Running as “the Bernie Sanders of the East Bay”, Councilwoman and former Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin announced this week her run for the lieutenant governor’s seat in California. Councilwoman McLaughlin’s campaign as a “corporate-free Berniecrat” concentrates on “putting people first [and] organizing corporate-free local groups throughout the state ….”.
Within her platform, Councilwoman McLaughlin supports single-payer, universal health care, affordable housing, and rent control. In support of environmental quality, she has long been a critic of the Chevron Richmond refinery.
For more information of Councilwoman McLaughlin’s campaign, see: EAST BAY TIMES: Richmond’s ‘Bernie Sanders of the East Bay’ to run for lieutenant governor
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