2019 Endorsement Application

Want an Endorsement from the RPA?

The Richmond Progressive Alliance is looking for candidates to endorse for the 2020 Richmond City Council race.  Members of the Election Coordinating Committee will interview candidates in September of 2019, and the RPA membership will vote on endorsements no later than November 2019.

Are you or someone you know thinking about running for Richmond City Council?  Interested in seeking an endorsement from the RPA?  Here's what to do:

  1. Review Article 13 of the RPA Bylaws:
    • XIII. Supported Candidates and Leaders
      a. The RPA will periodically vote on and publicize an RPA platform of fundamental policies it supports. The RPA endorses candidates based on their commitment to its platform.
      b. The RPA commits to supporting the work of and defending its candidates elected through RPA efforts and representatives and spokespeople of the RPA.
      c. Candidates who are elected through efforts of the RPA and RPA leaders are expected to engage in regular dialogue with the RPA through its steering committee, membership meetings and Action Teams to discuss implementation of our platform.
      d. Leaders of the RPA and candidates who are elected through efforts of the RPA are expected to know and support the RPA Platform. Those who act or vote against the platform can expect a withdrawal of political and organizational support and/or future endorsement by the RPA.(Amended 4/27/19)
  2. Read the RPA platform (PDF).
  3. Any candidate willing to adhere to RPA bylaws and support the RPA platform is encouraged to seek endorsement.  To be considered, email answers to the RPA Endorsement Questions to info@richmondprogressivealliance.net no later than September 1, 2019 at 5 PM.
  4. All candidates who submit answers to the RPA Endorsement Questions (PDF) will be contacted for an interview in September.  The final decision on endorsement rests with a vote of the RPA membership.

If you have questions, you can reach the Election Coordinating Committee by emailing info@richmondprogressivealliance.net.