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.

Latest Updates

Sep 19, 2017

Come to the Rent Board Meetings

Thanks to the efforts of the RPA and our allies we now have rent control and ‘just cause’ eviction in Richmond. The new 5-member Rent Board began work in April setting up what is, in essence, a housing court...

Sep 18, 2017

A conversation with Ada Recinos

Progressives: meet Ada Recinos, the recently appointed Richmond City Councilmember. Passionate Millennial, spiritual, and self-described introvert are a few ways to describe Ada. Ada met with RPA Steering Committee member, Peter Chau, to answer questions about...

Sep 18, 2017

Ada Recinos unanimously chosen as new councilmember!

On September 12, the Richmond City Council unanimously voted in Ada Recinos as the newest member of the council, taking the seat that was vacated by Gayle McLaughlin, who resigned in order to...

Sep 09, 2017

Contribute to Defense of Richmond Pipeline Protesters

In the early morning of July 31, for the second Monday in a row, protesters locked themselves in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s Richmond facility, leaving tanker trucks stranded for hours while police and firefighters figured...

Sep 09, 2017

State Legislature to Vote on Affordable Housing

Earlier this month, the Governor and Leadership came together to announce their commitment to a package that included urgently needed affordable housing funding. The Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB 2) was introduced by Senator Atkins (D-San Diego) to...

Sep 05, 2017

Peter Chau is the RPA!

Who is the RPA? It’s made up of volunteers with passion, progressive values, and who love Richmond. In this series, we get to know the new faces on the RPA Steering Committee. This...

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