Standing Against Violence: A Candlelight Vigil for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

10 Jan

This Saturday, as I and dozens of 16th Assembly District delegate candidates braved the cold to reach out to 623 Democrats as they waited to vote at Laney College, we heard the news of the tragedy in Arizona. Not only did one person shoot his target, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he shot 17 others. Some are now dead, and others are in critical condition.

It’s times like these when it’s most important to come together, which is why East Bay Young Dems decided at our annual retreat yesterday to organize a candlelight vigil for Rep. Giffords and the other victims of this senseless, violent attack.

Please join us on Wednesday evening for this vigil:

WHAT: A candlelight vigil with comments by clergy members, elected officials & community leaders (program to be announced on Wednesday)
WHERE: Frank Ogawa Plaza (outside Oakland City Hall), 14th St at Broadway
WHEN: Wednesday, January 12, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Bring friends, candles, and your prayers and thoughts for Rep. Giffords, the other victims, and their families. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Thanks to our co-sponsors: Cal Berkeley Democrats, Courage Campaign, CREDO Action, City of Alameda Democratic Club, East Bay Democracy For America, NWPC-AN, South County Young Democrats, & Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club.

2 Responses to “Standing Against Violence: A Candlelight Vigil for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords”

  1. Pamela Mays McDonald January 11, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    I hope it’s okay to reprint your piece in OaklandSeen this morning. Of course, we will attribute the story to you.

    • Becks January 11, 2011 at 8:12 am #

      Yes, that would be great – thanks for asking.

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