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

May 11, 2017

Jovanka Beckles for Assembly

Richmond City Councilmember and RPA Member Jovanka Beckles has announced her candidacy for Assembly District 15.  Jovanka says: As a counselor for underserved youth, I’ve seen how the lives of our kids and their families can be transformed. As...

May 07, 2017

Landlords Drop Lawsuit Against Richmond Rent Control

Big news: landlords drop lawsuits against new rent control laws in Richmond and Mountain View! Congratulations, Tenants Together, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Richmond Progressive Alliance, SEIU Local 1021,...

May 07, 2017

The RPA Represents at Cinco de Mayo

Richmond City Council Members Jovanka Beckles, Eduardo Martinez, Gayle McLaughlin, Melvin Willis, and Ben Choi marched alongside other Richmond Progressive Alliance members at the 2017 Cinco de Mayo Parade.  In front of a banner that said "Say No to Trump,"...

May 02, 2017

Brenda Williams is the RPA!

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

May 02, 2017

Say No To Privatizing Public Education! Strengthen It Instead!

We know that corporate charter school chains are having a serious negative impact on public education by draining resources, creaming the student crop, and counseling out the difficult and "less profitable" students.All parents want the best schools possible for their...

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