Who is the RPA?

RPA Holiday Party 2021

RPA is having a Holiday Party on Sat. Dec. 4 from 3:00-6:00pm at Bridge Storage and Art Space.

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Want to Write for the Activist?

Red and White Plum Blossoms with Poem SlipRyuryukyo Shinsai (c. 1810)

The Activist wants to hear from you. And we all know that progressives have plenty to say. Help us get the word out on issues most important to you and the Richmond community.

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RPA Calendar November 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 endorsement from the RPA?  Here's how it works.

The Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) is looking for candidates to endorse for the 2022 Richmond City Council race. Members of the RPA Election Coordinating Committee (ECC) will interview candidates in November of 2021, and the RPA membership will vote on endorsements in early 2022.

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RPA Calendar- October 2021

Councilmember Martinez Retrospective Video

Check out this video of Councilmember Martinez reflecting on his current term, and visioning ahead to the future.

 

Video Throwback to 2016 City Council Blue Lives Matter Discussion

 

Many thanks to RPA intern Tony Tamayo for reviving this discussion from a Richmond City Council meeting in 2016. Former Councilmember Jovanka Beckles demonstrated tremendous leadership in her minority vote to not adopt a City Council resolution which included the harmful language of Blue Lives Matter. 

 

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RPA Calendar- September 2021

Here are upcoming RPA meetings and events. Please note, most meetings are only open to RPA members, although allies and guests are often welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, you may do so here. Dues may be waived if they are a barrier to you joining the RPA. If you have questions about joining the RPA, or are interested in attending a meeting as a non-member, please contact [email protected]   

 

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RPA Internship Program

Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) has launched an internship program. Doing so serves joint purposes of cultivating the talent of young Richmonders around short term, action-oriented projects and also increasing visibility of RPA among Richmond youth. We are simultaneously creating opportunities for youth to work on emerging issues in a progressive political environment while also expanding RPA’s capacity. This small employment opportunity will enhance the local workforce and re-circulate money back into our own community through the hiring of Richmond youth.

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Councilmember Jiménez Retrospective Video

Check out this video of Councilmember Jiménez reflecting on her first seven months in office, and visioning ahead to the future.