• Bay Area Community Inspiration

    Bay Area Candlelight Vigil for Rep. Giffords tonight

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    Please join the Alameda County Democratic Party and Congresswoman Barbara Lee tonight as we stand together against the violence in Arizona, and here in our own community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Giffords, her fellow victims, and all the families affected by this terrible act of violence.

    Please join us on this evening for a candlelight vigil organized by the East Bay Young Democrats with a long list of other community and political organizations.
    Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Rev. Charley Hames, Rev. Dr. H. James Hopkins, Minister Jeremy D. Nickel and others will speak. Aimee Allison, publisher of OaklandSeen.com, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies, and there will be musical and spoken word performances by members of Youth Uprising.

    WHAT: A candlelight vigil with comments by clergy members, elected officials & community leaders

    WHERE: Frank Ogawa Plaza (outside Oakland City Hall), 14th St at Broadway

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 12, 5-6:30 pm

    Bring friends, and your prayers and thoughts for Rep. Giffords, the other victims, and their families.  RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=184121438274095

    Co-sponsoring organizations:

    Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club, Associated Students of the University of California at Berkeley, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Cal Berkeley Democrats, CDP Women’s Caucus, Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, Courage Campaign, City of Alameda Democratic Club, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, CREDO Action, CYD Black Caucus, Democratic Central Committee of Alameda County, East Bay Democracy For America, Faith in the Bay Gray Panthers, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, New Leaders Council, NWPC-AN, Oakland Rainbow PAC, Progressive Jewish Alliance, South County Young Democrats, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club and the 16th AD Democrats.

    Together we stand against the violence.

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