June 15, 2017 at 6:30pm at Kelseyville Senior Center
SPECIAL GUEST - Gayle McLaughlin
We're very excited to have former Richmond Mayor and current candidate for Lt. Governor of California, Gayle McLaughlin, come to our next Lake County Progressives meeting!
See press release below for more about Gayle. I met her in Sacramento two weeks ago, at our Berniecrat Dinner. She's a dynamo!
RE: Candidate for CA Lt. Governor Gayle McLaughlin will Address Lake County Progressives on June 15
Our Revolution Lake County/Progressive Democrats of America hold their joint monthly meeting on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm at the Kelseyville Senior Center in Kelseyville.
The progressive group meets third Thursdays each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Progressives of all parties (or no party) are welcome to attend.
This month's special guest is Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, CA and currently a candidate for Lt. Governor of California.
McLaughlin, called the "Bernie Sanders of the East Bay," pledges to not accept corporate donations and to represent the interests of working people. "Corporate money is both toxic and addictive. Our democracy needs to get clean and sober," says McLaughlin.
McLaughlin was a Green Party member who was twice elected Mayor of Richmond, California. She is a founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance and was elected to City Council before running for Mayor against an incumbant establishment-democrat and a Chevron-controlled city council. After being termed-out as Mayor, she ran for City Council again with the progressive slate "Team Richmond" which defeated a $3 million opposition campaign funded by Chevron.
In 2016 the Richmond Progressive Alliance won two additional seats on the City Council for a supermajority of five corporate-free progressives out of seven councilmembers.
On June 15 she will share her story and lessons-learned with the Lake County progressive group, and answer questions about how progressive actions have transformed the city of Richmond under her leadership.
Kelseyville Senior Center is located at 5245 3rd St, Kelseyville, CA 95451. Meeting begins at 6:30pm.