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Friday September 28, 2012 - 04:31:00 PM
On Thursday, October 4, 2012, Berkeley residents are expected to pack the sanctuary of McGee Avenue Baptist church in Berkeley. They will come to hear from candidates running for public office in the city of Berkeley. Much is at stake and every Berkeley voter must make an informed decision when they come out to vote on November 6.
Confirmed Mayoral Candidates:
Mayor Tom Bates, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Jacquelyn McCormick, Zachary Running Wolf and Kriss Worthington.
Confirmed City Council District 2:
Adolfo A. Cabral, Denisha DeLane and Darryl Moore.
Confirmed City Council District 3:
Maxwell Anderson and Dmitri Belser.
Confirmed City Council District 5:
Laurie Capitelli and Sophie Hahn.
City Council District 6:
Confirmed School Board Directors:
Judy Appel, Norma J. F. Harrison, Tracy Hollander and Beatriz Leyva-Cutler.
Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer questions drafted by the community. At the end of the forum the candidates will have time to interact with the audience.
Who: Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA).
What: Community candidate's forum for Berkeley voters to make an inform decision on the November 6 elections.
Where: McGee Avenue Baptist Church
1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
When: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Why: There is much at stake at the local and state level. Important ballot measures that will decide the prosperity of our community. Berkeley voters must make an inform decision when they vote on November 6.
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Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA) is a non-profit, faith based organization of 18 member congregations representing over 10,000 Berkeley families. We are a multi-Ethnic, cross-cultural, inter-faith and inter-racial group of ordinary people learning to become "leaders" in our community by putting our faith into action. We provide training in community organizing in order to empower our leaders to become activists for positive change in the areas of parent engagement in the public schools, health insurance for all Berkeley and California residents, fair and affordable housing for our families, just immigrant policies, and community safety.Trained BOCA leaders work to deepen relationships with public officials in order to achieve and uphold justice, Equality and dignity for every member of our community.