Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined next year's highly-anticipated state Senate race on Tuesday. Her announcement came on the first day of Pride Month. But Mei's ugly history when it comes to the LGBTQIA community is leading Alameda County Democratic Party activists to urge its members not to support candidates who have discriminated against the LGBTQIA … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race
Alameda school member Jennifer Williams accepted a $2,500 campaign contribution from the San Francisco Police Officers Association this week, according to finance reports. The contribution comes after Alameda County Democrats strongly advised elected officials running for office this fall not to accept contributions from police unions. The resolution approved by the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading Alameda: School board member’s campaign accepted money from police union
More than nine years ago, a resolution by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that called for national reconciliation and reparations due to centuries of slavery in the U.S. feels eerily prescient to the state of the country in 2020. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors will move to reaffirm the landmark June 7, … Continue reading Carson, Miley to urge for apology, reparations for slavery
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city's proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by the Alameda County Democratic Party toward the proposed deal would be a significant development in … Continue reading Oakland progressives are pushing Alameda County Dems to oppose selling Coliseum to the A’s
A call from the statewide Democratic Party to rid itself of political contributions from police unions is filtering down to the local level. The Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday that calls on elected officials and candidates in this fall election to pledge they will not accept contributions from the … Continue reading Alameda County Dems call on candidates to pledge they will not accept money from the sheriff, related police unions
Alameda County Democratic Party leaders approved a resolution to urge the state attorney general to investigate the April 18 fatal shooting of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police. The resolution was conceived by Pamela Price, a member of the committee and former candidate for Alameda County district attorney two years ago. Price believes the San … Continue reading Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police
Move follows the "Moms 4 Housing" controversy in Oakland.
East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee has seemingly always been in favor of impeaching President Trump. It took Rep. Eric Swalwell some time to come around to the idea, despite being one of the leading cable news talking heads speaking out against Trump. But Rep. Ro Khanna, the third prong of Alameda County's congressional resistance to … Continue reading Khanna voted to table impeachment
Rep. Eric Swalwell, back on the House floor Tuesday after a short, ill-fated run for president, detailed a litany of racist comments previously made by President Trump, including recent tweets telling four minority congressmembers to "go back... to which they came." While speaking on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, Swalwell later verbalized Trump's characterization of … Continue reading Swalwell said ‘sh*thole’ and House Republicans went nuts
However, President Trump may do it all on his own this week.
Wednesday's vote shows House is growing concerned over potentially unfettered power by the President to wage war.
Two years ago, when Rep. Ro Khanna took up the cause of the on-going and brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen, it was hardly a blip on the radar of anyone other than the most ardent of foreign policy experts. Led by Khanna, who represents Fremont and Silicon Valley, the House of Representatives Wednesday passed a resolution … Continue reading With Yemen resolution, Khanna gains significant legislative victory
A Trump administration proposed rule change that would greatly affect immigrants in California and elsewhere is being met by opposition from East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and other Alameda County officials. On the first day of the new legislative calendar Tuesday Bonta offered a concurrent resolution condemning the Trump administration's proposal to change the definition … Continue reading Bonta offers resolution opposing Trump’s latest attack on immigrants
"We’ve now experienced enough of ICE telling lies," said the author, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
The AC Transit Board of Directors became the first local government body to issue support for labor unions as its ability to gain new members could be diminished soon by an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling.