July 19, 2017 (San Diego)—Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, California, says she’s running a corporate-free progressive campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California.  She will hold a town hall meeting to discuss her campaign on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at the IBEW 569 hall, 4545 Viewridge Avenue, Suite 100 in San Diego.

According to a press release issued by the campaign, as a two-term mayor of Richmond, Gayle led a successful grassroots movement to “liberate the city from corporate giants and wealthy special interests. Her progressive leadership returned political power to the city’s residents and local businesses, defeating Chevron’s attempts to buy democracy.”

McLaughlin states, “Corporations have all the advantages and too much influence in California government. That has serious consequences for our cities, communities, counties, schools and hospitals. Corporate perks starve regular working families of the resources they need. As Lieutenant Governor, I will support the people’s struggles, work to build progressive coalitions, promote new policies, and mobilize all Californians of good will, regardless of partyaffiliation, who are willing to transform our state.”

Her town hall discussion will include:

• Her experience as a progressive Mayor – how she passed progressive

legislation in spite of Chevron’s money and power;

• Her Richmond Progressive Alliance experience and her views on a need for local unity of all progressive forces;

• Why corporate money  is “toxic and addictive” and “how CA can get clean and sober”; and

• Why she is running for Lt Governor.

For more information, you can visit her website: http://www.gayleforcalifornia.org/