“This is us trying to get your attention, trying to get a voice for ourselves…We’ve spent so much time and effort every single day going out canvassing… just to be able to get a chance for the community in Richmond to be able to vote on this”
~Diana Ramirez, a RKF youth member, July 26 Richmond City Council meeting.
Richmond City Council has delayed democracy
but they can’t stop it.
Join us on Tuesday, September 20th at 5pm where Richmond City Council will place the Richmond Kids First Initiative on the ballot for the next statewide election.
Your presence matters, come out and support Richmond youth!!! Help us fill city council chambers!!
Though they have delayed democracy, they CANNOT stop it. With 6,476 signatures from Richmond voters, Richmond Kids First will be on the ballot for the June 2018 election.
Statement of Facts on Richmond Kids First: Detailed information on the process of developing the Richmond Kids First measure, the grassroots canvassing effort, the signature validation process and the actions of City Council and Mayor Butt in undermining the initiative.
Press Release: Richmond City Council Fails to Uphold Democratic Process
- Radio Free Richmond: “Kids First Initiative Put on Hold”
- East Bay Times: “Richmond: Kids’ fund ballot initiative fails to get City Council OK, angering supporters”
Communication between our legal counsel and the City of Richmond:
- July 26th: Considering the “Richmond Kids First Initiative” at the July 26, 2016 City Council
- July 29th: Considering the “Richmond Kids First Initiative ” at an August 2, 2016 City Council Meeting
- August 1: The City Attorney defends City Council’s refusal to uphold democratic process.
- August 3: RKF Legal Teams responds and shares concerns about violations of electoral regulations and democratic process.
THANK YOU for your continued commitment to young people and this initiative!!
Partners: RYSE Center, Community Health for Asian Americans, The Ed Fund, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Healthy Richmond, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Funding the Next Generation, Pogo Park, Building Blocks for Kids.
Additional Endorsers: Supervisor John Gioia, Urban Tilth, California School-Based Health Alliance, Students for Education Reform, Shields-Reid Residents Neighborhood Council, Teachers 4 Social Justice, CBE Action, Mindful Life Project.
To learn more about the Richmond Kids First Initiative email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website: https://richmondkidsfirst.org/