Tuesday, September 16, 2014

POLITICAL DECISIONS FROM THE HEART - Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA

* How did Richmond, CA go from being a Chevron company town to the most Progressive City in the San Francisco Bay Area?

* Why is it so difficult for politicians to make decisions from the heart, even ones who are well meaning?
Why is the upcoming election critical in preventing Chevron manipulation of the democratic process, and returning Richmond to the past where they always got what they wanted, regardless of public safety concerns and increased environmental pollution?

* What does it mean to raise human consciousness as a public official?

These and other important issues are addressed in my (16 min) interview with Gayle McLaughlin, the Mayor of Richmond, California

Gayle McLaughlin has been Mayor of the City of Richmond, California for the past 10 years. She will be running for Richmond City Council in the next election. Under her stewardship, Richmond has undergone a remarkable transformation, garnering national attention as the most progressive city in the San Francisco Bay Area, brave enough to take bold and innovative approaches to chronic problems

*Richmond residents are now experiencing increasing publiic services and a higher quality of life

* Homicide rates have decreased by 66 per cent
* Lawrence Berkeley National Lab chose Richmond for it’s second campus

* Chevron Refinery was pressured into a $114 million tax settlement and sued by the City for the damage to property and public health caused by their disastrous fire of 2012

Mayor McLaughlin obviously makes important political decisions from the heart. During her years is office, she worked tirelessly to prevent attacks by Chevron, Wall Street, and all those people and organizations that put profit before people.

This (16 min) interview is available for immediate listening on line or to download in mp3 format at: 


We hope you learn from this important interview, and will pass it on to anyone you know who lives in Richmond. Once they hear it, they’ll know who to vote for in the upcoming election.

To learn more about Mayor Gayle McLaughlin go to:  www.gayleforcouncil.net

And to learn more about Team Richmond, go to: www.teamrichmond.net

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Robert “Han” BIshop (9-16-14)

TRANSFORMING REALITY INTERNET TALK SHOW is affiliated with the Institute for Advancement of Humanity which is dedicated to the support and promotion of individuals and organizations working to raise human consciousness in life supporting arenas of endeavor. All interviews (since Nov, 11) are available for immediate listening on line, or to download in mp3 format at www.transformrealityradio.net.  Please enjoy and learn from them

Robert “Han” BIshop, Ph.D. / Producer and Host

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