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 Action 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.  For the time being, all meetings are held online.  If you are an RPA member and would like to attend, send an email to info@richmondprogressivealliance.net to get the login information. 

Latest Updates

Jan 01, 2021

Get involved in 2021!

Thanks to the election of so many outstanding city council and school board members in November, we have the opportunity to make meaningful improvements here in Richmond, starting now.  But we need a lot of voices and many hands to...

Nov 14, 2020

Progressive sweep 2020 races

Following Contra Costa County’s semi-official Election Night final results (which showed RPA-backed candidates winning by margins of 13 to 20 percent), BK Williams, Chair of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, offered this...

Oct 19, 2020

Follow the Money - An Election 2020 Report

Overcoming Big Money and racist political supression in Richmond Mayor Butt introduces Jim Crow proposal to limit who can run for City Council "Big money" political spending tops $300k in Richmond Women in Politics endorses...

Aug 16, 2020

COVID-19: A moment of truth for public transit

Transportation is a human right.  Whether you choose to drive a car, ride a bike or take the bus, your ability to safely get to school, work or the doctor is right up there with food,...

Aug 01, 2020

2020 Endorsements

RPA 2020 Voter Guide Richmond City Council Endorsements District 1: Melvin Willis District 5: Gayle McLaughlin District 6: Claudia Jimenez WCCUSD Board Endorsements Area 1: Jamela Smith-Folds Area 2: Otheree...

Jun 23, 2020

TONIGHT: Save the Library! Reimagine Public Safety!

Suggested talking points Urge the Council to reallocate funding from the police budget to prevent the city from reducing or closing services, especially the Richmond Public Library. Call for a task force to be created, with Black youth and...

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