We are in the final throes of a hotly contested primary election for Assembly District 15, and passions are running high. I’ve worked as a progressive community organizer for 20 years and I’ve seen negative attacks, mistruths, and mischaracterizations overwhelm reasonable and important political discourse. I saw it first-hand working for President Obama for six years. I refuse to speak negatively of my opponents. That’s not the kind of campaign I want to run, and I believe our electorate deserves better.
Despite my lifelong commitment to public education, some of my detractors have been spreading misinformation about my positions and my background in general. Today, I want to set the record straight.
Reversing the ban on donations from fossil fuel companies would be a huge mistake. I have not – and will not – take any contributions to my campaign from corporations.read more
I’m very excited to announce that Oakland Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington has endorsed our campaign for State Assembly!read more
The latest attempt by Trump to sabotage the gains made under the Affordable Care Act: short-term, “junk” insurance options. As someone who worked with President Obama to pass the ACA, it is incredibly disheartening to see the Trump administration bring back and push these junk plans on to unsuspecting victims.read more
Nine years ago today, the United States Senate voted to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. And on this day 53-years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law – which expanded the promise of universal suffrage by dismantling some of the systems that kept minority voters from casting a ballot.read more
ICYMI: coverage of President Barack Obama’s endorsement in today’s East Bay Times: “Among the set of candidates endorsed by former President Barack Obama this week was East Bay Assembly District 15 candidate Buffy Wicks— who worked for him leading up to and during his presidency.read more
In his farewell address President Barack Obama urged us to “grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” And a little over a year ago I heeded his call, and started this run for California’s State Assembly in #AD15.read more
Can you believe that we’re just 100 days away from Election Day?!read more
Excited to add two LIUNA unions to our growing list of labor support! Thank you Laborers’ Local 304 and Laborers’ Local 324 for your endorsement!read more
Excited to announce the endorsement of the Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local #342! Our unions were vital in creating our middle class, workers’ rights, and workplace protections – and they are essential to their preservation and expansion.read more
Incredibly honored to announce the endorsement of Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste! Lori is a dedicated public servant who knows that listening and working alongside the community is the only way we’ll find solutions to the biggest issues we face in #AD15. We are so lucky to have her on #TeamBuffy!read more