Donations found it necessary to send 22 more Richmond youth to Legislative Day in SacramentoApril 27, 2019
A local group which helps black women become politically active needs to get funds to send additional Richmond youth to Legislation Learning Day in Sacramento on April 15, reported by community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown.
The Black Women Organized for Political Action — Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter (BWOPA) says it has raised enough funding to deliver 25 students with the De Anza Law Academy in addition to five students to Legislative Day. Speculate of Wednesday, the bunch was about $900 shy of that goal to mail 22 additional Richmond youth on the event.
On Legislative Day, participants will tour the Capitol, meet lawmakers who represent their region and pose questions in a forum on topics affecting their community
“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 covers transportation back and forth to the venue, registration and lunch.”
The donation may also be tax deductible.
To donate, call (510) 621-3680.