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Joshua Bradley is running for Raleigh City Council At-Large in 2022 because he believes that working class people should have a seat at the table. He believes in the power of a city government that is focused on meeting the needs of all of its residents, particularly working people who deserve access to well paying jobs, affordable housing, and a voice in their city government. Join our campaign as we strive for a Raleigh for all, one that is community driven and committed to its workers.



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Meet Josh

Joshua Bradley grew up in Brevard, NC and moved to Raleigh in 1992. He has worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Joshua has been happily married to his wife, Caren, for 20 years. He is a proud cat dad to Karl, Lisa, and Wendy.Joshua was an activist with Occupy Raleigh, formed to resist the burden of excessive debt, the spread of widening financial inequality, and the planned indifference of government to public well-being. Joshua served on the Political Education Working Group of the Triangle People’s Assembly, investigating how these problems might be addressed from the perspective of workers. He is the current secretary/treasurer of the Northern Piedmont Local and a member of the Ecosocialist working group of the Socialist Party-USA, as well as Assistant Membership Chair of the NC Green Party.

Meet The Collective

We believe that every member of our collective is an essential part of our campaign. Our platform, campaign goals, and outreach are all decided on collectively. If you are interested in learning more and potentially becoming a member of our campaign collective, check out our Get Involved page.




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Our Platform

Our platform and campaign is built on five fundamental policy goals and commitments that we will make to the people of Raleigh:



Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Housing Justice

Housing is a human right. This is an international principle, agreed upon by the US in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights treaty of 1966. Fifty-five years later, this right is not recognized in much of the US, and remains unfulfilled in Raleigh, NC. As a member of the City Council, Josh will address the problems and issues underpinning the lack of housing:

  • Low cost housing should be the first priority in any city planning

  • Affordable housing should cost no more than one-third of a person’s or family’s income, including utilities

  • Stop speculative and inflationary development (Gentrification)

  • Halt all rezoning that does not include low cost housing.

  • Pass a progressive property tax, with additional revenue used to build low cost housing.

  • Restore the Citizens Advisory Councils (CACs) and encourage Tenants Unions

  • Reverse the decision eliminating the CACs

  • Tenants and homeowners should have equal say in the CACs

  • Raleigh should provide space and support for tenants to form representative bodies to the city and to landlords.

  • Stop selling city property to developers. Use it to build affordable housing.



Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Racial Justice and Equity

Racial injustice and economic inequality are real. Historically and in the present, development (gentrification), economic conditions and policing practices all impact Black and brown communities negatively when compared to white communities. Transportation, public health, access to food, safe law enforcement and economic opportunity are less available in communities of color, and the lack of these services create an economic negative feedback mechanism in those communities. As a city council member, Josh will propose structures and actions for:

  • Community Controlled Policing

  • Emphasis on de-escalation instead of confrontation

  • Non-lethal responses as a first reaction

  • Training in dealing with mental health issues, autism and drug-related incidents

  • No dangerous pursuit for non-lethal crimes, such as drug possession

  • Free public transport at point of use

  • Food security through elimination of food deserts

  • Real reparations for Black, brown and Indigenous peoples, to be determined by those affected.

  • Expanded public health services



Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Worker's Rights

The world is made by workers, not financiers, landlords and development moguls. The people that build the houses and high-end luxury condominiums, drive the delivery trucks, repair the streets, and work in the grocery stores and other services, and whose labor makes Raleigh attractive to the upscale and well-to-do immigrants from other parts of the US, should be seen as equals in the life of the city, not just a faceless underclass in service of making money for bankers and developers. To make certain the inclusion of an economically equal working class in governance and future development, Josh will propose that Raleigh change its attitude toward labor. Among other things, Josh will support:

  • A Chamber of Labor to counter the anti-tax, anti-labor and wage suppression rhetoric that emanates from Chambers of Commerce

  • Support living wages and increased benefits, starting with city workers

  • Initiate public banking that serves people and the city, not the moneyed interests



Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Environmental Justice

Man-made global climate change is real, and no longer a topic of reasonable debate. In the face of global warming, history shows that its impacts will fall disproportionately on the working class and the poor. The federal and state governments have relegated response to climate change to preparedness planning instead of mitigation. Josh believes Raleigh, along with other municipalities, should lead in mitigation of the city’s impact on carbon and greenhouse gas production, and on the reduction of harm to already marginalized communities. To achieve this, Josh will propose that:

  • Raleigh will achieve carbon net zero emissions by 2030

  • Reduce reliance on individual transportation and increase public transport

  • Address flooding and flood control infrastructure in areas most affected by it



Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Non-Discrimination

Discrimination among people due to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and religious preference has not been eliminated. The City of Raleigh cannot be a partner, even by omission, in contributing to the continuation of bias and bigotry. As a city council member, Josh will propose that the following actions be taken to eject bias and bigotry of all types, both in city actions and in the regulation of our shared public spaces:

  • Strengthen the cities weaker language in the Non-discrimination Ordinance.

