Jovanka Beckles statement on Ron Dellums.
Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums was a true giant in politics and a hero to many, particularly in Oakland, the East Bay, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Many tributes have come in honoring Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Dellums. This one is from Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Council and California Assembly District 15 Candidate.
Statement on Ron Dellums’s passing.
Today Richmond City Council member and California 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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