The Levin-Richmond Terminal is donating to Richmond City Council candidates in the hopes of overturning the coal ordinance. Come help elect the candidates who will defend the coal ordinance and work for a just transition off fossil fuels.
It’s clear that people are concerned about their vote being counted, so they’re voting early in much larger numbers. Sunflower Alliance–supported candidates Melvin Willis, Gayle McLaughlin, and Claudia Jimenez need people to walk precincts this week. Please contact Emily Ross, rossem19[at]gmail.com, or Mike Parker, mparker00[at]gmail.com, with when you are available, your phone number, and whether you need someone to go with you. To volunteer for Gayle’s campaign, please email Gayle directly at gayleforrichmond @ gmail.com .
This recent Richmond Progressive Alliance Activist contains insights and information about election-buying, “astroturfing,” and mudslinging, none of it new to Richmond politics.
Claudia and Melvin’s campaigns are phone-banking three days a week:
• Mondays and Thursdays 5 – 8 PM
• Saturdays 10 AM – 1 PM
Canvassing is still the best way to reach voters, and we’re getting a great reception. We go out for only a couple of hours and canvass in a safe and socially-distant manner: We carry a yard sign to identify ourselves, knock on the door, and then 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 weekday and Saturday afternoons
Location provided with RSVP