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Immigrant Activists Have Given Me More Hope Than the Democratic Party

Undocumented immigrants are risking arrest and deportation to push for real, uncompromised immigration reform — regardless of which political party is in power.

The Progressive Challenger Who Wants to Unseat a Democratic Titan

First-time candidate David Kim has been endorsed by Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang. Can his grassroots, volunteer-run campaign overcome the well-funded political machine of his opponent?

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Endorsing the Lesser of Two Evils in this Stupid, Sad, and Fake Election

It is hard to escape the sense that Biden’s presidency would be more about humanely mourning what’s lost forever than building whatever’s next. But after four years of Trump’s monstrous travesty of a presidency, it might still work.

A Conversation With Kendrick Sampson on Activism and Police Abolition

The author Chris L. Terry talks to the activist and “Insecure” actor about growing up as a misfit in Houston, finding his way in Hollywood, and becoming a prominent voice at Black LIves Matter L.A. protests.

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Jackie Lacey Vs. The People

The District Attorney’s office has spent the last four years persecuting L.A. rapper, Drakeo the Ruler. In his own words, the incarcerated star explains why Jackie Lacey must go in 2020.

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The L.A. Politicians With More Power Than the Mayor

You can hate on Garcetti all you want, but your City Councilmember is really calling the shots.

A Battle for the Soul of California: An Oral History of Prop 15

By targeting tax loopholes that benefit corporations, Proposition 15 would finally re-invest in education and help close the state’s enormous wealth gap. This is an oral history of what one professor calls “the battle for the south of California.”

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Godfrey Santos Plata Wants to Stand Up to Your Landlord

Godfrey Santos Plata is challenging incumbent Miguel Santiago in California’s 53rd District. If elected, Plata would be the only renter in the Assembly — and a champion for low-income tenants.

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Fatima Iqbal-Zubair is the Antidote to 2020 Pessimism

Comedian and campaign volunteer Mitra Jouhari on why Fatima Iqbal-Zubair is giving her hope during the tidal wave of darkness that is 2020.

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Holly Mitchell is Ready to Take on Los Angeles

If Senator Holly Mitchell can beat Herb Wesson, she’ll enter the L.A. County Board of Supervisors during a time of unprecedented transformation.

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Is George Gascon Really the Godfather of Progressive Prosecutors?

George Gascón is the irrefutable progressive choice for LA’s top prosecutor — he has pledged to reopen at least four fatal police killings that Jackie Lacey refused to investigate. But do his plans for reform go far enough?

L.A. Progressive Voter Guide

L.A. Progressive Voter Guide

A voter game plan to the November ballot, with endorsements and California ballot measure pros and cons by Knock L.A. and grassroots progressive organization Ground Game L.A.

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Nithya Raman, the Progressive Candidate Running for City Council

In the run-off race for Los Angeles City Council District 4, Nithya Raman is already reshaping L.A. city politics for the better.