Support League of Women Voters of Alameda at Friday Night Flights Fundraiser October 19 at Angela’s Bistro and Bar
You can buy a glass of wine and support the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) by attending Friday Night Flights at Angela’s Bistro and Bar on October 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Alamedans can support the LWVA’s nonpartisan voter education and voter service programs by purchasing wine for $5.00 a glass at this Friday evening fundraiser sponsored by Angela’s Bistro at 2301 Central Avenue (at Oak Street) in Alameda. No reservations are needed—just drop by and have fun.
All local candidates are welcome to attend this LWVA event: the LWV does not support any political candidates.
The LWVA devotes about $2,000 of its budget each year and hundreds of volunteer hours to voter education and voter service efforts in Alameda. These events and activities include registering voters and distributing hundreds of Easy Voter Guides written in several languages throughout Alameda, as well as sponsoring four Thursday evening election forums (October 4, 11, 18, and 25) at Mastick Senior Center from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
“Voter Education is the heart of the League’s support for democracy—democracy with a small ‘d,’” said LWVA President Kate Quick. “And voter education costs money: we register voters, print and distribute Easy Voter guides, advertise and rent space for our candidate forums and pros and cons presentations, and more. Your donation to the League at Angela’s Friday Night Flights supports grassroots democracy here in Alameda.”
The League’s election forums continue Thursday, October 11, with presentations of Pros and Cons on the state ballot measures. A school board candidate forum follows on October 18 and the final forum on October 25 (for hospital board and Assembly District 18 candidates) will complete the series.
All of the proceeds from two Friday Night Flights (October 19 and 26) will extend voter education efforts by the LWVA, thanks to generous donations from local vintners and the support of Angela’s Bistro and Bar. The LWVA is having a Mojito Monday—also at Angela’s—on November 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Angela’s, featuring Chef Saboor Zafari, has drawn a large following since opening in 2002. The restaurant has its own organic garden located at the Rock Wall Winery in Alameda. The restaurant’s flavorful seasonal menu supports local farmers and community projects.
The League of Women Voters of Alameda, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers voter service and citizen education activities to increase citizen participation, study community issues, and support positive public policy solutions. League membership is open to all citizens¾men as well as women. For more information on membership in the League of Women Voters please call 510-869-4969.
For more information on the LWVA’s two October 19 and October 26 Friday Night Flights at Angela’s Bistro please contact LWVA President Kate Quick (510-610-4042; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Membership Chair Gayle Thomas (510-214-2735; email@example.com). Info is also available at the LWVA events web page: http://alameda.ca.lwvnet.org/Public_Events.html.