Beginning the Campaign with Direct Contact
More than 50 supporters of Gayle and Jovanka gathered at the RPA
Jovanka and Gayle address canvassers.
office on Saturday morning June 12 to begin the hard job of insuring
victory in November. Many others, who could not make that time have
volunteered to help in the campaign.
We expect Chevron and developers to put big money into trying to
defeat Gayle in her bid for re-election as Mayor and Jovanka's
candidacy for City Council. We all know that every issue from
getting good jobs, fair taxation, getting clean air, and stopping
projects like the Point Molate Casino, to getting bike paths
depends on having a Council that stands up for residents rather than
groveling for corporations.
Our strategy is to start early, and work hard to talk to Richmond r
esidents face to face.
Some canvassers are taking areas in their neighborhood. We are
providing packets with campaign literature, "walk sheets" based on
the official registration lists and other materials. Our aim is
not just to drop off literature but to have good discussions and
find others willing to help in this important city campaign.
Remember--there is a direct connection between the issues we care
about and who gets elected. A pro-Chevron city council could
approve just about any revised EIR Chevron might submit, shove a casino down our throats, and return us to the days of corrupt Richmond politics
Join UsTalking to your neighbors is the key to making Richmond a better place.
You can pickup materials at the office, open most afternoons and Saturdays 9-2. Or email us and we will get you the materials and walk sheets.