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International Day of Action – December 25

Mayor McLaughlin marches with Occupy

Posted by troublemaker on November 3, 2011

We have learned not to be quick to believe politicians.  We are less likely to trust their statements concerning other politicians who are competing for the same job.  That said, the Mayor of Richmond, CA and the Mayor of Oakland, CA are not competing for the same job.  The Mayor of Oakland has made one thing clear, she has flip flop her position on Occupy again and again,  she has issued orders to police which violated civil agreements concerning the use of force against protesters, and she has managed to alienate people on both sides of the police barricades.  (see post on Oakland Mayor Jean Quan).  Today, one more thing has become clear concerning Oakland’s Mayor Quan; she has raised the cockles of at least one other Californian Mayor.

On the day Oakland Occupy called for a general strike, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California spent her morning marching in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.  She marched approximately ten miles from Richmond, California to Oakland, California.  Not only did she make it clear that she supports the 99%, but that she does not support flip flopping politicians.  She indicates such folk are surely fated to be “caught in the intersection”.

“We really are at a crossroads here. As an elected official, you need to know which side you are on or you will get caught in the intersection, as Jean Quan did,”  – Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (1)

For those few remaining individuals who think the Occupy Wall street, Occupy Oakland and associated protests are nothing more than a few dirty hippies, listen up.  A mayor duly elected by the people now clearly and publicly stands with the protests.  Thank you Mayor McLaughlin.

You may contact mayor McLaughlin’s office at:

Mayor’s Office
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA  94804
510-412-2070 FAX (2)



1. Contra Costa Times

2. http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=55

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