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Campaign Update #4
Message from Mayor McLaughlin
September 10, 2010

Dear Friends,

Here we are already into September and less than 8 weeks until election day, November 2nd!

The campaign is moving forward with leaps and bounds.  Our Wednesday night phone banks are a resounding success.  Our enthusiastic volunteers are engaging in hundreds of one-on-one conversations with Richmond voters, who are confirming to us that they support our healthy and sustainable direction for a Better Richmond.

I am pleased to announce that I received the endorsement of the United Teachers of Richmond (UTR).  Jovanka Beckles and Eduardo Martinez have also been endorsed by the UTR.  Our young people depend on us to light the way to a better future and that is just what we are doing, hand in hand, with our dedicated teachers!  

While we continue to move along the campaign trail, we are also bringing the issues to the City Council that need urgent attention now.  On September 7, the day after Labor Day, the City Council unanimously supported my resolution calling for a new Works Projects Administration (WPA).  See media coverage here:   I brought forward this resolution, because we are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  With this resolution, we join the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, and more than 200 other groups to insist that our federal government put massive funding into public works jobs, just as was done in the 1930s.  We are doing our part in Richmond in many ways (for ex: by helping fund our schools and providing our youth with new skills through our green jobs training program).  We call on Washington to do its part by shifting its priorities - away from war and into jobs for our residents! 

Given the current job crisis and economic downturn, we need to think outside the box and explore every possibility for turning things around, both at the local and national level.  To this end, I am attending an international seminar this week (at no public expense) with the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in Spain, a 54-year old network of over 100 worker-owned cooperatives, to learn about a very promising strategy for job creation, worker empowerment and local wealth building. . There is much potential for Richmond, and upon my return I look forward to bringing local stakeholders together to look seriously at this model.

We are steering Richmond in a new direction, and I am proud to lead us on that path. With your support, we will continue to meet the moment, creating a better Richmond and a better nation.  This is Richmond's time!  Please check out the many ways you can be a part of this extraordinary campaign:



Contact Information:

Gayle McLaughlin for Mayor 2010
PO Box 5284
Richmond CA 94805
Phone: (510) 237-1456
317 11th Street (must access 11th Street from Nevin)
PO Box 5284,  Richmond, CA 94805
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