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Gayle Mclaughlin

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.

Corporate Triumphs, Progressive Victories and the Roadmap for a Democratic Revival

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Tuesday's Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP's triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups.

'I Am Absolutely Not Backing Down'

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — When the mayor of Richmond, Calif., and a gaggle of activists and homeowners showed up at the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in d...

Ben Hallman

Mayor Takes Bold Stance Against Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

As the mayor of Richmond, Calif., Gayle McLaughlin believes it's within the city's rights to seize hundreds of home mortgages at risk of foreclosure a...