Electoral Campaigns

Matt Maguire’s Voter Guide

For many Petalumans – particularly those with progressive political inclinations – former Petaluma Councilman Matt Maguire’s ballot recommendations have proved an invaluable reference. Maguire prefaced his recommendations with this message: “For those of us who have some trust issues with Hillary Clinton, know that she has already made progressive concessions because of Bernie Sanders, and…

Voter Guides for the 2016 Election

Voter Guides for 2016 Here’s a collection of voter guides for your reference as you attempt to navigate this year’s voluminous ballot (here in California, in any case).     California Progressive Voter Guide. Voter’s Edge by Maplight. California Secretary of State’s Quick Guide to Propositions. California Voter Foundation’s Online Voter Guide. Sonoma County Conservation…

Phone Bank for Measure M – Protect Family Farms from GMO Contamination

A Message from Pamm Larry and the Yes on M Campaign: In an article in the Press Democrat weeks ago, the Sonoma County Farm Bureau said they were not going to launch an opposition campaign to Measure M. Guess what?  Well…as usual, they “misrepresented” themselves.Again. They just opened a PAC with virtually the same name…

Healy, Miller & Kearney Campaigns Heavily Funded by Basin St. and its Associates

Here’s an open letter to Petaluma citizens from fellow resident Don Lewis Jr., who recently took a closer look at the campaign financial filings of Petaluma City Councilmembers Mike Healy, Kathy Miller, and Gabe Kearney, all of whom are up for re-election on the upcoming ballot. The trio has been widely criticized over the past…

Glaude vs. Dyson Debate Contains Stark Warning for Clinton Supporters: No to To Trump, But Business As Usual Is Over

In the most compelling debate we’ve seen thus far on the democratic dilemma we face, a conversation which covered Hillary & Trump, race, the captured black vote, corporate Democrats, American Exceptionalism and much more, Princeton professor of African-American Studies Eddie Glaude made it clear that yes indeed, we must stop Donald Trump. However, Glaude emphasized…

The Great Food Blackout of 2016: How the Presidential Election Ignored the Most Vital Ingredient to Human Survival

The early results of the food movement’s campaign to make certain issues relating to a sustainable and resilient food and ag system are addressed this campaign season are not good. Read author Christopher D. Cook’s (Diet for a Dead Planet) take on the current state of the food movement conversation – three months shy of…