- Public safety unions, labor groups, environmental activists, civic and business leaders
- United States of America
Every election season Richmond becomes a community in conflict. Sharp rhetoric and ugly actions divide a city where there are enough problems that we should all be pulling in the same direction. The 2010 election period has set a new low.
In September, the pro-business Contra Costa Labor Council campaign office suffered broken windows, dumped garbage, and slashed campaign signs. In October, police and fire unions launched personal attacks against the city's progressive mayor instead of focusing on her record.
We, the undersigned residents of Richmond and its neighboring communities, demand that the political forces battling in our city - the public safety unions, labor groups, environmental activists, civic and business leaders - end this destructive cycle.
We call on them to avoid personal attacks, make clear statements using objective and verifiable facts, propose solutions with supporting analyses and show respect for their audience.
We remind these rival forces that Richmond is our home, not their political playground. We pledge to hold ourselves to the above standards, and we will hold those who continue to sow discord accountable.
The Call For Clean Richmond Campaigns petition to Public safety unions, labor groups, environmental activists, civic and business leaders was written by RichmondResident and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.