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Measure Y Debate
Date Thursday October 21
Time 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Claremont House, 4500 Gilbert Street (across from the Safeway on 51st and Broadway)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
Wilson Riles Jr. of "No on Measure Y" Campaign Debates Oakland Police Chief and Councilwoman Nancy Nadel
on the Misleading November Ballot Initiative – Measure Y

“Education, Housing, Jobs and Health Care Will Make Our Communities Safer, not 63 More Police Officers” Mr. Riles Asserts

Former Councilmember Wilson Riles Jr., Debates Police Chief Richard Word and Councilwoman Nancy Nadel on Measure Y, the November ballot Initiative that puts
funding police ahead of funding program at the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club meeting on Endorsements for the upcoming election.
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Oakland, CA – Wilson Riles Jr, a former Councilmember, who has been prominent in the “No on Measure Y” Campaign, will be debating Police Chief Richard Word and Councilwoman Nancy Nadel on Measure Y, the November ballot initiative in Oakland that puts funding police ahead of funding programs, at The Claremont House on Thursday, October 21 at 8 PM. This will be an endorsement meeting organized by the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club.

The “NO on Measure Y” campaign, headed by the Education Not Incarceration (ENI)Coalition, along with Oakland local groups and concerned community members, such as Councilwoman Desley Brooks, the Oakland Education Association, ILWU 10 and SEIU 616 is currently mobilizing to defeat Measure Y, a November ballot initiative that will direct 60% of newly raised taxes to hire more police officers in Oakland.

“Increasing police presence within our city will not curb violence nor make anyone safer,” said Aaron Shurman, local Oakland Organizer and a member of the Education Not Incarceration.

“True violence prevention begins by investing in the people of our communities,” said Wilson Riles Jr. “We know that what builds strong, safe communities are the investments we make in education and other basic social services,” he added.

No on Measure Y Campaign outreach is held Saturdays meeting at ACORN's (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) office at 3166 Fruitvale Avenue for community outreach beginning at 10AM. For more information, please call 510-530-2448 or
visit http://www.noonmeasurey.org.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 19th, 2004 3:37 PM
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