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Ballot Nights, October 7 and October 14, with St. Columba Church: Learn about Critical Propositions

All Kehilla members are invited to join two Saint Columba Catholic Church town hall meetings dedicated to providing information about the state propositions. St. Columba, in Oakland, is a member of Faith in Action – East Bay as well as the Interfaith Coalition for Justice in our Jails, as is Kehilla. It describes itself: “Through African-American traditions, we are moved by spirit to serve.”

The Economic Justice Committee, on behalf of Kehilla, is delighted to be invited by St. Columba to join these two informative nights.

October 7, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm will focus on Propositions 15, 16, 17, 20 and 25.  Prop 16 ends the ban on affirmative action; Prop 17 allows people on parole for felony convictions to vote; and Prop 25, reinvigorates State law to replace cash bail with risk assessment. All affect low income people and people of color. The EJC has already produced webinars on propositions 15 and 20 that are accessible online:

Prop 15: vote YES – Schools and Communities First

Prop 20: vote NO to keep our jail/prison populations low and continue rehabilitation services.

October 14, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm will provide basic information about all of the State propositions.

To join these discussions, use this information to link in by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 834 883 869

Password: 1898

Dial:   1 669 900-6833

1 253 215-8782 US

A matrix of all propositions, produced by Sandy Vaughn and Richard Speiglman, is linked here ( to guide you in making decisions about all ballot measures. It provides information about the endorsements of local and state organizations, both progressive and conservative.

We hope to see you there!  Questions?  Please contact:  EJC Chair, Karen Rachels,

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