Richmond is facing the same crisis that is affecting Americans everywhere, wealth and power inequality. In Richmond, 25% lives at or below the poverty line according to the US Census Bureau, a disproportionate number of those residents are Black.
City Hall has focused on vanity projects, decorating streets, beautifying tourist spots, lining the pockets of private developers. We need a radical new approach to taxation and redistribution in our city. The very rich need to pay their fair share and the working class needs tax relief. Nice parks and bike lanes shouldn’t be exclusive property of affluent neighborhoods, we must invest equally in all Richmonders.
Richmond’s city council is pushing forward an agenda for the elite. We need A VOICE that will stand up for the 9 to 5 worker, the workers with two or three jobs, or the person who can’t find a job. The 99% is done paying for the 1%.
We not only can but we must build a city that is more accessible to the differently abled. Many city streets and buildings are navigable but still lack true accessibility. Our vision of Richmond is a city run by and for the people. Accessibility for all of our people is a part of that goal.
Absolutely 100% no. The representatives of Richmond’s communities we must divest ourselves from conflicts of interest in order to serve the people. I will not have financial ties to an industry that wants total control over Richmond.
Those aren’t war heros, they’re racist traitors. We’re tearing them down.
No. The people of Richmond are being sold a bill of lies. TIF redevelopment projects historically have resulted in major debts for cities and minimal economic payoff. With the $1.4 billion price tag we could uplift the 25% of Richmond living in poverty instead of handing it to Tom Farrell.
I plan to work with the state legislature and build alliances to get the people of Richmond a better deal. Chiefly, I will work to raise the state minimum wage, ban the for-profit prison system, and implement a progressive tax.
I will do everything in my power as a councilperson to oppose ICE and ensure Richmond is a sanctuary city for all people. Richmond law enforcement should in no way aide or partner with an organization in violation of international law with their abuse and detainment of human beings against their will.
Our campaign supports unions and will support workplace democracy to ensure the working class can demand fair treatment and a fair wage.
As a council I will oppose the Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority’s plan to demolish all of the city’s public housing and replace public options with vouchers and privatized housing.
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