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HOW TO RUN A PROGRESSIVE CITY
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Johnson Hall 203
Gayle McLaughlin served as Mayor of Richmond, California from 2007-2014 and was on the City Council for another three years. Richmond -- a working class a city of 110,000 residents in the Bay Area, is perhaps the most progressive city in the United States. McLaughlin helped lead the city’s transformation through her work with the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), a broad coalition that engaged in both grassroots community organizing and electoral politics. Under her leadership, Richmond increased the minimum wage to $15 an hour, reduced homicides 75% in 8 years, forced Chevron (the giant oil company that has a plant in Richmond) to pay over $100 million in additional city taxes, limited its pollution and sued the oil giant for damage to the population. Richmond dramatically reduced the rate of violent crime, improved its public schools, and became a Sanctuary City to protect immigrant rights. In 2016, Richmond passed the first new rent control law in California in 30 years.
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POP Announces Hiring for the 2020 Census Count
For Immediate Release
February 2, 2020
Contact: Ed Washatka, 310-489-9951, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP) announced today it is hiring part-time temporary workers to help POP support the efforts the Pasadena Complete Counts Committee with the 2020 Census. POP will hire residents familiar with the local neighborhoods in City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5 located in Northwest Pasadena.
POP and the Complete Counts Committee goal is to increase the response rate in these historically undercounted neighborhoods. The primary focus of the work will be outreach to residents educating them on the importance of being counted.
Historically, the census has under-counted marginalized groups such as renters, children, people of color and immigrants. This totals over 50% of the City’s population. It is expected that POP’s part time workers will help reach over 4,000 residences from early March into May of this year.
Prospective candidates should apply no later than February 14th by email to POP2020census@poppasadena.org. Provide your name, contact information including phone number and a short description of your experience and interest. Successful candidates must be over 18 yrs of age and have experience and be willing to learn about the census. They must be available for a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Pay is $17 per hour.