‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018

By FARAH STOCKMAN This article was published in The New York Times on April 20, 2018.   HOUSTON — There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court…


#NotOneMoreDrop: Stop the Nestlé Water Grab In California

What right does a Swiss transnational corporation have to come into our drought-hit state and steal hundreds of millions of gallons of freshwater from beneath our feet? None. At. All. Yet that’s exactly what Nestlé has been doing, bottling our…


Holy Friday in Gaza

Another Gaza massacre took place Friday as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested peacefully at the Israeli wall against their collective incarceration in Gaza, which can only be called the largest concentration camp in the world. The…


Transformative Cities Project Names Richmond Model “Utopia”

From the get-go, we’ve said that one of the the goals of this organizing campaign for Lt. Governor is to stimulate the formation of progressive alliances throughout the state – now, and when I am elected. We know that when passionate progressives…


Why I Support These 7 Corporate-Free Candidates for Congress

Last month we launched Gayle Force, an alliance of dozens of progressive Californians running bold, corporate-free campaigns up and down the ballot in 2018. I’m thrilled to stand with these inspiring people as we fight to free money from…


Single-Payer Foes Open $2 Million Super PAC

Single-payer Medicare-for-All foes are taking no chances on the Lt. Governor race in California, and they’ve found a wealthy candidate to be their vehicle for opposing health care reform. On Thursday, wealthy Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos…


It’s time to build mass public transit in California

Less and less Californians are loving their cars. This is particularly noticeable with the younger generation. Getting stuck in traffic for hours and the awareness of what we are doing to the environment are two huge reasons. However, there…


Make Donald Trump a Catalyst for Change

Donald Trump’s first visit to California is about two things: division, and greed. The official reason for Trump’s visit is to examine prototypes for a new border wall. This wall would cost tens of billions and will never be built. But what it…


LA Progressives Shares Gayle's Story

Today, March 12th, 2018, Steve Early wrote about Gayle in LA Progressives. Discussing her background, the growth of the Richmond Progressive Alliance and the transformation of Richmond. Here are a few highlights from Early's "A Working Class Mayor…


Celebrating Our Strength on International Women's Day

I recently became aware of a wonderful quote by Harriet Tubman, the leading abolitionist in the Underground Railroad: “Don’t ever stop. If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If you want a taste of…