RPA Endorses Gayle, Claudia, and Melvin for City Council

Now more than ever we need leaders who are principled, progressive, and effective. Team Richmond is made up of Claudia Jimenez, Gayle McLaughlin, and Melvin Willis, the three candidates for Richmond City Council who are endorsed by the Richmond Progressive Alliance and many other justice-oriented organizations.

Learn more about Claudia (District 6)

Learn more about Melvin (District 1)

Learn more about Gayle (District 5)

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

Aug 16, 2020

COVID-19: A moment of truth for public transit

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Jun 28, 2020

RPA statment on policing justice

The Richmond Progressive Alliance stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power...

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...

Jun 01, 2020

On George Floyd

The founding of America and its freedom, or illusion of freedom, has been described as "revolutionary, contagious and incomplete."  Our society and even our politics permit...

Apr 11, 2020

COVID-19 resources

The following are several resources that may be helpful as Richmond faces the coronavirus pandemic (updated 4/28/2020): Healthcare and testing Typical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath. Call the Contra Costa Health Advice Nurse if you have...

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