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|Vigil for Tucson victims in Oakland: progressive voices needed|
|Date||Wednesday January 12|
|Time||5:00 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall, near 14th + Broadway, Oakland|
|Organizer/Author||East Bay Young Democrats|
A progressive presence is needed at this evening's vigil for the victims of the Tucson shooting. The vigil, at 5pm in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza, is sponsored by various centrist Democratic groups (Cal Berkeley Democrats, Courage Campaign, CREDO Action, the city of Alameda Democratic Club, East Bay Democracy for America, etc.), but where is the progressive voice?
The event is open to the public, so everyone is invited -- come and make yourself heard! Have something to say about this history-changing incident? This is just about the only Bay Area public event about the Tucson shootings, so this is our one chance to have our voices heard.
More info here:
"Vigil tomorrow at Oakland City Hall for Arizona victims
OAKLAND -- The East Bay Young Democrats and other civic organizations will hold a candlelight vigil outside Oakland City Hall on Wednesday evening for Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of violence.
Giffords, a Democrat, was wounded Saturday in a shooting in Tucson, Ariz., in which 20 people were shot and six people were killed, including U.S. District Court Judge John Roll, who was a Republican.
Jonathan Bair, of the East Bay Young Democrats, said the purpose of the candlelight vigil is to condemn political violence and violence in the local community.
The co-sponsors of the event include Cal Berkeley Democrats, Courage Campaign, CREDO Action, the city of Alameda Democratic Club, East Bay Democracy for America, NWPC-AN, South County Young Democrats and the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club.
Although the vigil is being sponsored by a number of Democratic groups, Bair said it is "a nonpartisan event" and also will include clergy and other community leaders.
"We want to express solidarity with the victims," he said.
The vigil will be held at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday."