Apr 9, 2015
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A local group that helps black women become politically active is seeking to raise funds to send additional Richmond youth to Legislation Learning Day in Sacramento on April 15, according to community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown.

The Black Women Organized for Political Action — Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter (BWOPA) says it has raised enough funding to send 25 students from the De Anza Law Academy along with five college students to Legislative Day. But as of Wednesday, the group was about $900 shy of its goal to send 22 additional Richmond youth to the event.

On Legislative Day, participants will tour the Capitol, meet lawmakers who represent their region and pose questions during a forum on topics affecting their community

“The students will talk about The Educational Bill of Rights, Doctors Medical Center’s impending closure and youth representatives on school boards,” organizers said. “You kind donation pays for transportation to and from the venue, registration and lunch.”

The donation will also be tax deductible.

To donate, call (510) 621-3680.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.