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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.

#EveryKidCounts

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.

Tony Thurmond for Assembly Campaign Announces Endorsement from Former Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma

Tony Thurmond for Assembly Campaign Announces Endorsement from Former Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma
Former Assemblymember and current President of California Women Lead Fiona Ma adds to growing support from distinguished female leaders throughout California

Berkeley, CA – Former Richmond City Councilmember and school board member Tony Thurmond announced today that former Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma has endorsed his campaign for California State Assembly. Fiona Ma's support adds to the growing momentum of legislative leaders and distinguished female elected officials from around the state.