I am strongly pro-immigrant rights, a progressive Democrat, and no fan of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But when it comes to the way California is implementing its sanctuary laws, he’s right: they’re a threat to the safety of the public in general and to immigrants in particular.Read More
A distinguished group of scientists and scholars have today sent an open letter urging that I be included in California’s upcoming gubernatorial debates.
Signers of the letter include the climate scientist James Hansen, Harvard author Steven Pinker, winners of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, and other concerned citizens.
In their letter they point out that a recent poll finds that I have higher name recognition than Delaine Eastin and Travis Allen, both who have been included in past debates.Read More
Our success won’t come quickly, or easily, but it will come. In just two years we’ve won important victories in New York, Illinois, South Korea, Connecticut, and France, and fresh victories could soon arrive in New Jersey, Taiwan, and Spain. Places like California and Germany will almost certainly take longer.
Throughout history, advocates of good causes have faced longer odds than ours, persevered, and triumphed. We can take inspiration from them. We must use every ethical and legal tool at our disposal.
And we must never surrender.Read More
We don't have to accept continued domination by an exploitative and deceptive Machine. We can unite around a broadly-supported agenda of shared prosperity and abundant housing. We can unite against endemic corruption. And we can unite around fair-minded reform of our parasitical system of taxation.
Read Michael Shellenberger's indictment of political corruption and his plan for achieving nature and prosperity for all.Read More
I was raised believing that the Democratic party was the party of the common people, not the powerful; the party of FDR and JFK, and technological progress; and the party of the Enlightenment dream of prosperity, liberty, and justice for all.
But in California, and too often nationally, the Democrats have sided with the powerful against the people; with big oil, big real estate, and big unions over poor people, middle class people, renters, Millennials, and most anyone who would like to one day own a home here.
Too often Democrats blame Republicans for everything when, as California shows, Democrats mess up, too.
But that’s reason for me to fight for the Democratic Party, not abandon it.Read More
To save California, we must first save the Democratic Party
For all of my adult life I have worked on progressive and Democratic causes to lift up the common person and protect the natural environment.
I am running for governor because I am deeply concerned about the crises affecting housing, jobs, schools, and the environment in our beautiful state.
Rents are going through the roof. Student performance is declining. Wages are stagnant.
My party — our party — has failed to deal with these problems because of narrow-minded interests that maintain our state's exclusionary housing policies and our regressive tax system that transfers wealth from the young to the old.Read More