Attached is the voter education summary that is the culmination of the months of research, interviews, and candidate forums.
I read with interest a recent letter from Dodie Sutro Crawford on the District 1 candidate forums hosted by SOAR. I’ve been pleased to have the opportunity to speak to SOAR and their members at three Facebook forums over the last several weeks. A fourth forum was initially scheduled for June 30 and I confirmed my participation.
The Richmond District Democratic Club (an organization of 60 residents) has already endorsed a candidate – and they endorsed this candidate (Connie Chan) less than one month after the supervisor candidate filing deadline and without including two of the candidates on the endorsement ballot.
Within a matter of months, the new community organization SOAR set up a Facebook page and a website, signed up nearly 300 members and held a couple of D1 supervisor candidate forums on Zoom.
There is a new group in town called “Save Our Amazing Richmond” (SOAR-D1). We are regular people coming together to solve problems in the Richmond District.
SOAR-D1 is a growing group of concerned residents. Started in January, we are already more than 150 members – we want real solutions to the issues facing our district and our city.