On November 8th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next President of the United States. As important as this is, here in Richmond there is also a critical race being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council.
Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all nine candidates to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues.
RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days.
Six weeks back Radio Free Richmond made a sincere offer to each of the nine candidates for the Richmond City Council to use RFR to post at least 500 words to explain to our readers why they are the best candidates to serve on the Richmond City Council.
Between Radio Free Richmond’s web site, and the Facebook sites of RFR, Everybody’s Richmond and the RealRich, these campaign messages would go out to thousands of readers. AND, these readers are typically more affluent and better educated which means that they have a greater propensity to vote.
The was an opportunity for getting their message out at no cost. A sweet deal by anyone’s standards.
RFR has sent out at least 10 sets of emails with this offer and have received assurances from all of the candidates that they will take advantage of this offer. Yet here it is just 10 days before the election and three candidates have done nothing more than make assurances that they will send something in 'right away'.
They’ve also been advised that with every passing day, more and more of the electorate are sending in their absentee ballots. The longer they delay, the less impact their words will have.
The offer has been made and the silence is deafening.