CAL Students Stand United Behind Jovanka Beckles for Assembly

It is an honor to have the endorsements of the Cal Berkeley Democrats, the Progressive Student Association and CalServe, who are the future of California and our world. 

Take a moment to read their joint statement of endorsement! 

It is an honor to have the endorsements of the Cal Berkeley Democrats, the Progressive Student Association and CalServe, who are the future of California and our world. 

Take a moment to read their joint statement of endorsement! 

Students Stand United Behind Jovanka Beckles for Assembly

CalServe, The Progressive Student Association, and The Cal Berkeley Democrats are proud to announce their endorsements of Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles for State Assembly. Out of all the candidates in a crowded field, she has shown herself to be the best advocate for student voices, needs, and values.

When Bernie Sanders ran for President, he started a movement across this country to make our government serve the people. Jovanka Beckles and her allies in the Richmond Progressive Alliance have shown what can be accomplished when that vision is realized, when people stand united against corporate greed and act for the common good. With the RPA, she has helped to transform Richmond, from reducing crime through community policing to defending her city against the pernicious influence of Big Oil. We want to give her the chance to take the lessons from her victory in Richmond statewide.

Too often in our state government, the interests of the wealthy few take precedent over the average citizen, especially students. We know that Jovanka won’t be bought by special interests, because she has never taken corporate money and never will. She has committed to fighting for tuition-free higher education, single payer healthcare, and an end to our dependence on fossil fuels. She will bring innovative, progressive solutions to Sacramento, like creating a State Bank so that we can invest our money in an institution that serves us, rather than the ones that crashed our economy.

On top of her vision, experience, and commitment, Jovanka will bring badly needed perspectives to the state capitol. As a Panamanian immigrant, as a queer Black woman, and as a grandmother, Jovanka has experienced the divisions that exist within our society, even in the East Bay. That’s why she knows that to succeed, we need to transcend the things that divide us and fight for a future for all Californians.

Join us in electing a champion for the people to the State Legislature.

CalServe – The Progressive Student Association – The Cal Berkeley Democrats