Our Core Beliefs

One Richmond:  A better Richmond is possible only when we work together to unify the different communities that make up our diverse city.  If you feel the same, join the RPA and sign up for one of our Activist Teams.

Democracy is about people, not corporations: Corporations have too much power in our society. In all our activities and campaigns, we refuse contributions from corporate donors.   Instead, we try to counteract corporate power with the voluntary activity of large numbers of people.   Democracy is about people, not corporations, making the important decisions.

Diversity and Respect:  We are registered as Democrats, Greens, Independents, and more. We don’t all agree on every issue. But we do agree on the need to build a strong progressive movement in Richmond, one where people support each other.

 

Steering Committee Meetings

The RPA Steering Committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA.

Latest Updates

May 17, 2018

CCC Racial Justice Task Force Presentation

The Contra Costa County Racial Justice Task Force (created as a result of excellent campaign work by the CCC Racial Justice Coalition) has recently come out with a set of thirty recommendations for ensuring racial equality within...

May 11, 2018

June 5 Voter Guide

  PRIMARY RACESVote for one, top two advance to November election. Elect a West County team! Lieutenant Governor Gayle McLaughlin...

May 08, 2018

New Refinery Monitoring Tool

Big thanks to all the presenters who inspired us at the RPA’s Earth Day event, Activating Environmental Justice.                And many thanks to panelist Cheryl Holzmeyer who just introduced us to the Refinery...

May 07, 2018

Richmond People's Assembly

Inspired by the Richmond People’s Convention of 2004 (organized by Richmond Progressive Alliance, Just Cause Richmond, ACORN, and others) which drew over 300 people, the 2018 Richmond People’s Assembly aims to gather neighborhoods together to organize for collective power, bring...

May 01, 2018

AD 15 Race is a Test for Progressives

Howie Klein writes:  Jovanka Beckles is the AD15 candidate whose election would bring to state government, and to national visibility, a uniquely successful local Progressive political model. Jovanka is a working-class veteran of the nation’s most Progressive city council, which...

May 01, 2018

RPA Featured in New Podcast

Our movement is in the news again! Hot off the "presses" is a wonderful podcast from Stepping Up, titled Smackdown: City Hall v. Big Oil. Produced by Claire Schoen, this podcast focuses on “surprising stories from climate...

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