Sunflower Alliance is feeling the love for City Council member Melvin Willis, former Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and community leader Claudia Jimenez, all Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates for the Council.
They’re asking for our support to make sure Richmond wins a progressive majority on the city council. So much is at stake in this environmental justice community!
As a City Council member since 2016, Melvin has provided progressive leadership on housing rights (including rent control and a rent- and mortgage-moratorium during Covid-19 shelter-in-place), immigrant rights, support for programs for children and youth, environmental protection, labor rights (raising the minimum wage, ban-the-box ordinance) and more. More info on Melvin and his campaign.
As a community advocate, Claudia has been actively involved with Richmond and Contra Costa communities in campaigns and efforts to ensure access to health, jobs, housing and services, especially for those most impacted by discrimination based on race, ethnicity, citizenship status, and other forms of social and economic exclusion or displacement. More info on Claudia and her campaign.
Claudia and Melvin’s campaigns are phone-banking three days a week:
• Mondays and Thursdays 5 – 8 PM
• Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM
They’re holding canvassing events on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Canvassing is still the best way to reach voters, and we’re getting a great reception. It’s conducted in a safe and socially-distant manner: We carry a yard sign to identify ourselves, knock on the door, and the step back 6-8 ft. We wear masks and have sanitizer. People appreciate it, and they appreciate talking to someone live. Since we don’t ask people to sign a petition, there’s no close contact of any kind.
RSVP here to phone-bank or canvass.
Phone-banking Monday, Thursday, Saturday; Canvassing Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
Location provided with RSVP