Written By Sylvie Lerner

It’s the last day of Women’s history month, and The California Donor Table has, for over the last decade and a half, focused on spotlighting, electing, and resourcing progressives, especially progressive women of color. We used this year’s Women’s History month to get to know some of the powerful women that make this work possible.

Meet our board members, Eva and Karen Grove: the fierce mother-daughter duo who exemplify alignment, both in principles and in giving.

It was a pleasure to interview both Eva and Karen. As a daughter of a mother who is very politically…


Interview by Sylvie Lerner

The California Donor Table has, for over the last decade and a half, focused on spotlighting, electing, and resourcing progressive women, especially women of color. We are using this year’s Women’s History month to get to know some of the powerful women that make this work possible.

Meet our board member, Faye Straus:

Faye is a fourth generation Californian who co-administers the Firedoll Foundation with her husband, Sandor Straus, who is also a member of the CDT board. The Firedoll Foundation focuses on the environment, community development, immigrant issues and human rights, among other things. In…


Written by Quinn Delaney, CDT Board Member & Co-Founder

March is Women’s History Month and March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. The combination of these two recognitions pretty much sums up what the California Donor Table has been up to.

Since its inception, CDT has always focused on the leadership of people of color, but within that mandate, the leadership of women of color is critically important. Don’t get me wrong, we have stood behind and championed some very fierce, male leaders, such as Michael Tubbs, Tony Thurmond and George Gascon, to name just a…


Every year is an election year in CA, and this year is no different. These recall efforts and upcoming special elections across CA will direct our state and have national impacts.

Gubernatorial recall

After presidential election years usually national attention goes to the post-presidential gubernatorial election states of VA and NJ, but because of potential recall of Governor Gavin Newsom California may actually have the first gubernatorial race under the Biden administration. The recall campaign has ties to QAnon, Proud Boys, and other right wing groups, as well as the rest of the state Republican party. It is funded by…


By Ludovic Blain

I suspect that you, like me, started Wednesday Jan. 6 in joy at Rev. Warnock’s Georgia Senate seat win, waited hopefully for Ossof’s win, was disappointed at the leak that Biden would appoint Garland as AG, and then was aghast as white supremacists turned their protest to a violent takeover of the Capitol.

Since my son is at home, we watched together, and he had lots of questions. First, we reviewed the ways white supremacists have pushed back every time the country became less racist. Then I told him I was very surprised at how easy it…


Widespread opinion of California’s election is that it was a progressive disaster. But that is not accurate. We must set the record straight about the progressive local and regional candidate and initiative wins we can claim across California. Here is what actually happened.

Californians showed their power at the ballot box. California has counted almost 18 million votes, more than 9 percent of all the votes cast for president country-wide. Our turnout was 80.7 percent, a percentage not met since 1964. …

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