The Power of the People: Richmond Progressives Share Lessons from Defeat of Chevron at the Polls
On June 20, 2015 the Coalition for Grassroots Progress hosted an extraordinary event in Petaluma, California. Members of the successful team of Richmond progressives came to town to share the lessons they learned in the process of defeating oil industry behemoth Chevron's attempt to buy a friendly City Council in the November 2014 election.
What works? Community organizing, door to door. Watch as Gayle McLaughlin and Margaret Jordan share some of the secrets of their success and illuminate a path forward for engaged citizens everywhere.
Hosted by Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Julie Combs, and also featuring author Norman Solomon, Alice Chan and Anna Givens, Co-Chairs of the Coalition for Grassroots Progress.
Thank you to cameraman Kyle Williams and Petaluma Community Access.