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 join one of our Action Team or committee meetings.

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 [email protected] to get the login information. 

Latest Updates

Oct 04, 2021

Where Is Everybody? Don't Ask The Mayor

On September 23, Councilmember Claudia Jiménez asked City Staff to provide her, along with the rest of Council and Mayor Tom Butt, a full list of vacant positions in Richmond’s city government. The...

Oct 03, 2021

The Golden Hour to Save Point Molate is Now

Photo credit: Jack Scheinman Point Molate is Richmond’s wide, expansive, and beautiful public land as well as Ohlone sacred land. It is an ecological treasure rich in cultural and social history....

Oct 03, 2021

City Council Endorsement Process 2021

Running for Richmond City Council? Want an Endorsement from the RPA? Photo credit: Tony Tamayo Are you or someone you know thinking about running for Richmond City Council and interested in seeking an...

Oct 03, 2021

Youth Speak Out on Climate Crisis in Richmond

On September 25th, youth from across Richmond came together to share their perspectives and experiences growing up during the climate crisis in our city. The Listening Project team...

Oct 03, 2021

RPA and SOS! Richmond Building Relationships

Councilmember Eduardo Martinez meets with residents of the Castro RV encampment. The RPA Membership met this past Spring and again in late September to explore securing greater public safety in our city. We...

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