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A Candid, Candidate Conversation: Policing Policies & Solutions!

This Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4pm on Zoom, 3rd District City Council Candidate Ann-Frances Lambert will host another “Candid Candidate Conversation.” The conversation topic will be “Policing Policies and Solutions”

The 3rd district has had an influx of white families moving back into the area within the last 10 years. Because of this transition there are still elements within our society that we cannot ignore anymore. Racism, Police Brutality, a flawed justice system to name a few. Since the death of George Floyd, a Black Man who died with a knee to the neck by a racist Minnesota cop, people are still not recognizing that Black Lives will always Matter, and should have mattered long before this incident was captured on video.

There are a lot of people in this city that are suffering, angry, confused and tired of the systemic racism that people of color are experiencing at the hands of killer cops across the country. We need a dialogue about these issues that are plaguing our society. That conversation will occur this Friday so tune in and speak your solution!

Photo Credit: Lambert Aerial Services

So the question is How are we going to HEAL from our past? Its starts with a conversation a dialogue where we can LISTEN to each other.

I will continue to demonstrate my leadership to start the conversation and be that bridge builder the 3rd District needs. The Time to Speak Up and Speak Out is NOW!

If you would like to be a part of the #AnnCan2020 campaign go to AnnCan2020.com and show your support! Be sure LIKE and FOLLOW the #AnnCan2020 FB Fan Page, Instagram Account @AnnCan2020, and on #AnnCan2020 on Twitter!

Authorized by Lambert 4 City Council

Property Damage to Downtown Richmond, Damaged the Heart of Our City.

I decided to capture the vandalism and destruction of property that occurred after a tumultuous night in Richmond, VA. The aftermath of Day 1 of rioting due to the death of George Floyd, who was murdered in broad daylight by a racist Minnesota police officer. Cities around the country are rioting and setting businesses and police stations on fire.

I attended a rally at 15th and Main streets organized by Richmond for All non-profit.

After the rally I walked down Broad street and captured photos of some of the damage done to the businesses. Waller Jewelers is a Black owned family jewelry business that was robbed the first night. The looters stole jewelry but they did not steal any of the sorority and fraternity paraphernalia.

All it takes is just a little bit of faith

Mr. Waller

The next morning, Mr. Waller was afraid to see what damage the looters may have caused to his business store front, but upon his arrival he was welcomed by a crowd of sorority and fraternity members ready to support his business. Mr. Waller said, “All it takes is just a little bit of faith”and that faith led me to see how good God is.

If you are looking to get involved, for starters you can donate to the RVA Bail Fund. Another good organization is Richmond For All, they are a coalition of individuals and organizations fighting for housing, education, environmental, & racial justice. Also, the Richmond Transparency Accountability Project (RTAP) is another good organization that builds safer, healthier communities by disrupting mass incarceration at its source: police policies and procedures. 

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Lambert Announces 3rd District City Council seat Candidacy #AnnCan2020

For Immediate Release

Ann-Frances Lambert Virtually Announces Candidacy for 3rd District City Council Seat

Launches #AnnCan Campaign ahead of 2020 Municipal Elections

AnnCan2020.com

Richmond, Va. – April 6, 2020 – Ann-Frances Lambert, local business-owner and daughter of the late Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert, III, will announce her candidacy LIVE for the 3rd District City Council seat, Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon via her Facebook fan page (www.Facebook.com/AnnCan2020). Incumbent city councilman Chris Hilbert will not be seeking reelection. 

Lambert’s campaign will use #AnnCan as its official slogan and social media hashtag to highlight Lambert’s experience in public policy and motivation to help residents in District 3. 

Lambert’s decision to run for office comes after speaking to other District 3 residents about their needs in the area, including economic development opportunities, access to healthcare, and more grocery stores to address the District’s food deserts. If elected, Lambert plans to bring her professional skills to City Council to successfully advocate for the needs of District 3 residents.

Lambert is a Richmond native, born and raised in Northside’s Battery Park and Ginter Park neighborhoods. After graduating from Saint Gertrude High School, she earned a B. A. in Communications from Howard University. Lambert began her public policy career in Richmond in 2000, as City Council Liaison to Del. Delores McQuinn, before becoming the Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Richmond’s Intergovernmental Relations Department. Lambert has held additional roles in government at the state and federal levels. 

Lambert spent 10 years in California, before returning home to start a drone business and be with her family after the passing of her brother. With her move, Lambert felt called to return to public service and build on her father, Sen. Lambert’s historic legacy. Sen. Lambert was instrumental in the Innocence Project’s first success in Virginia, and in supporting funding for Virginia’s public schools and HBCUs. “My father was the person who showed me how to bring communities and people together,” Lambert said. “Now is the time to put those lessons into action.” 

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For more information, please visit FB https://www.facebook.com/AnnCan2020/ or, Instagram: @AnnCan2020,

Ann-Frances Lambert can be contacted via email at RunAnnFrancesRun@gmail.com, or by phone at (804) 213-2553.