G. Anthony Phillips

ADEM Candidate

My name as registered is Gerald Anthony Phillips but I go by G. Anthony, Anthony, or as many of my friends and co-workers call me, “G”.

I am a senior citizen who has been a Democrat before and after reaching voting age. Although I was too young to vote, the first campaign I worked for was in 1968 for Hubert Humphrey against George Wallace and Richard Nixon. I have voted in every election since then. I am the son of one of the first Army officers in the desegregated Army. I am a Navy veteran. I am opposed to war.

I am currently the Chair of the Napa County Democratic Central Committee and the President of the Napa Solano Central Labor Council. I am a member of two IATSE (theatrical workers) locals and have been a member of Reno Local 363 since 1978 and San Francisco Local 16 since 1996. I served as President of Local 16 for one term 2010-2013. I am also a member of the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay. I am a member of the Veteran’s Caucus, the Labor Caucus, the Senior Citizens Caucus and the African American Caucus of the CDP.

I believe the structure that the California Democratic Party has for its delegates is strong with 1/3rd of the delegates coming from the ADEM, 1/3rd coming from the Central Committees and the final 1/3rd coming from our elected officials and their appointees. I believe the CDP is the leader for progressive values in the US because it evolves. Even though I am a senior citizen, I support our young, current, and future leaders and their visions. I was appointed to serve on the CDP Rules committee at the Winter E-Board in November 2018.

I support Medicare for all and Single Payer, comprehensive Immigration reform with a path to citizenship, campaign expenditure reform, Women’s right to choose, minimum wage reform, equal pay for all, I believe we should be working towards living wage not just minimum wage and workers right to organize.

I chose to be a part of the Rural Progressive Alliance (RPA) because I believe that the Democratic Party is the best avenue to bringing about the changes we need and want. I believe that is what RPA offers. We can get the candidates that support our vision, but it starts with putting those that share that vision in a position to work together to bring about the changes needed into the platform of the party. I believe that the inclusiveness and diversity of the RPA is the best for AD4. I want to be a part of that.

I, humbly ask for your vote

G. Anthony Phillips