Gabriel Thompson is a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University. His new book is America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century (University of California Press).
First, the EMILY’s List-backed Eloise Reyes has to get through the primary.
Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.
Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.