OAKLAND, Calif. – In the heart of a struggling, working class neighborhood, dozens of East Bay clergy and community leaders will hold a speak-out and candlelight vigil to get out the vote and raise awareness about what is at stake on Election Day. They will march through neighborhoods in East Oakland and call on citizens to express their moral values in the voting booth.
In just five weeks, California citizens will cast their ballots and make decisions on issues that affect schools, child care, criminal justice, and the death penalty.
“Election Day will be a day of reckoning for the future of our state and our children,” said Pastor BK Woodson Sr. of Bay Area Christian Connection.
The “Faithful Vigil for the Vote” is part of a statewide day called “Faith Out Front” organized by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.
Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice is a network of religious leaders committed to ensuring dignity and justice for low-wage and immigrant workers and building a moral economy in the East Bay. It is a project of the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) and an affiliate of CLUE-CA.