California Progressive Candidates

The California Democratic Primary is on March 3, 2020. Find the most revolutionary California progressive candidates running, and their policies. For the purpose of this list, “most revolutionary” means that each candidate meets the following two criteria:

  • Rejects corporate money
  • Supports single-payer Medicare for All

LAST UPDATED: April 20, 2020

California Progressive Candidates for Congress

U.S. House

CA-01 Audrey Denney for U.S. House

Audrey Denney (D) – “North State Values and Vision.” Medicare for All • Forest Health and Fire Prevention • Money Out of Politics • Public Education • Veterans Benefits • Agriculture • Environmental Protections • Public Lands • California’s Water • Paid Maternity Leave and Family Leave • Tax Reform • Gun Safety • Foreign Policy of Diplomacy and Human Rights • Humane Immigration Reform • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-12 Shahid Buttar for U.S. House

Shahid Buttar (D) – “Resistance for Real.” Medicare for All • Unseat Nancy Pelosi • Green New Deal • Affordable Housing • Privacy Protections • Military Spending Cuts • Diplomatic Strength and Peace Foreign Policies • Labor Unions • Immigration Reform • Digital Rights • Whistleblower Protections • End War on Drugs • End Mass Incarceration • Criminal Law Reform • Unseat Nancy Pelosi • Accepts No Corporate Money

Shahid Buttar aims to unseat Nancy Pelosi in 2020.
Shahid Buttar is interviewed by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti about how his policies contrast with those of his opponent, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

CA-17 Ro Khanna for U.S. House

Ro Khanna (D) incumbent – “Change Starts with You.” Medicare for All • Ban PAC and Lobbyist Money • Green New Deal • Human Rights • Economic Justice • End Endless Wars • Public Utilities • Immigration Reform • Gun Safety • Expand Veteran Benefits • Internet Bill of Rights • Women’s Rights • Expand Social Security • LGBTQ Rights • Working Families • Create Technology and Manufacturing Jobs across America • Reduce Traffic Congestion • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-18 Rishi Kumar for U.S. House

Rishi Kumar (D) – “Getting Things Done.” Medicare for All • Quality of Life • High Speed Broadband as Utility • Preserve Open Spaces • Women In the Workplace • Senior Citizen Protections • Affordable Housing • Mass Transportation • Green New Deal • Big Money Out of Politics • Immigration Reform • American Diversity and Rights for All • Accepts No Corporate Money\

CA-29 Angelica Dueñas for U.S. House

Angelica Dueñas (D) – “Equity. Justice. Equality.” Medicare for All • Environmental and Climate Justice • Green New Deal • Public Education • Free Public University • Student Debt Cancellation • Universal Pre-K • Humane Immigration Reform • Housing Is a Human Right • End Homelessness • Civil Rights Protections for All • Criminal Justice Reform • Caring for Veterans • Foreign Policy Based on Prosperity and Peace • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-34 David Kim for U.S. House

David Kim (D) – “Positive Change for America.” Medicare for All • Universal Basic Income • Human-Centered Capitalism • Save Planet and Environment • Free Public Higher Education • One-Time Student Debt Cancellation • Peace Economy • Affordable Housing • Federal Jobs Guarantee • Labor Unions • Equal Pay • Establish Department of Children and Youth • Ban Politicians from Accepting Corporate Money • Democracy Dollars • Immigration Reform • Abolish ICE • Criminal Justice Reform • Crime Prevention • Crypto/Digital Asset Regulation and Consumer Protection • Regulate AI and other Emerging Technologies • Congressional Limits • Supreme Court Justice Term Limits • Restore Voting Rights • End Gerrymandering • Women’s Rights • LGBTQIA+ Rights • Native American Justice • Black Rights, Racial Reconciliation, and Healing • National Service • Gun Control and Safety • Veterans Support • Seniors Support • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-38 Michael Tolar for U.S. House

Michael Tolar (D) – “Fighting for Everyday People.” Medicare for All • Criminal Justice Reform • Gun Control • Affordable Housing • Big Money Out of Politics • Support Veterans • Workers’ Rights • Accept No Corporate Money

CA-42 Liam O’Mara for U.S. House

Liam O’Mara (D) – “Restore Accountability in Congress.” Medicare for All • $15+ Federal Minimum Wage • Plan for Automation • Paid Family and Sick Leave • Paid Vacation • Higher Taxes for Rich • Affordable Housing • End Homelessness • Banking Reform • Infrastructure Repairs • Child Care • Public Education Reform • End Public Funding of Charter Schools • School Lunches and Senior Meals • Tuition Free Higher Education • End War on Drugs • Legalize Cannabis • Gun Regulation • Media Regulation • Reproductive Rights • Civil Liberties for All • End Surveillance State • Immigration Reform • Climate Action • Support Veterans Affairs • Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy • Reduce Influence of Military Industrial Complex • Campaign Finance Reform • Public Funded Elections • Ban Outside Authorship of Legislation • Overturn Citizens United • Balanced Budgets • Accepts No Corporate Money

It is time for the financial sector to stand on its own two feet, and not on the backs of the taxpayer.

~ William O’Mara

CA-53 Georgette Gómez for U.S. House

Georgette Gómez (D) – “Our Champion. Our Community.” Medicare for All • Green New Deal • Gun Control • Affordable Housing • Economic Equity • Immigration Reform • Expand Public Transit • Reform Criminal Justice System • Increase Social Security and Expand Medicare • Accepts No Corporate Money

California Progressive Candidates
2020 California progressive candidates are revolutionary!

Candidates in Other States

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Presidential Candidates

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