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.

RELEASE: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Backs Tony Thurmond for Assembly

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Backs Tony Thurmond for Assembly
Supervisor Chan is the former Majority Leader of the State Assembly – the first woman and Asian American to hold the position
Berkeley, CA – Tony Thurmond, former Richmond City Councilmember and school board member, announced that Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has endorsed his campaign for California State Assembly. A former member of the Assembly, Wilma Chan was the first woman and first Asian American to serve as Majority Leader.

RELEASE: Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin Changes AD15 Endorsement, Supports Thurmond for Assembly

Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin Changes AD15 Endorsement,
Supports Tony Thurmond for Assembly
Thurmond Building Key Momentum in His Opponent's Home City
Berkeley, CA – Tony Thurmond, former Richmond City Councilmember and school board member, announced today that Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin has shifted his endorsement from his opponent's to his own campaign for State Assembly.

Even Our Kids Know Climate Change Is Real

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.

Why Today Is Important

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.