Tag Archive for Richmond Progressive Alliance

Turning Texas Blue – Could Community Organizers in the Lone Star State Show the Democrats the Way?

According to Texas Organizing Project cofounder Ginny Goldman, “There’s this misunderstanding that people don’t care, that people are apathetic,” reports Andrew Cockburn in the March 2017 edition of Harper’s magazine. “It’s so not true. People are mad and they want to do something about it. People want fighters that will deliver real change for them.…

Composting for Progressive Movements & Challenging Sonoma County’s Corporate Power Structure. A Presentation by Norman Solomon

On June 20, 2015 the Coalition for Grassroots Progress (CGP) hosted an event at Heidi Overman’s lovely restaurant and catering venue, Fourchette, in an industrial business park at the northern end of Petaluma, California. Some may know the site as the former location of Lydia’s Sunflower Center. The event was an organized for two purposes:…

A Company Town No More: Richmond Progressives Visit Petaluma to Discuss Their Grassroots Victory Over Chevron

Grassroots political organizing managed to put the people back in the political process in last year’s election, resoundingly beating one of the most profitable corporate behemoths on the planet, which had spent an unprecedented $3 million dollars in the city of Richmond to elect corporate-friendly candidates. How did Richmond progressives do it and can their…