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The Prop. 8 battle comes to Oakland on Tuesday

By Josh Richman
Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 4:07 pm in Elections, same-sex marriage, Sandre Swanson.

It’s going to be a busy day in Oaktown tomorrow, as both the “No on 8” and “Yes on 8” campaigns stage significant events within about an hour and two and half miles of each other.

First, Mayor Ron Dellums, Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris and others will speak at an 11 a.m. news conference on the steps of City Hall, at 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, to signal African-American community opposition to Proposition 8, the proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Then, the “Yes on 8” statewide bus tour makes what I believe will be its only Bay Area stop at noon outside Foothill Missionary Baptist Church, at 1530 Foothill Blvd.

I’ll be at both; gimme a wave if you see me…

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