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Protests planned for today's Chevron shareholders' meeting in San Ramon

Original post made on May 29, 2013

Ahead of Chevron's annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon today, Richmond's mayor and a coalition of environmental and human rights activists denounced the energy company's local political contributions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:40 AM

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 29, 2013 at 8:41 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

"Chevron seeks to engage in positive, constructive dialogue with its stakeholders." Unfortunately, the protestors have no interest in conducting an adult conversation to air their complaints. They will scream, block traffic, impede businesses from working and generally act like spoiled children to attempt to extort more money from the golden goose that keeps a large number of Richmond's residents employed.
Gayle McLaughlin didn't like the way democracy worked during the last election cycle, so now she's applying the same tactic she claims Chevron is responsible for---influencing elections. Gotta love those leftist hypocrites.....................


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Posted by Cowgirl
a resident of San Ramon
on May 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

The oil company was in Richmond way before all the homes were built. People that purchase homes near Chevron knew Chevron was there. People need to take responsibility for their own actions. Just wait till Chevron moves out and back to Texas see what you people have to say when there are no jobs. It's a give and take.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on May 29, 2013 at 9:34 am

If you don't have enough money to be a chevron stakeholder well then you shouldn't expect to have voice re Richmond's politics and environmental woes. Tough toenails for you!

If you don't have enough money to buy off local politicians well then tough luck for you!

Money talks! That's democracy.


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Posted by Charlie Brown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

I wonder how many protesters are walking to the meeting?


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