Let's Get the Conversation Started

We shouldn’t have to wait until after Election Day to talk about real solutions to the problems our kids and families face here in Berkeley and in the state of California.

When it comes to protecting our environment, fighting for clean air and clean water, improving our public schools and making sure we’re doing everything possible to give our kids greater opportunities to succeed – we need to bring thought leaders, policy makers, leading experts and parents together in a conversation on how to move our community and state forward.

Join Me for an Online Town Hall Tuesday

Election Day is less than two weeks away, and there couldn't be more at stake. When it comes to making kids, families and seniors California's top priority, we need a leader in our state legislature with a real record of uniting the community together to make a difference for those most in need.

First, address the truancy crisis

Throughout this election people have often asked me about the first bill I would introduce as an Assemblyman.

That’s an easy one for me – a bill that would expand a pilot program I helped launch that is working to increase school attendance, generate new revenue for schools and create brighter long-term outcomes for East Bay youth.

Because of you

Because of you, our campaign for kids, families and seniors has defeated the odds. They told us we'd never get this far. Our historic grassroots campaign is fueled by the continual dedication, passion and heart that you've given this cause.

Coming together to fight for environmental justice

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.