Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Including donations from attorney Joe Cotchettand his law firm, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley raised $27,200 in the past eight days.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--The powerful Burlingame law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Facebook shareholder on Tuesday over the recent disclosure that the social media company failed to … Continue reading Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Alameda County Dems are going to give Swalwell the riot act over his vote favoring Kate’s Law

Rep. Eric Swalwell on CNN earlier this year.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRussia this. Russia that. East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has basked in the glow of television studio lights in recent months. He's a fixture on CNN, MSNBC and sometimes Fox News. His task is to repeat attacks ad nauseam against President Donald Trump and the on-going … Continue reading Alameda County Dems are going to give Swalwell the riot act over his vote favoring Kate’s Law

While promoting progressive cred, Khanna got himself banned from liberal-leaning website

Rep. Ro Khanna and his staff has beenaccused of misusing Daily Kos in the past.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRep. Ro Khanna has vowed to support a growing list of bedrock progressive principles since he was sworn-in to Congress last January. He's strongly backed an open Internet, smacked around Walmart for exacerbating income equality, and called for a … Continue reading While promoting progressive cred, Khanna got himself banned from liberal-leaning website

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Becklessays her campaign for the 15th AssemblyDistrict will not accept corporate donations.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially announce a campaign to be his replacement in the Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland Hills assembly seat.In a primary … Continue reading Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

[VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILhttps://alameda.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=1954&starttime=20928&stoptime=21224&autostart=0&embed=1Any parent or police officer will tell you nothing good ever happens after midnight. In Alameda, council meetings like last Tuesday's, which bled into the early morning hours, went seriously haywire. In this case, when Councilmember Jim Oddie, who had moments earlier failed to deliver a third vote to eliminate no cause evictions … Continue reading [VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

Since when did Alameda become an island of progressive activism?

WHEN A FEW DROPS OF BLOOD from a protesting renter hit the floor at City Hall in November 2015, something seemed to have changed in Alameda’s politics.A grassroots renters group flooded City Hall that night urging the council to enact an ordinance with strong rent control restrictions, but some of the renters wouldn’t take no … Continue reading Since when did Alameda become an island of progressive activism?

Swalwell berates Democratic Central Committee member for questioning his liberalism

Rep. Eric Swalwell, right, posing with lawenforcement while wearing a DEA cap.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTDon't call East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell a Republican or you will pay for it.After Swalwell tweeted a comment referring to his Republicans parents, Guillermo Elenes, an elected member of the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee, responded, "You are basically a … Continue reading Swalwell berates Democratic Central Committee member for questioning his liberalism

Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTPresident Donald Trump's nomination last week of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court will have debilitating consequence for the nation, Rep. Ro Khanna told India West."If the Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, our fragile democracy under this administration will crumble even further,” said. Khanna.In the … Continue reading Democracy will ‘crumble’ if Supreme Court nominee is confirmed, says Khanna

Alameda County Dem chair wants every East Bay city to pass minimum wage, rent control, sanctuary city legislation

Alameda County Democratic Party chair RobinTorello was re-elected to another two-year term.ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMOCRATS | Earlier this month, Alameda County Democrats reappointed long-time party chair Robin Torello. Although, her name may not be readily known outside county politics, her influence is unquestioned among local Democrats. Not to mention her leadership in making the county likely the … Continue reading Alameda County Dem chair wants every East Bay city to pass minimum wage, rent control, sanctuary city legislation

CA17 PREVIEW: Honda-Khanna rematch takes an ugly turn

Rep. Mike Honda and fellow Democrat Ro Khanna meet again for a rematch of their 2014 campaigns. MEET THE CANDIDATESRep. MIKE HONDA has served the South Bay since 2001. Until 2014, his path toward re-election was clear every two years until an upstart fellow Democrat fell less than four points of defeating him. One of the … Continue reading CA17 PREVIEW: Honda-Khanna rematch takes an ugly turn

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Podcast Special: CA17 June Primary Roundtable

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Swanson uses past loss of chairmanship to highlight his progressive cred

Sandre Swanson and Nancy Skinner agree on mostissues, but he's hoping East Bay Democrats find himmore principled in his approach.STATE SENATE | 9TH DISTRICT |In 2009, Sandre Swanson, then an assemblymember representing Oakland and Alameda, bucked his party's push to pass a heavily negotiated spending measure to close a staggering $41 billion budget deficit. Then-Assembly … Continue reading Swanson uses past loss of chairmanship to highlight his progressive cred

LISTEN: East Bay Citizen Podcast with Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguin

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Bill Quirk labels Steve Glazer a ‘So-called moderate Democrat’

Assemblymember Bill Quirk said moderates likeSteve Glazer vote to keep people in jail.LEGISLATURE | To the uninitiated, Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk may look like a standard-issue Hollywood curmudgeon, but the exterior often masks a warm, paternal manner. So, when Quirk, a Democrat, unleashed some intraparty venom towards State Sen. Steve Glazer recently, it was a … Continue reading Bill Quirk labels Steve Glazer a ‘So-called moderate Democrat’

Berkeley Councilmember Arreguin to run for mayor

Berkeley Councilmember Jesse ArreguinBERKELEY | MAYOR | His Facebook page may have spilled the beans earlier this week, but Berkeley Councilmember Jesse Arreguin made it official Thursday--he's running for mayor.Arreguin, who represents District Four on the Berkeley City Council, says the city's growing affordability gap as the city's most pressing challenge.“We need a Berkeley that … Continue reading Berkeley Councilmember Arreguin to run for mayor