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Joshua Bradley is running to give voice to the workers of Raleigh. Property speculation and financial opportunism have driven housing and rent prices beyond reasonable limits, while pressure from well-financed pro-business and anti-tax forces drive down wages and benefits.
The current City Council fully supports allowing developers and speculators to determine what our city will look like and who can afford to reside in its neighborhoods and communities. Development of affordable housing, including limits on what constitutes reasonable rents, have taken a back seat to failed planning models that generate profits for a few while displacing renters and long-time residents. The people deserve someone who will resist the rising costs of residing in their city.
At the same time, the nationwide trend to police enforcement and ICE predation that aims mainly at immigrants, the poor and working class needs to be checked in Raleigh by citizen-led police accountability and oversight committees. Joshua Bradley will provide effective leadership that considers the economic well-being of workers in Raleigh.
Upcoming Candidate Forum: People First
What: People First Raleigh Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum
When: Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00pm (program starts at 6:30pm)
Where: Pullen Community Center at 408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606
From Facebook Event: Join community organizations and groups as we we raise the issues and voices of working people and their families in the upcoming Raleigh Municipal elections.
The event will feature both candidates for Mayor and the City Council, and will provide an opportunity to ask those running for their vision of a Raleigh that works for all. Black and brown labor organizations, community groups, and collectives are leading this effort and will push candidates to provide their own solutions and priorities in the areas of economic, gender, immigration, gender, sexuality, and disability justice (among many others.)
Everyone is welcome! We will field questions from the audience so please come with your own.
Hosted by: We Dream In Black - National Domestic Workers Alliance, Black Workers for Justice, North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute, Inc. (NCAPRI), National Black Worker Center Project, and PowerUp NC / NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation
September 23, 2019
UE150 Local Endorses Joshua Bradley
Josh's campaign has been endorsed by the City of Raleigh Workers Chapter UE150, the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union! UE150 is a democratic, member-run organization made up of state employees at hospitals and universities, and city employees in sanitation, streets, fleet maintenance, parks, and public works, which organizes across North Carolina for better jobs, wages, and working conditions and collective bargaining rights for public employees.
September 3, 2019
#VOTEPROCHOICE Endorses Joshua Bradley
The Joshua Bradley for Raleigh Workers campaign is incredibly proud to announce an endorsement from #VOTEPROCHOICE! People in Raleigh deserve affordable, quality and gender-affirming healthcare, including access to contraceptives, sexual health screenings, and abortion. I proudly stand for reproductive rights, and will work to expand access to reproductive health services in Raleigh, including safety and privacy for patients, volunteers, and clinic workers at reproductive health facilities, and access to affirming healthcare for our LGBTQIA+ community.
WakeUp Wake County Town Hall Series District A & B Candidate Forum
When: Thursday, August 29, 6-9 pm
Where: Marsh Creek Park, multipurpose building, 3050 N New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
Spanish interpretation will be available at this event.
July 23, 2019
Official Campaign Launch: Press Release
Joshua Bradley announces his candidacy for Raleigh City Council District A in the 2019 election. Joshua is running to give voice to the workers of Raleigh, and he has been endorsed by both the Socialist Party USA and the North Carolina Green Party in this non-partisan race. The time is now for workers to organize, to avoid being pushed to the margins during this period of rapid growth and gentrification.
*Workers need a voice - Joshua Bradley will work to organize neighborhood assemblies.
*Joshua Bradley will fight to make housing truly affordable to all Raleigh residents.
*Joshua Bradley will work to establish civilian oversight of the Police Department.