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A historic candidacy

Kamala Harris’ campaign brings presidential promise to the Bay Area

As early as 6 a.m., eager supporters began filing along Broadway in anticipation of Harris’ historic announcement at noon. Harris’ candidacy comes nearly 50 years after Representative Shirley Chisholm — the first Black American and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination — ran for president in 1972.
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Students must advocate for farmworkers’ equal rights

Agricultural industry representatives acknowledge the fragility of a food system that depends on migratory labor and undocumented farmers who work under temporary or unsafe circumstances and are in need of a more sustainable solution. United States policies systematically exclude agricultural workers from labor protections, pose a significant barrier for political advocacy and ultimately lock them in a vicious cycle of economic, political and social vulnerability.
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Democratic candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck vie for California superintendent of public instruction

California state Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck — both members of the Democratic party — are running for the role of state superintendent of public instruction. Current superintendent Tom Torlakson is stepping down after holding the position since 2010, having narrowly defeated Tuck for re-election in 2014.
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