Participation in East Bay DSA surged during the 2016 election and after the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Its youth arm held its conference in Berkeley this weekend to gear up for 2020.
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
With less than a week before election day, a single poll shows the candidate who has served eight years in public office narrowly ahead of a campaign consultant in her first race.
Beckles was buoyed on Monday by an endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Richmond councilwoman has staked out positions on the left of the Democratic spectrum.
Even before she entered the AD15 race, she was fighting to keep Alta Bates open. She has been on the ground, working with the most vulnerable members of this community for decades.
The independent senator from Vermont did not endorse AD15 Candidate Jovanka Beckles, although she was one of the few politicians to sit on the stage behind him.
By Nov. 6, the Wicks campaign and its 500 volunteers plan to have knocked on 100,000 doors, part of the candidate's strategy to connect with voters.
A recent campaign flyer sent by Buffy Wicks is disingenuous and inaccurate and mischaracterizes the position of her opponent Jovanka Beckles, who is the true, progressive champion for affordable housing.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
They differ on their support for Proposition 10, housing, charter school reforms, whether California should immediately seek a single-payer health plan and more.
At Food in the 15th, organized by the California Food and Farming Network, the candidates spoke on affordable food, urban agriculture social justice for food workers, more.
Six weeks remain until the November election. Some races have already gotten ugly.