The Revolutionary California Progressive Candidates of 2020

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The California Democratic Primary is on Tuesday, 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
  • Fully supports Medicare for All

LAST UPDATED: August 29, 2019

California Progressive Candidates for Congress

U.S. Senate


U.S. House

CA-01 Audrey Denney for U.S. Representative

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-05 Jason Kishineff for U.S. Representative

Jason Kishineff (D) – “Continuing the Political Revolution.” Medicare for All • End Corporate Personhood • Comprehensive Electoral Reform • Public Funded Elections • End Voter Suppression • End For-Profit Wars • Police and Prison Reform • Green New Deal • Citizenship to All Current Immigrants • Tuition Free College • Livable Minimum Wage • Repeal Free-Trade Agreements • Women’s Rights • Pesticide and Herbicide Regulations • Legalize Cannabis • Reduce Military Budget • Universal Child Allowance • End Homelessness • Federal Jobs Guarantee • Eliminate Plastic • Reaffirm Right to Contract • Clean Contaminated Waterways • Governmental Corruption Monitor • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-07 Chris Richardson for U.S. Representative

Chris Richardson (G) – “Vote for What You Want! Not Least Worst Candidate.” Medicare for All • Free Education • Fund National Public Radio and Press • Public Works Programs • End Endless Wars • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-12 Agatha Bacelar for U.S. Representative

Agatha Bacelar (D) – “Proximity.” Medicare for All • Green New Deal • Criminal Justice Reform • Public Education • Universal Pre-K • Gun Safety • Immigrant Justice • Money Out of Politics • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-12 Shahid Buttar for U.S. Representative

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.

CA-17 Ro Khanna for U.S. Representative

Ro Khanna (D) incumbent – “Strong Leadership for Our Future.” Medicare for All • Public Education • Free College Tuition • Universal Pre-K • Immigration Reform • Veteran Benefits • Gun Control • Assault Weapon Ban • Internet Bill of Rights • Environmental Protections • Sustainable Agriculture • Climate Action • Women’s Rights • Mass Transit • Civil Liberties • Electronic Privacy • LGBTQ Rights • $15 Minimum Wage Indexed to Inflation • Paid Sick Days • Labor Unions • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights • Social Security Expansion • Paid Parental Leave • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-28 Maebe A. Girl for U.S. Representative

Maebe A. Girl (D) – “First Drag Queen Elected to Public Office in the United States.” Medicare for All • LGBTQIA Rights and Protections • Women’s Rights and Protections • Immigration Rights and Protections • Minority Rights and Protections • Environmental Protections • Gun Reform • End Homelessness • Stabilize Working and Middle Class • Free State College • Foreign Policy of Diplomacy and Collaboration • Green Works Progress Administration • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-29 Angelica Dueñas for U.S. Representative

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-45 Katie Porter for U.S. Representative

Katie Porter (D) incumbent – “100% Orange County.” Medicare for All • Consumer Protection • Real Tax Reform • Environmental Protections • Gun Control • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-47 Jalen McLeod for U.S. Representative

Jalen McLeod (I) – “Us.” Medicare for All • Campaign Finance Reform • Criminal Justice Reform • End Private Prisons • Public Education • Free Public College • Remove Electoral College • Cut Military Spending • Gun Control • Responsible Globalization Foreign Policy • Green New Deal • Immigration Reform • Abolish ICE • Labor Rights • Federal Job Guarantee • LGBTQIAX Civil Rights Protections • Affordable Housing • End Homelessness • Reproductive Rights • Senior Care • Progressive Tax System • Wealth Tax • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-51 Aeiramique Glass Blake for U.S. Representative

Aeiramique Glass Blake (D) – “Equity. Justice. Equality.” Medicare for All • Big Pharma Reform • Criminal Justice Reform • End Private Prisons • Gun Violence Prevention • Juvenile Justice • Immigration Justice • Abolish ICE • Housing Justice • Peace Economy • Veterans and Active Duty Military • End Unnecessary US Occupation • Free 4-Year College • Environmental Justice • Senior Protections • Women’s Rights and Equality • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-53 Jose Caballero for U.S. Representative

Jose Caballero (D) – “Because Policy Matters.” Medicare for All • Heroes’ Promise to Expand Veterans’ Benefits • Green New Deal • Criminal Justice Reform • End War, Promote Peace • Reduce Military Budget • Public Education • Tuition Free College • Student Loan Debt Forgiveness • End Drug War • Money Out of Politics • Immigration Reform • National Public Bank • Accepts No Corporate Money

CA-53 Joaquín Vázquez for U.S. Representative

Joaquín Vázquez (D) – “Putting People First.” Medicare for All • Labor Unions • Public Education • Tuition Free Higher Education • Student Loan Debt Forgiveness • Immigration Reform • Abolish ICE • Criminal Justice Reform • Housing Is a Human Right • Green New Deal • Equal Rights for All • Big Money Out of Politics • Voter Protections • Stop Gun Violence • Accepts No Corporate Money

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