As a children's mental health professional for Contra Costa County for decades, I've seen how the lives of our kids and their families can be transformed. As a two-term Richmond City Councilmember and long-time leader in the Richmond Progressive Alliance, I've experienced how working people can organize their community, overcome corporate control, and build a better future. Now I am running for the California State Assembly to transform our state government to work for people, not profit.
Billionaires and corporations buy elections to maintain their own power, sabotaging working people's interests. That is why I have never taken contributions from corporations or billionaires, and never will.
Please join my campaign to win a California for the many, not the few.
Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem
"This election is bigger than any particular personality running for AD15.
This election is outside-of-the-district money from the one percent versus a people-powered movement to hold politicians accountable.
Today, Jovanka is the leader of that movement in AD-15."
I will fight to win housing for people, not for profit.
We need a healthcare system that serves individual and community needs, not corporate profits.
Every person in California, no matter their zip code or their family's wealth, should be able to have an excellent public education.
In the Assembly I will fight for all working Californians to have the pay, benefits, and workplace power they deserve.
In the Assembly, I will fight for violence prevention through social programs, gun control, and stronger police accountability, and for an end to mass incarceration.
We need urgent action to fight climate change and provide a beautiful, healthy environment for everyone in California.
On grounds of irregularities in the eviction process, Mrs. Madison petitioned the court to reverse the eviction. On Tuesday, August 21, Mrs. Madison won a court order from Judge Benjamin Reyes that ensured her right to return home.
Jovanka Beckles, candidate for the State Assembly District 15, is heading into the November run-off with endorsements of a number of her rivals in the June primary.
The "corporate money free/people power" candidate from Richmond placed second on June 5, thanks to a largely volunteer-run campaign like Ocasio-Cortez's and a Sanders-style small donor base.
There is a battle on all over the country between corporate Democrats and corporate-free, people-powered, locally-based candidates. It’s happening here, too.