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California candidates who ran on a progressive platform and won.

There has been a lot of writing on the mixed November 2020 election results in California — close to 2/3 of California voters voted for Biden/Harris, but then declined to support policies endorsed by the same Democratic leaders they voted for. The New York Times called it a “gut check for liberals”, Politico declared that California is not as liberal as many think, while others stated that the results show a divided California with urban centers leaning left and rural counties leaning right.

After all, California voters rejected affirmative action, said no to closing corporate tax loopholes in order to fund public schools, and voted down basic worker rights (ie. …

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“I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women.” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Today a male reporter wrote me: “I saw your Instagram page. Interesting. Why vote for X over Y?”

Two male reporters contacted me after they saw my Instagram story posting an angry text I got from a male colleague after a vote (not the first, or second). Both asked me why I voted the way I did. Neither mentioned the inappropriate, gender laden text message I posted. …


Jane Kim

Bernie 2020 California Political Director. Former San Francisco Supervisor, Board of Education President, Community Organizer + Civil Rights Attorney.

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