Chevron and Moving Forward statements to The Rachel Maddow Show

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Chevron gave the following statement to The Rachel Maddow Show:

“Chevron supports City leaders who share our commitment to policies that foster an economic environment where businesses can thrive and create jobs. The amount of money we spend to inform voters must be viewed in the context of the more than $500 million in local taxes, social investment and spending on local vendors from Chevron over the past five years, and our $90 million social and environmental commitment to the city that will follow once our $1 billion refinery modernization is allowed to proceed. We are proud to be in Richmond – the city and refinery have grown up together over the past century.” 

Moving Forward gave the following remarks to The Rachel Maddow Show:

“This is an important election for Richmond’s future. Moving Forward, a coalition of labor, business and public safety unions, is committed to communicating with voters so they have the information about the candidates who are running for office. Our hope is that with this information, voters will elect representatives who are best suited to continue to improve the local economy and therefore the overall quality of life in Richmond.

This is an important election for Richmond’s future. We believe that voters deserve to have enough information about the candidates so that they can make an informed decision about who is best able to lead Richmond.”

The Rachel Maddow Show, 10/27/14, 11:02 PM ET

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Chevron and Moving Forward statements to The Rachel Maddow Show

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