PRLog - Oct. 13, 2011 - San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow PUSH Coalition
c/o Calvary Hill Church - 141 Industrial Way
San Francisco, CA 94124
Rainbow PUSH Hotline:
510.677-3611 (for media only)
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA P.U.S.H. COALITION HOLDS CANDIDATE FORUM OCTOBER 21
Candidates for San Francisco Mayor’s and Sheriff’s Race have been invited to present to the community from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Calvary Hill Community Church.
San Francisco- The San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow PUSH Coalition will hold its second annual Candidate’s Forum to give voters to get an opportunity to hear from candidates for Mayor, District attorney and Sheriff of San Francisco. The public is invited to Calvary Hill Community Church, 141 Industrial Street in San Francisco, CA 94124, 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 21.
“We are pleased to be convening this meeting between the community and the candidates ” said Reverend Dr. Joseph Bryant, San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow PUSH Affiliate Director and Senior Pastor of Calvary Hill Community Church. “This will not be a debate. Candidates will each be given ample time to present their platforms to the public in a conversational way,” added Dr. Bryant.
In addition to the community panel discussion with candidates, representatives from the Board of Elections will be on hand to give a presentation about “ranked voting.” In addition Rainbow PUSH organizers will be signing people up to register to vote. October 24th is the last opportunity to register to be able to participate in the November elections.
“Last year was such a successful event that we wanted to give the public an opportunity to once again engage the people who are saying they want to serve us,” said Dr. Bryant. “We conduct the panel discussion in such a way that candidates can present their perspective and also answer questions from the audience without the typical political in ‘your face’ type of confrontation. We’re interested in generating light not a lot of hot air.”
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition Candidates’ Forum will begin at 6 p.m. covering the Sheriff’s race followed by the Mayor’s race. Rainbow PUSH Coalition organizers explained that the Sheriff’s race was added to the forum because the organization did not want this important race overshadowed by the Mayor’s race. With a transition happening after 30 years, organizations said it’s important to watch the Sheriff’s race closely given its reach and the new responsibilities as a result of AB 109.
Public notice will be given prior to October 21 as to the candidates that confirm their attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
For further consideration, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will be providing another public event on Wednesday October 26 with its second of a series “Hands On Banking” Financial Literacy Workshop sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.
For more information call The San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow PUSH Hotline - 888-701-7858.
About Rainbow PUSH:
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.
RPC was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merging of two organizations he founded earlier, People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH, 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Oakland, we work to make the American Dream a reality for all our citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.
Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.
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