Battles between corporate and progressive Dems will only get more pitched between now and 2020.

By María Poblet

Our newly elected representatives just took their oaths of office. But for many of us who organize in the Bay Area, the dust has only just settled from the November elections, leaving the lessons from one hotly contested East Bay race in sharp focus.

The defeat of the East Bay’s homegrown community activist, Jovanka Beckles, in California’s 15th Assembly District race demands that we challenge the Democratic Party to do better.

I won’t mince words. It should be profoundly disturbing to Bay Area progressives that Buffy Wicks — an out-of-towner with moderate positions and corporate backers —…

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