In Richmond, Mc Laughlin has championed foreclosure protection, greener energy, higher minimum wage and rent control.In November, the alliance took majority control of the City Council.
They’ve tried to put together a myth that Richmond was a terrible place and that they came into town and they saved Richmond.” Theresa Karr, a consultant for the California Apartment Association, a statewide organization for rental housing that opposes rent control, told me the progressive alliance’s governing approach is unbalanced and alienates people and businesses that would otherwise pour money into Richmond.
Still, she recognizes that the group knows how to rally people together and that Mc Laughlin is a leader.
Mc Laughlin, 65, is a co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, the group of left-leaning activists that formed in 2003 to kick corporate influence out of Richmond politics.
In 2004, Mc Laughlin became the group’s first political insider when she was elected to the City Council.
Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality; she especially delights in the flaws. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.
Using modified Holgas and Holga pinhole cameras, she produces small wet plate tintypes. Called the “Alt Queen” by her students, she has taught alternative photo processes at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn Illinois for ten years. Gayle Stevens lives and works in Downers Grove, Illinois, USA.I talked with her in the living room of the home with a sloped roof off San Pablo Avenue that she’s rented with Kilkenny for more than a decade.Her primary source of income is from a City Council stipend, which is ,500 per year.The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington provides practical tools to help entrepreneurs of south central Indiana start and grow businesses.Founded in 2010 to honor one of the regions’ most successful entrepreneurs, Bill Cook, the Cook Center embodies Mr.On the road trip, she’ll attend town hall meetings and rallies as she campaigns for a job she concedes is largely ceremonial.