When I first decided to run for Richmond City Council, I knew I would never be able to raise the same amount of money as the corporate candidates to whom the local oil refinery, Chevron, would give thousands. But I was confident I would not be outworked. I asked friends, family and local activists who shared my vision for Richmond to help spread my ideas. Together we walked hundreds of blocks and talked with thousands of voters, sharing my goals for Richmond throughout the city.Read more
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!Read more
As you know, my campaign is committed to being free of corporate campaign contributions. To illustrate why this matters and how this impacts you, I am providing a specific and concrete example in real time. Over the weekend, the SF Chronicle reported that AT&T donated $1.6 million to candidates last year.
Now AT&T is cashing in.
I stand with DACA recipients today, tomorrow and forever because I can relate to the experience of leaving a familiar country and culture behind to live in a new place because parents believed that our family would have better opportunities elsewhere.Read more
I work full time as a mental health professional for the Contra Costa County Health Department, when I am not serving the City of Richmond as Vice Mayor.
My primary focus is to work to ensure children in Contra Costa County have healthy academic and home environments and that their guardians are capable of providing the support developing children need.Read more
This Monday is Labor Day, and I am proud to support my union sisters and brothers as we march in solidarity with 300 other cities across the world for a livable wage, and to declare that America needs unions!Read more
I have worked side by side with the dedicated members of the Asian Pacific Environment Network (APEN) for close to a decade, and I am honored to have APEN Action's endorsement.Read more
This past weekend we witnessed the devastating chaos and tragic loss of life caused by the violence of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. For some, hatred, fear and intimidation is nothing new. On the contrary; it is an all too familiar experience. For others, it is a wake up call. For still others, this is a stark reminder that the struggle continues.
Regardless of whether you have children in your life, everyone’s children are raised by the people power of the community in which they live. It is people power that tutors the third-grader after school, people power coaches our athletes and opens summer schools; people power is what mentors and guides our young people. Our communities thrive when youth and young adults feel supported, safe, fed and free to pursue their dreams.Read more