This week I am excited to announce the endorsement of the Sunflower Alliance, a Bay Area advocacy group that is leading efforts to protect our climate and to fight for environmental justice. This endorsement adds to environmental endorsements from Clean Water Action and Green For All founder Van Jones, and builds on the great week we had last week volunteering at the Coastal Clean Up in Berkeley and participating in the People's Climate March and rally in Oakland.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently released a report on elementary school truancy, and the stats are troubling. The numbers tell the story – when kids skip school they are not only hurting themselves, they are hurting their communities and they are hurting the kids who are left back in school.
Supports Tony Thurmond for Assembly
Tony Thurmond, leading candidate for State Assembly District 15 and former school board member and Richmond city council member, opened his official campaign headquarters this weekend in El Cerrito.
On the way to school this morning, my daughters took note of how green or dry each of our neighbor’s lawns is in our neighborhood. Even at ages 8 and 11, Maya and Jayden understand that California is experiencing a drought and that this is a time when we must conserve water, even when it comes to watering the lawn.
Please join us this coming Saturday for the grand opening of our new campaign headquarters at 10460 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito!
It’s with a heavy heart I watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, these past two weeks and with tears I read the Chip Johnson’s recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Today is National Women’s Equality Day and today we celebrate the 150-year fight for the right to vote. When the movement started in 1848 at Seneca Falls, it was a tireless battle for autonomy, equal rights and an equal voice in government to combat relentless discrimination, injustice and even contempt.