I love living in the East Bay. I’m raising two young daughters here and they are the daily inspiration for my work to improve our schools, make our streets safer and help our youth grow up happy, healthy and equipped with the skills and education to get the kind of jobs they need to stay here in the East Bay when they are grown.
National cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps) are bad enough, but the impact of these cuts are felt more deeply when you consider the timing.
The cruel irony is that these cuts went into effect on November 1st – the month of Thanksgiving – a time when most Americans will gather around the table with family and a hearty meal to celebrate and give thanks for each other and the many blessing we have.
We’ve had a whirlwind of good news in the last several weeks and I wanted to drop you a quick note and ask you to help us keep it going.
Tony Thurmond for State Assembly Announces Endorsement from Black Women Organized for Political Action
California Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Tony Thurmond for State Assembly
Sacramento, CA – Tony Thurmond’s campaign for California State Assembly, District 15, announced today the endorsement of the Legislative Black Caucus, elected members of California state legislature advocating for greater equality, justice and opportunity across the state and for full inclusion of African American residents – from education and employment to housing and health to commerce and government services.
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State Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond Gains Early Momentum with Endorsements from Police Officers, Firefighters and Deputy Sheriffs
Thurmond is endorsed by Richmond Police Officers Association, Richmond Firefighters Local 188, Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association and more
Many of us this Labor Day will attend summer barbeques and picnics with our friends and family, and I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the achievements of workers in America. From Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers to community organizer Fred Ross Sr. and many more, leaders and activists fought hard for greater equality, fair wages and workers’ rights.
Keeping it real. That’s what we called it back in the day. That probably sounds dated to our younger friends, but it’s still the best way to approach any situation. Sadly, I don’t see much “real” in politics or government these days. What I see is a whole lot of rhetoric and politicians redirecting blame.
At our second Children’s Future Forum on July 31st, we once again brought together over one hundred dedicated Californians to share ideas, experiences and proposed solutions to a problem most political campaigns and politicians won’t even acknowledge – mental health.
State Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond Convenes Children’s Future Forum on Mental Health
More than 100 community members and mental health experts joined Tony Thurmond in Oakland on July 31