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.
It’s Election Day and polls have officially opened in California! Please go out and vote!read more
My opponent has stated – on multiple occasions – that “we don’t suffer from a housing shortage crisis.”read more
The Bay City Beacon: Fact Check: Beckles’ and Her Supporters’ Attacks Against Wicks Are False – Guest Opinion
A lot of misinformation has been spread about contributions to my campaign. I have accepted $0 in corporate donations, and 80% of my contributions are under $500.read more
Earlier today, with my daughter Jojo by my side, I officially cast my ballot for myself!read more
I’m so honored to have Senator Kamala Harris’s endorsement and support in this race!read more
Berkeley, CA.-- Today Jovanka Beckles issued a press release regarding contributions made on her behalf by the California African American PAC, an outside independent expenditure campaign. Chevron, Tesla, Disney, the California Prison Guards and...read more
Thank you to Frances Dinkelspiel and Berkeleyside for your profile covering our campaign!read more
We are in the final days of a contentious race for State Assembly. I am so proud of the campaign we have built and run, but I wanted to take a moment to address some of the lies and mistruths being spread by my opponent and her supportersread more
Haven’t been able to make it to a forum or debate yet? Listen to this morning’s KQED’s Forum – I joined Michael Krasny and my opponent to discuss the issues facing AD15.read more
We did it! We knocked on over 15,000 doors throughout AD15 this week (15,269 to be exact)! And we were able to because of all of YOU!read more