Gayle McLaughlin is the Only Lt. Governor Candidate 100% United with Renters

Hi, I'm Gayle McLaughlin, I'm the former two-term mayor of Richmond, California and a corporate free candidate for lieutenant governor of California. With the primaries just around the corner, I want to talk with you about an issue that keeps me…


Why Bill McKibben Says I Should Be Our State’s Next Lt. Governor

Nothing is more consequential than our fight against climate change. And few people are as consequential in leading that effort than Bill McKibben. Bill is, quite literally, the face of the modern U.S. climate movement. That is why I am so honored,…


Left Forum 2018: Towards a New Strategy for the Left

Left Forum, a 501c3 nonprofit which envisions a world in which radical imagination becomes a tool for self-empowerment that challenges society to build a process for collaborative and emancipatory leadership, will host the Left Forum 2018…


Whose State? Our State!

The central political question of the 2016 presidential race was inequality - of all kinds. But instead of the progressive populist working alongside us to create a utopia, we got a greed-mad demagogue who uses hate to whip up votes. Did you know…


#EveryNewHome: This Is What Climate Leadership Looks Like

I don’t know if you saw the big news last week, but California just became the first U.S. state requiring all new homes to include solar panels starting in 2020. This. Is. HUGE. There is no faster, easier and common sense way for Californians…


It's Time for Californians To Demand Medicare-For-All

Healthcare isn’t about policy and it isn’t about numbers. It is about giving medical attention to every citizen who needs it – regardless of whether they can afford to see a doctor, receive urgent treatment or pay for life-saving medication. That’s…


Repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act – Make Rent Affordable to ALL

There are few things more important than having a roof over our heads. But as we know, California is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis like this state has never seen, with more and more working families, fixed-income seniors, and young…


California Must Ban All Business with Wells Fargo

I was outraged to see Wells Fargo investors vote last week in their annual shareholder meeting to increase pay and compensation for the bank’s executives – despite the degree of fraud and scandal that has made Wells one of America’s most…


Celebrating May Day: Solidarity with working-class heroes everywhere

I was born on May 2nd in Chicago to a unionized carpenter and a homemaker and factory worker. My mother was in labor on that year's "Labor Day." I'm proud of my family and the city in which I was born. This year again, as my birthday rolls around, I…


Nader: Citizen-Mayor Gayle Roars through Richmond California

This article was originally published on Counterpunch, April 27, 2018.  By RALPH NADER Richmond, California—a city of 110,000 people, most of whom are minorities— is located on beautiful bays and coves next to San Francisco. Hovering over…