About Us

Who Are Dick and SharonWho are Dick & Sharon?

Dick and Sharon edit and publish the LA Progressive. They also host LA Progressive Live!! — a weekly recap of LA Progressive articles which is broadcast across various platforms.

In 2008, Dick and Sharon launched the LA Progressive —  intentionally bringing to the fore the progressive voice in Los Angeles. Their mission was and is to provide a platform for progressive thought, opinion and perspectives on current events. They openly and unapologetically support and employ advocacy journalism. They are committed to advocating for the public interest as opposed to the corporate agenda.

A host of gifted writers contribute to the LA Progressive’s daily offering which typically amounts to 45 articles a week. Dick and Sharon write as well as edit and publish. The LA Progressive covers the gamut of progressive issues both on the domestic as well as international stages with a particular focus on local issues in Los Angeles, the home of the LA Progressive.

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  anti-racist activists for more than three decades, each supporting progressive causes in their own way. By profession, Dick is a long time publisher, Vietnam Veteran and anti-war activist. Sharon, who holds a Juris Doctor, is a professor of law but spent more than 20 yrs working for NASA before shifting gears and pursuing her passion for social justice.

The couple has received numerous honors and awards for the work they do with 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 the Activism Award from Common Cause California,  and being a designated newsletter of Excellence by Constant Contact.

Dick and Sharon make public appearances and accept invitations to speak and to train.  You can email them at:  dick_and_sharon[at]laprogressive.com



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 LA Progressive Media Team, a non-profit media company that helps small grass-roots organizations develop an online presence. He is an essential member of the LA Progressive team who is committed to social justice causes.



Contact the LA Progressive — A No Fluff Zone

TheLA Progressive began as an online magazine for progressives living in and around Los Angeles but quickly gained attention well beyond Los Angeles. Today, we’re read by an international community looking for progressive perspectives on political and social issues.

Our writers advocate progressive positions and policies but conservatives are also welcome to read and comment.

The LA Progressive exists to provide a means of expressing progressive viewpoints and to champion the causes that promote the betterment of society with a particular focus on marginalized communities.

For those who are interested in the lighter side of Los Angeles, we have a sister publication, the Hollywood Progressive. Check it.



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 the LA Progressive advertising rates or for more information, click here or contact Dick and Sharon at dick_and_sharon@laprogressive.com


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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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