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#PowerToThePolls: Breaking Down Barriers to Voting in the East Bay

  • Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

2018 is a consequential election year and #EveryEastBayVote deserves to be heard. However, many members of our communities still face barriers to bringing their #PowerToThePolls. Join Women's March Oakland and Women's March for a community conference to learn about these voting obstacles and how we can fight to remove them.

The event will feature speakers from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Political and Proud CA, and more, with a panel moderated by Ellie Tumbuan of The Justice Collective. We will also be hosting a GOTV phone bank.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority / Xi Gamma Omega Chapter
Black Women Organized for Political Action
The Justice Collective
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Oakland / Bay Area Chapter
Organizing for Power
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Political and Proud CA
Solidarity Sundays

This free event is open to all. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (510) 457-1821.

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Can't come, but want to support our #EveryEastBayVote work? Make a donation today!

SCHEDULE (subject to change)
10:00 AM — Registration and breakfast
10:30 AM — Welcome and opening speaker
11:00 AM — Break
11:15 AM — Sessions:
* Unstable housing
* Accessibility
* Youth
* Beyond voting: other ways to take your power to the polls
12:00 PM — Break
12:15 PM — GOTV phone bank
12:45 PM — Speaker panel
1:30 PM — Closing and final speaker
2:00 PM — Adjourn

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for disability, please register for the event and include your request by May 29. If you have additional questions or to request language interpretation, you may contact

Si desea solicitar una adaptación razonable para la discapacidad, regístrese para el evento e incluya su solicitud antes del 29 de mayo. Si tiene preguntas adicionales o desea solicitar la interpretación del idioma, puede comunicarse con


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