Just as we are Building a Better Richmond
based on a foundation of democracy, fairness,
and sustainable prosperity for all, my re-election
campaign is built on truth, independence, and
grassroots participation. The people of Richmond
deserve a political process based on the issues,
not based on personal attacks and big money
influence. The power of ideas, values, and
vision will always triumph over the power of
Chevron is outdoing itself this campaign year
by spending a million dollars trying to prevent
my re-election as Mayor, and trying to prevent
Jovanka Beckles and Eduardo Martinez from election
to the City Council. See Richmond Confidential
Do people count more than the influence of
big money? In Richmond, people do! Defying
conventional wisdom, we won campaigns in 2004,
2006, and 2008 with no corporate funding.
It is the people of Richmond that have made
history. We have proven we can make change.
We are re-inventing our City. It is clear
that those who oppose us have come up empty-handed
on the issues, and they are lashing out with
increasing desperation and malice. I have
unwavering faith in the decency and intelligence
of Richmond voters to rise above electoral
noise and decide for themselves who will best
serve the community.
Volunteers from every Richmond precinct have
always been the lifeblood of our grassroots
campaigns. Please get involved in reaching
out, neighbor to neighbor: http://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net/GetInvolved.html
Be an active part of making history once more
in Richmond! E-mail RPAActivist@gmail.com,
or call 510-412-2260.
It remains my deepest honor to serve the people
of Richmond as Mayor. We have accomplished
so much in the last four years, and yet there
remains much work to be done. The road to
community, economic and environmental health
is long and hard, but we have demonstrated
we can make change, adjust, redirect priorities,
and re-invent our City.
So, join me in keeping our focus on the extraordinary
work we are doing. We shall not be distracted
by those who have no substance to offer. Let
us keep influencing a better Richmond together,
knowing that our influence is determined by
the quality of our being!