We’re in the middle of a radical change to our work force. Californians have been asking honest, tough questions, because changes in the economy have left many people behind, or wondering if their kids will be able to do better than they have.


Truck drivers, retail clerks, and many others all see what we see—new technologies are coming that will take away their current livelihoods. I'm prepared to roll up my sleeves and offer a new set of plans to make sure that this new economy brings everyone forward, and that we don't accept leaving anyone behind.

None of these issues will be easy. We’re going to have to educate our kids differently, empower and train workers for new opportunities, and stop doing things that we know don’t work. This is no time to fall back on wedge issues and poll-tested ideas that will bring out one group or another. It’s a time to solve new problems—taking risks, working across groups, challenging assumptions, testing out ideas, and letting others take the credit. We can’t count on politics as usual to help working families navigate the new economy, protect our shores from climate change, safeguard our homes from cyber-crime, to give communities the tools to fight the epidemic of addiction and depression, or to heal political divisions.

Every time we’ve been at a point like this, Californians have forged a way forward. That is our State's ethic. Californians settled here because, as a people, we've never been afraid to reach the furthest frontier. We pioneered public higher education, we pioneered space travel and satellites, we developed the world wide web, and the music and films and vision that have inspired and shaped the world. Californians won't settle for less in facing today’s challenges. It's time to do some good things together.


  • From the blog

    Thank You

    I'm so grateful for your support, and for the tremendous opportunity that you have given me this past year to seek elective office.

    Although last night's result was not what we had hoped for, I have no regrets.

    We ran the campaign that we promised you -- independent, substantive, and honest. We managed to earn hundreds of thousands of votes statewide without taking money from special interests, corporations, lobbyists, or a SuperPAC. And we stayed true to our commitment to raise the quality and focus of the debate.

    I hope that you take pride in the campaign we ran, the ideas we put forward, and our ability to stay principled and earn the support of so many people who studied the race.

    Working with each of you, and our extraordinarily dedicated team was one of the greatest gifts of this campaign. I feel more fortunate than ever to belong to this circle of friends. That mutual respect and friendship will always mean more than any poll.

    Finally, I appreciate the thoughtful and tender notes that so many people sent today. My spirits are high. So don't worry that I'm sitting in some dark room listening to sad music. I spent the morning with Equal Rights Advocates, at their annual lunch planning the next crusade.

    Soon, we'll find new ways to do good things in the world together.

    Thank you always for helping me run a race that we can all be proud of.

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    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Endorses Jeff Bleich for Lt. Governor


    May 24, 2018


    Oakland, CA – Today the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Jeff Bleich's campaign for Lt. Governor of California. The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March, is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

    "Jeff Bleich has proven through words and actions to be a champion of the gun violence prevention movement, and we’re proud to endorse his campaign for Lieutenant Governor," stated Peggy McCrum, president of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign. "Jeff will be a great ally as we work with him to bring about a safer California."

    Earlier this week, Bleich’s campaign released a new ad highlighting the work Jeff has done for more than twenty years to address the epidemic of gun violence.

    “I have worked with the Brady campaign for the past twenty years, and am honored and humbled to have the endorsement of an organization that has done so much to prevent and reduce gun violence throughout the country,” said Bleich. “As Lt. Governor, I’ll stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby as I always have, and continue my work with Brady and other violence prevention organizations to enact common sense gun laws.”

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