My Platform

Thank you for your interest in my platform. My campaign is based on the idea that we can provide every Californian with good housing, excellent healthcare, a fully-funded public education, equal justice, and a healthy environment.

Guided by progressive and working-class organizations across the East Bay, and by my eight years of governing experience on the Richmond City Council, my platform charts a path to a California for the many, not the few.

Corporate money prevents Sacramento from providing the kind of government we need. Lobbyists, billionaire donors, huge corporations, and establishment politicians have taken control of our politics to serve their profits. Our public schools, colleges, and universities have been harshly cut. Affordable housing is disappearing. Healthcare is becoming more expensive and out of reach. Our environment is in crisis, our justice system is deeply unfair, and workers and unions are under attack.

In this platform, I lay out a vision to change politics and run California's government for people, not for profit. As a candidate who takes no money from billionaires or corporations, and with my experience as an elected leader in the movement that took back Richmond after decades of corporate control by Chevron, you can trust I will be an effective, committed champion for this platform.

If you agree with this platform, I urge you to join our movement. Come to our events in your neighborhood, join our phone-banking and canvassing efforts, and talk to your friends about voting! Together, we can take back control of our politics and our lives.

–Jovanka Beckles

Jovanka Beckles

I am running for the California State Assembly to transform our state government to work for people, not profit. Join me and our movement to build a California that works for the many, not the few.