SPEAKING FOR THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND WITHOUT SPEAKING WITH THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND

SOME FACTS WITH SOME OPINION THROWN IN FOR CONSIDERATION SHOULD THE RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL BE ENTITLED TO SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND WITHOUT EVER SPEAKING WITH THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND? SHOULD THE RICHMOND CITY TAKE ACTION, ON BEHALF OF THE 116,000+ RESIDENTS OF RICHMOND, ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES? Continue reading

RICHMOND MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR PUBLICLY CONDEMN RETALIATORY ACTIONS IN GAZA

NEWS (WITH SOME OPINION THROWN IN) At the Richmond City Council meeting of Tuesday October 17th, Vice Mayor Gayle McLaughlin—followed by Mayor Eduardo Martinez—used their pulpit [On the agenda: REPORTS OF OFFICERS: REFERRALS TO STAFF, AND GENERAL REPORTS (INCLUDING AB 1234 REPORTS)] to address the invasion of Israel by HAMAS on October 7th and the retaliation by the Israelis. Please review the BACKGROUND text followed by links to their official comments below. Continue reading

JOVANKA BECKLES ~ IN HER OWN WORDS-1

On March 5th, 2024 we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will represent us in the State Senate for what may be the next 12 years. There are 543,010 registered voters in the 7th Senate District with approximately 27% of the district’s registered voters residing in West County.  Sending a simple postcard to every household with a registered voter (301,392) can cost more than $100,000! In an effort to help level the playing field, Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all six known candidates for the Senate to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. THIS IS FREE PUBLICITY. The candidates have also been invited to post guest editorials on the issues of importance. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days. RADIO FREE RICHMOND DOES NOT ENDORSE CANDIDATES--THEY OFFER A PLATFORM FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO EXPRESS IDEAS ON ISSUES OF VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY   Continue reading

HILCO DONATES 1,000 TURKEYS TO RICHMONDERS IN NEED

With all of the problems surrounding communities these days, there are angels amongst us that step forward to provide aid and assistance. On Monday November 21st, staff from Richmond Mayor Tom Butt’s office partnered with several local nonprofits to distribute 1,000 turkeys to churches, community kitchens and families so they can provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Peruse the photo gallery at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5641576475956289&type=3 Continue reading

SHAWN DUNNING ~ IN HIS OWN WORDS

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. Radio Free Richmond’s policy is to post these candidate provided articles unedited.  What is posted is what is provided by the candidates. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days.   Continue reading

LESLIE RECKLER ~ IN HER OWN WORDS

On November 8th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Mayor of Richmond As important as this is, here in Richmond there are also three critical races being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council. As an added bonus, there are two seats open on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all fourteen candidates to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. Radio Free Richmond’s policy is to post these candidate provided articles unedited.  What is posted is what is provided by the candidates. RFR will post a new candidate statement as frequently as they are provided. Continue reading

HOW TO VOTE IN 2022

The General Election for 2022 will be conducted on Tuesday November 8th. In many years past, voters went to their local polling places to vote on Election Day. Today, however, most voters vote by mail.  Things have changed over the years but understanding these changes may require a little guidance. The following explanations are taken largely from: https://www.cocovote.us/registration-and-voting-options/   Continue reading

PATRICIO DUJAN ~ 2022 ~ IN HIS OWN WORDS

On November 8th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Mayor of Richmond As important as this is, here in Richmond there are also three critical races being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council. As an added bonus, there are two seats open on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all fourteen candidates to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. Radio Free Richmond’s policy is to post these candidate provided articles unedited.  What is posted is what is provided by the candidates. RFR will post a new candidate statement as frequently as they are provided.   Continue reading

MARK WASSBERG ~ IN HIS OWN WORDS

On November 8th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Mayor of Richmond As important as this is, here in Richmond there are also three critical races being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council. As an added bonus, there are two seats open on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all fourteen candidates to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. Radio Free Richmond’s policy is to post these candidate provided articles unedited.  What is posted is what is provided by the candidates. RFR will post a new candidate statement as frequently as they are provided. Continue reading
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