  • Create a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized people

  • Create buffer zones around reproductive health clinics, and other actions that enable safe and non-discriminatory access to reproductive health care.



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Get Involved

We believe that grassroots campaigns are powered by the people. Do you have a special skill that you want to share with us? Do you need a way to fill some free time? We want to work with you! All skill levels are welcome, and we will provide training for any new volunteers.We are looking for the following volunteer roles in particular:

  • Canvassers

  • Phone Bankers

  • Poll Greeters

  • Hosts for Meet & Greets

If you want to support our campaign by volunteering, send us a contact form here:



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Endorsements

We are currently applying for endorsements and are excited to share them with you! If you are a member of an organization or group that is accepting applications for endorsement, please reach out to us via email, phone, or our social media:



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Contact Us

We believe that working as a collective strengthens our campaign. Are you interested in volunteering? Do you want to schedule a meeting with our campaign? Have some policy ideas? Submit a contact form below and a member of our collective will get in touch with you:


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Joshua Bradley se postula para el Concejo Municipal de Raleigh sin distrito en 2022 porque cree que la clase trabajadora debería tener un asiento en la mesa. Él cree en el poder de un gobierno de la ciudad que se enfoca en satisfacer las necesidades de todos sus residentes, particularmente de las personas trabajadoras que merecen acceso a empleos bien remunerados, viviendas asequibles y una voz en el gobierno de su ciudad. Únase a nuestra campaña mientras luchamos por un Raleigh para todos, uno impulsado por la comunidad y comprometido con sus trabajadores.


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Conozca a Josh

Joshua Bradley creció en Brevard, NC y se mudó a Raleigh en 1992. Ha trabajado en la industria hotelera durante más de veinte años. Joshua ha estado felizmente casado con su esposa, Caren, durante 20 años. Es un orgulloso papá gato de Karl, Lisa y Wendy.Joshua era un activista de Occupy Raleigh, formado para resistir la carga de la deuda excesiva, la propagación de la creciente desigualdad financiera y la indiferencia planificada del gobierno hacia el bienestar público. Joshua sirvió en el Grupo de Trabajo de Educación Política de la Asamblea Popular del Triángulo, investigando cómo estos problemas podrían abordarse desde la perspectiva de los trabajadores. Es el actual secretario/tesorero del Local de Northern Piedmont y miembro del grupo de trabajo Ecosocialista del Partido Socialista de EE. UU., así como Presidente Asistente de Membresía del Partido Verde de Carolina del Norte.

Conozca al Colectivo

Creemos que cada miembro de nuestro colectivo es una parte esencial de nuestra campaña. Nuestra plataforma, los objetivos de la campaña y el alcance se deciden de manera colectiva. Si está interesado en obtener más información y potencialmente convertirse en miembro de nuestro colectivo de campaña, consulte nuestra página Participe.


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Plataforma

Nuestra plataforma y campaña se basan en cinco objetivos y compromisos políticos fundamentales que haremos con la gente de Raleigh:


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Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Como Involucrarse

Creemos que las campañas de base son impulsadas por la gente. ¿Tienes alguna habilidad especial que quieras compartir con nosotros? ¿Necesita una forma de llenar su tiempo libre? ¡Queremos trabajar contigo! Todos los niveles de habilidad son bienvenidos y proporcionaremos capacitación para los nuevos voluntarios.Estamos buscando los siguientes roles de voluntarios en particular:

  • Promotores personales

  • Promotores telefónicos

  • Promotores en puntos de votación

  • Anfitriones para reuniones sociales

Si quieres apoyar nuestra campaña como voluntario, envíanos un formulario de contacto aquí:


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Donar

Sabemos que para muchas personas, donar a campañas no siempre es factible. Aún así, creemos en el poder de las campañas de base y creemos que cualquier cantidad de esfuerzo tiene un gran impacto. ¿Puede contribuir con el salario de una hora o ser voluntario en nuestra campaña por una cantidad de tiempo similar?

Requisitos de información del donante:
La ley estatal nos exige hacer todo lo posible para recopilar e informar el nombre completo, la dirección postal, el cargo o la profesión y el nombre del empleador o el campo específico de actividad comercial del empleador de las personas cuyas contribuciones superan los cincuenta dólares ($50.00) en un ciclo electoral.


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Endosos

¡Actualmente estamos solicitando patrocinios y estamos emocionados de compartirlos con usted! Si es miembro de una organización o grupo que acepta solicitudes de respaldo, comuníquese con nosotros por correo electrónico, teléfono o nuestras redes sociales:


Joshua Bradley's Campaign Logo. It reads "Joshua Bradley Raleigh City Council" in forest green, and features a logo with an acorn with a fist cut-out.

Contáctenos

Creemos que trabajar como colectivo fortalece nuestra campaña. ¿Estás interesado en ser voluntario? ¿Quieres programar una reunión con nuestra campaña? ¿Tiene algunas ideas de política? Envíe un formulario de contacto a continuación y un miembro de nuestro colectivo se pondrá en contacto con usted: