2020 Racial & Economic Justice Voter Guide

This November, the most diverse electorate in American history is projected to turnout at the highest rate in an entire century. And while Trump tries to stoke fear, divide us across race, and bully his way through an election he knows he is losing, Black and Brown, working class families, young people and immigrants know better and we are showing up in record force to swear in a democracy that works for all of us - not just for a corrupt, white supremacist, billionaire facist and his Wall Street buddies.

When we vote together, we can usher in a new government that unquestionably protects renters and homeowners from the economic fallout of COVID, and stop evictions and foreclosures. We can swear in leaders that pledge not to take money for corporations, big real estate or corporate landlords. We can reclaim the money that’s ours from the billionaire class and invest it in people and the services we need to live dignified, safe and healthy lives. When we vote together, we can provide secure and sustainable income for all, house the unsheltered, give our kids the quality schools they deserve, create free universal healthcare, and so much more.

That’s why ACCE leaders have led the charge to create a 2020 Racial and Economic Justice Voting Guide that both vets out local and state candidates and weighs in on the propositions we’ll be voting on up and down the state. Check it out!

You can download a PDF of our Guide in English here and in Spanish here.


Bay Area

Candidate Endorsements

Carroll Fife

Oakland City Council District 3

David Chiu

for Assembly District 17

Alexis Villalobos

for Assembly District 20

Alex Lee

for Assembly District 25

Leah Simon-Weisberg

Berkeley Rent Board

Mari Mendonca

Berkeley Rent Board

Andy Kelley

Berkeley Rent Board

Dominique Walker

Berkeley Rent Board

Xavier Johnson

Berkeley Rent Board

San Diego

Candidate Endorsements

Andrea Cardenas

Chula Vista City Council

Marcus Bush

National City City Council

Jose Rodriguez

National City City Council

Nora Vargas

San Diego County Supervisor

Liz Lavertu

Assembly District 71

Kate Schwartz

Assembly District 75

Sarah Davis

Assembly District 78

Terra Lawson-Remer

San Diego County Supervisor District 3

Los Angeles

Candidate Endorsements

Holly Mitchell

Los Angeles County Supervisor

Grace Yoo

Los Angeles City Council District 10

Scott Schmerelson

Los Angeles Unified School District 3

Patricia Castellanos

Los Angeles Unified School District 7

Abigail Medina

Senate District 23

Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for Assembly District 64

George Gascon

Los Angeles County District Attorney

Contra Costa

Candidate Endorsements

Melvin Willis

Richmond City Council District 1

Gayle McLaughlin

Richmond City Council District 5

Claudia Jimenez

Richmond City Council District 6

Eduardo Torres

Bay Point Ambrose Recreation and Park District Board

Tamisha Walker

Antioch City Council District 1

Helio Moreno

Pittsburg Unified School District

Taylor Sims

Pittsburg Unified School District


Candidate Endorsements

Pamela Swartz

Senate District 1

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