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Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tu...

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd at (D.-M.A.) at her first campaign rally in Oakland on May 31. Warren, who was one of the previous front runners of the Democratic primary race, dropped out today after falling short of expectations on Super Tuesday.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 5, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) ended her 2020 presidential election campaign today after announcing her candidacy last February, following former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D.-M.N.) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who are all now endorsing forme...

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena

February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are currently leading the race, with 62 percent of precincts reporting. ...

Striving for social justice

by Arushi Saxena, Emily Tan, Nicole Tian, and Sara Yen

January 21, 2020

“Show me what democracy looks like!” Behind the banner emblazoned with “Women’s March 2020,” loudspeakers blared from the event’s organizers as they led the enthusiastic protestors in a resounding chant. The crowd, spanning all generations, waved cardboard signs, filled the entire bre...

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

A crowd of 30,000 gathers for the fourth annual Women's March rally in San Francisco last Saturday. Later that afternoon, about 12,000 demonstrators marched down Market Street to the Embarcadero, according to estimates provided by the march's press team.

by Kathy Fang, Lauren Liu, Arushi Saxena, Alysa Suleiman, Emily Tan, Nicole Tian, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sara Yen, and Eric Fang

January 21, 2020

Upper school students joined the 37,000 demonstrators who filled the streets of San Jose and San Francisco last Saturday for the fourth annual nation-wide series of Women’s Marches. Originally sparked in response to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Women’s March movement has since...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections on March 3 and the general election on Nov. 3. To register, students will need to know the ...

After struggling for wider voter base appeal, Julián Castro ends bid for presidency

Julián Castro brings up his concerns with the current administration's immigration policy during the California Democrats’ State Convention in June 2019. He was formerly the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor in Chief

January 7, 2020

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, 45, ended his campaign for the presidency Thursday morning, as he announced in a nearly four-minute video on Twitter.  His message failed to resonate with a wider voter base. Between Dec. 11 and 31, Castro polled at just 1.1 percent national...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

At the start of his speech, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the crowd shows their support. This rally was the conclusion of Sanders' campaign across Southern California over the past week.

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris looks out at the crowd gathered in her hometown, Oakland, for the official announcement of her 2020 presidential bid. Harris dropped out of the race this morning after publishing announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Candidates face off in debates over the summer

Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders raises concerns about economic injustices. He pledged to combat large corporations if elected president.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sports Editor

August 28, 2019

Although the 2020 presidential election is more than a year away, political events for candidates have already kicked off, especially during this past summer. The two debates and the several forums that have taken place not only allow the public to become more familiar with the many candidates running fo...

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

In his speech at a fundraiser in Morgan Hill yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called himself “the opposite of Trump: an Asian man who likes math.” Of people who voted for Trump in 2016, 10 percent have said that they support Yang.

by Eric Fang, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised their hands.  “So you know what’s on the horizon,” Yang said. “If you work in technology,...

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

Democrats gather in the Moscone Center in San Francisco this afternoon for this year's California Democratic Party Convention, whose theme is

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

June 1, 2019

More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls travelled to San Francisco this week to attend the California Democrats’ State Convention at the Moscone Center. 11 of those candidates addressed an audience of more than 3,000 at the morning and afternoon general sessions, presenting highlights of...

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