Richmond by-election May 29th. Thank you, Karina Reid-RITE Richmond, for stepping up to the plate and putting your heart and soul into the May 29th by-election. We were amazed by the amount of energy you poured into running, such an original campaign from; sign waving while canoeing, biking with the REID signs, to social media conversations and so much more. It really was inspiring to see.This was a very tough time to campaign and not being able to take our message door-to-door made things difficult to connect with voters. We really want to send a huge thank you to our incredible volunteers from sign waving to delivering so many flyers, putting up signs, phones calling. Karina’s campaign was a team effort! Karina did fantastic for her first time running for City Council. Andy Hobbs topped the polls and won a seat on Richmond city council with 3,095 votes, about 23.8 per cent of all ballots cast, followed by Jonathan Ho with 2,785 votes, about 21.5 per cent, and, in third place, Karina Reid with 2,767 votes, about 21.3 per cent. Congratulations to Andy Hobbs, and the rest of the candidates who put their name forward to run. We are so grateful to our volunteers, and our supporters who stood up and fought for progressive values. Carol Day and Michael Wolfe, we won’t stop fighting on City Council and so will Karina Reid as a relentless Community Advocate. 2022 we will get Karina Reid on City Council! Learn more at www.karinareid.ca
RITE Richmond has never accepted large contributions from the special interest groups who finance other civic political groups.
We will disclose all of our financial contributions DURING the election campaign. Unlike the other civic groups, you won’t have to wait until the year after the election to find out who has donated to our campaign. That’s our commitment to transparency.
That’s the kind of transparency RITE Richmond will bring to Richmond City Council and that’s the transparency you deserve. View 2021 By-election campaigning financing here.
We’re hearing it throughout Richmond – people are wanting change in this city.
From Hamilton to Steveston, Brighouse to Shellmont and Cambie to Seafair, Richmondites are tired of a City Council that won’t consult them on City projects. A City Council that hasn’t promoted healthy business start-ups. A City Council that won’t open up the books on the Richmond Oval. A City Council that won’t stop the industrialization of the Fraser River. A City Council that wouldn’t have preserved the Garden City Lands if it wasn’t for people like Carol Day and Michael Wolfe stepping up on behalf of citizens.
This City Council isn’t listening and It’s time for the RITE Change.. RITE Richmond will bring that change with a focus is on environmental and climate justice, a sustainable economy, affordability and create inclusive city for everyone. We believe our social and cultural lives should be integrated with our political lives. We will prioritize reconciliation with Indigenous communities and honouring languages, territories, and histories.
RITE Richmond’s Code of Ethics’ origin came from an ordinary Richmondite – which shows that we are motivated by the people we want to represent and not beholden to special interests. That Code of Ethics which guides everything we do states that we will “Put public interest first”. We will always put the interests of the Richmond taxpayer first and we will not be moved or threatened by a large donor, unlike the other civic groups.
A vote for a RITE Richmond candidate is a vote for a better way of doing business. We are committed to putting you, the voter and the taxpayer, first, always.
Please follow the work City Councillor Michael Wolfe and Carol Day are doing on City Council. Below is information on a one year report card of the work Kelly Greene, Harold Steeves, Michael Wolfe and Carol Day completed in the first year on City Council as a collective team.
-Mega Houses limited to 4,300 sq ft
-Voted No to a $5,3000,000 lawn bowling clubhouse
-Online City Council voting record
-Voted for more affordable housing in Richmond Centre Mall redevelopment
-City declared a climate emergency and adopted United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) targets
Kelly Greene was elected in 2020 as the MLA for Richmond-Steveston.
View online voting record here:
Help out RITE Richmond by getting a free car sign! Our car signs go on a window of your car and don’t serve as a distraction from driving. Request a car sign by visiting our car sign page here.
Connect and engage with RITE Richmond and fellow Richmondites over social media. This is your chance to make your voice heard. Our social media profiles are a space for us to share with you opportunities to personally engage our candidates through the events. We’ll also share platform and candidate news as well as blog posts that our candidates write.
At RITE Richmond, we pride ourselves on being open and transparent to the people of Richmond. We are dedicated to rebuilding and creating an equitable and inclusive community. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Volunteers are the life of every campaign. Volunteering presents people with the opportunity to help others in achieving goals. Every RITE Richmond candidate has dedicated their lives to various volunteer causes and in order to bring change to Richmond, we need people like you to join our campaign and help us. You can help us out by simply voting. But going beyond that, you can help us by getting a car sign, hosting a lawn sign, attending burmashaves, joining us at events, telling your friends about RITE Richmond, and engaging with us over social media.
If you’d like to volunteer for RITE Richmond, click here to go to our volunteer page.