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Happy Pride from the Richmond Progressive Alliance!

Happy Pride from the Richmond Progressive Alliance!

We celebrate the beautiful and expansive LGBTQ+ community.

We honor our queer and trans ancestors who suffered from government persecution, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS, shame and social stigma. We also commemorate those who fought for liberation. We remember that Pride was born of protests against police brutality (amidst the criminalization of “same-sex” dancing), including Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco in 1966 and Stonewall in New York City in 1969.

We commit to resisting homophobia and transphobia in our lives and in our laws, international persecution of LGBTQ+ people, and the racism within the LGBTQ+ community.

Please enjoy this pride playlist, a compilation of songs submitted by LGBTQ+ RPA members. Listen on Spotify, or as individual YouTube links:

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Tom Butt Is Lying to You About: Point Molate

Welcome to our new series, in which we sift through Mayor Tom Butt's latest lie.

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Our Children Need Gun Control

By BK Williams

We live in a country where a recent draft opinion by the Supreme Court seeks to “protect” unborn babies by stripping away a woman’s righto abortion. And yet, in this country, the state and federal governments do not protect school children by banning assault weapons that allow a killer to rapidly fire large rounds without the need to reload. The same governments will not make it impossible for killers to obtain handguns and weapons, even if they are high-risk persons.

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Listening Project Transitions into the New Environmental Action Team

By Marisol Cantú

Anti-Chevron Day Centering Workers + Community From Left to Right: D4 City Council candidate Jamin Pursell, Alfredo Angulo, attorney Steven Donziger, Vice Mayor Eduardo Martinez, Andres Soto, D6 Councilmember Claudia Jimenéz, Marisol Cantú, Bottom Row: Stephanie Garcia + Miguel Diaz

The Listening Project is excited to announce that we are transitioning into the RPA’s New Environmental Action Team (NEAT). The New Environmental Action Team will work to support policy that is healthy for our land, water, air, and inhabitants, guided by the perspective of our communities most harmed by environmental racism, as a collaborative, intergenerational, racial justice-centered team.

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RPA June Calendar

Here are upcoming RPA meetings and events. Note, most meetings are only open to RPA members, although allies and guests are often welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, you may do so here. Dues may be waived if they are a barrier to you joining the RPA. If you have questions about joining the RPA, or are interested in attending a meeting as a non-member, please contact

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