Richmond Progressive Alliance
Contact: [email protected]
2540 MacDonald Ave
Richmond, California 94801-3105
Unity. Democracy. Diversity. When diverse races, ethnicities, and cultures join forces in a democracy, there’s no greater power on Earth. Our Core Beliefs One Richmond. A better Richmond is possible only when we work together to unify the different populations that make up our diverse city. We need to end the policies that pit the Latino/a community against African-Americans against Asians against whites. We need a united community effort to take on the problems of crime, violence, economic inequality, and decaying infrastructure that are the results of political policies at the state and national level combined with globalization. Democracy is about people, not corporations. Corporations have too much power in our society. In all our activities and campaigns we refuse contributions from large corporations and try to answer their power with the voluntary activity of large numbers of people. These ideas have taken on greater importance with the growth of the right-wing and the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow corporations to make unlimited political contributions. Democracy is about the public making the important decisions and ending the back room politics of corporations using their power, pulling strings, or buying support through contributions. Diversity and respect for each other's ideas. We don’t all agree on every issue and invite discussion in our newsletter. We are registered as Democrats, Greens, independents, and in other parties. But we do agree on the need to build a strong progressive movement in Richmond where people support each other. Our members and supporters are active on city commissions, neighborhood councils, and community organizations. We promote programs to reduce crime in the city. We search for ways to bring jobs – particularly green jobs to Richmond. We participate in the campaigns to prevent this area from becoming a casino strip mall. We support efforts to preserve the shoreline, build bike trails, and develop community gardens. We mobilize for immigrant rights, opposing ICE raids and police checkpoints that target immigrant communities. We strongly support Richmond’s teachers and students in the struggle for quality education and youth organizations. We are active in the Mobilization for Climate Justice demanding that Chevron reduce pollution in our city. We speak at City Council meetings; we publish a newsletter to help make activists more effective; we hold workshops for people who want to learn skills to become better organizers and leaders. We debate and discuss ideas and try to develop a vision of Richmond that can make us proud. A better Richmond is possible. See our website at www.richmondprogressivealliance.netActivity status unknown.