Press Release

Jovanka Beckles for State Assembly District 15

For immediate release
July 30, 2018

Statement on Ron Dellums's passing

Today Richmond City Council member and AD 15 candidate Jovanka Beckles said, on the news of Hon. Ron Dellums’s passing:

We mourn the passing of brother Ron Dellums, a pioneer in African American progressive representation for the East Bay, a civil rights leader for the nation, a statesman in opposing apartheid, a leader in the Democratic Socialists of America. Starting as a Berkeley City Councilman, he rose to eloquent representation of all Americans and devotedly served Oakland and the East Bay.

He was a guiding star in fighting for human dignity, peace, and equality.

We honor his memory.


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