Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan on Tuesday announced plans to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown, saying her nascent campaign would focus on bringing peace, economic equality and environmental stability to California.
“One of the goals of this campaign is to break the stranglehold on this state’s politics by the two parties of, by and for the corporations and the 1 percent,” Sheehan, of the Peace and Freedom Party, told supporters outside the Capitol. “I am devoted to improving the lives of the working and poor classes, and protecting our precious and compromised environment.”
Californians want education, jobs and health care, she said, “not more empty promises and pandering to the wealthy.”
She also touched on what she described as a lack of diversity in the governor’s office.
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