About Us

Who Are Dick and SharonWho are Dick & Sharon?

Dick and Sharon are a pair of information activists who got fed up with mainstream media. They were tired of the fluff or outright misinformation. And they were tired of not getting the information they needed to be informed voters. So, together they founded the LA Progressive — a site that gives voters the information they need to make informed decisions. Dick is the editor.  Sharon is the publisher.

When this site was launched Dick and Sharon did most of the writing. Today, a host of gifted writers contribute to the LA Progressive’s daily offering which typically amounts to 45 articles a week. Dick and Sharon continue to write as well as edit and publish. The LA Progressive newsletter is distributed every morning.

Originally from Minneapolis and New York respectively, the couple has a blended family of four children (Raheem, Wade, Deva, and Linnea), two children-in-law (Dan and Yoko),  one very beautiful granddaughter, and a host of pets.

Both have  been progressive activists and anti-racists for more than 30 years, each supporting progressive causes in their own way. By profession, Dick is a long time publisher and Sharon, who holds a Juris Doctor, is an adjunct professor of law.

The couple has received numerous honors and awards since launching the LA Progressive including being named the Democratic Man and Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, receiving the Badge of Courage Award from Valley Democrats United,  and being a designated newsletter of Excellence by Constant Contact.

Dick and Sharon can be heard from time to time on talk radio shows like Mario Solis-Marich’s DiverseLA on KTLK 1150 am in Southern California and Sharon has made guest appearances as a pundit on Cenk Uygur’s “The Point”.

Dick and Sharon make public appearances and accept invitations to speak and to train.  You can contact them at:  dick_and_sharon@yahoo

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Martin Leopold Williams

LA Progressive Technical Support

Martin Williams

Martin Williams serves as technical support to the LA Progressive. He is the all around go-to man for all things technical. Martin has over 20 years of I.T. experience. In addition to the support he provides to the LA Progressive, Martin also leads the technical department at the Progressive Media Team, an media company that helps small grass-roots organizations develop and online presence. He is an essential member of the LA Progressive team who is committed to social justice causes.

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Contact the LA Progressive — A No Fluff Zone

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TheLA Progressive began as an online magazine for progressives living in and around Los Angeles but it quickly gained attention well beyond Los Angeles. Today, we publish reports and comment on issues of political, social, and cultural consequence to progressives everywhere. The writers advocate progressive positions and policies but conservatives are also welcome to read and comment. You can reach us by filling out the contact form above. Only civil discourse will be responsded to.
The LA Progressive exists to provide a means of expressing progressive viewpoints and to champion the causes that promote the betterment of society particularly the lives of the dispossessed and powerless. But we have a sister publication, the Hollywood Progressive. Check it out if you’re interested in learning about progressive activism in the Hollywood community.

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Advertising – Sponsorship Opportunities in the LA Progressive

Since its launch on March 19, 2008, Dick & Sharon’s LA Progressive has built a growing audience centered in California but extending throughout the United States and beyond to 220 countries.

The LA Progressives attracts hundreds of thousands of pageviews per month. It has three advertisement page areas and additional ad space in its Sunday special edition. These spaces are available to advertisers or sponsors. To see our advertising rates or for more information, click here or contact Dick and Sharon at dick_and_sharon@laprogressive.com

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Click here to place an ad on the LA Progressive

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Writing for Dick & Sharon’s LA Progressive

Contact us at dick_and_sharon@laprogressive.com if you would like to write an article or would like to become one of our regular columnists. If possible, include a photograph with your article submission. You can also contact us by clicking contact.

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Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise specified, all articles in the LA Progressive are copyrighted by the respective author. For permission to reprint, post, or redistribute an article, please contact either the author or the editor. If permission is granted, we ask that the LA Progressive be credited as the original source and that a link to the LA Progressive website, http://www.laprogressive.com, be included.

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Disclaimer

The LA Progressive assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other website to which this web site has links.

The documents and related graphics published on the LA Progressive could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Improvements may be made and/or changes made to the documents and/or graphics described herein at any time.
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Any article by a contributing writer of the LA Progressive is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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