August 3, 2017: End corporate addiction

Too often we see the impact of corporate money on Sacramento.  Last month it was the defeat of Single Payer Health Care and Cap & Trade legislation that does not effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

It is clear that the legislature is addicted to corporate money. Too many of our legislators are stuck in the belief that they can’t do their job without taking corporate money. I believe we can and should do much better for our constituents.

This is why I have never taken corporate campaign contributions. I have stood up to Big Oil and the Landlord Lobby. I have beaten back their big money attacks against my campaigns.

I insisted Chevron put environmental protections before corporate profits, so it was no surprise when Big Oil PACs spent millions to try to remove me and other progressive officials from office. Despite the overwhelming odds and millions spent to defeat progressive candidates, Richmond residents rejected Chevron’s political agenda. Voters re-elected me, and the progressive slate in a landslide.

When the Landlord Lobby used half-truths and outright lies to block implementation of Rent Control and Just Cause Eviction Protections by the City Council, I partnered with the grassroots campaign for Measure L.  Together we were able to garner the support of Richmond voters to pass renter protections. Together we overcame a massive and deceptive campaign from Big Landlords.

To break the cycle of addiction to big corporate money locally, in Sacramento and beyond, we need individuals like you to step up and take back our government. You have the power of the vote. You have the power of putting your money where it will work for you. You can make a difference by making a donation to my campaign today. You can trust that your interests will be well represented by me.

Your net worth should not equal your voice in Sacramento. That is why we need you to join my people powered campaign. I have a record of standing up to corporate interests and will be the leader we need to break Sacramento’s addiction to corporate money.