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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.” 12:00 pm
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.”
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.”This book by renowned Rabbi and Jewish thinker, Arthur Green, posits the question, “In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/2/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/2/2020)
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Temple office closed – Independence Day
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (7/3/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/3/20)
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs – 7/4/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs – 7/4/20)
Jul 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs (7/4/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs (7/4/20)
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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How Prepared Are You For The High Holy Days? 7:00 pm
How Prepared Are You For The High Holy Days?
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
How Prepared Are YOU For The High Holy Days?With rabbinic intern, educator, and Emanu-El member, Leo FuchsThree consecutive Tuesday evenings, July 7 – 21 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm via Zoom. This is a free program.​The … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/9/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/9/2020)
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Men’s Group Virtual Happy Hour – July 9 2020 5:00 pm
Men’s Group Virtual Happy Hour – July 9 2020
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. Our … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (7/10/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/10/20)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (7/10/20) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (7/10/20)
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sydney Mintz, and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
July Late Shabbat Oneg 8:30 pm
July Late Shabbat Oneg
Jul 10 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Late Shabbat Oneg is back (!!) and we're partnering with Moishe House Nob Hill to bring you a fun evening of FRIENDLY speed dating. Whether you’re in search of romantic or platonic connections, this will … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/11/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/11/20)
Jul 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (7/11/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (7/11/20)
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Teens and Tweens 4:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Teens and Tweens
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join fellow teen and tween members of multi-racial and multi-ethnic families at Emanu-El in a Zoom gathering on Tuesday July 14th from 4-5pm to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support … Continued
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (July 2020) 7:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (July 2020)
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El from multi-racial and multi-ethnic families in a Zoom gathering to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support each other  through the complexities of the world around … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Mixology (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Mixology (Young Adult Program)
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join YALCer and experienced cocktail maker, Misha Kestler, in this new 30-minute series: Mixology! Each time we gather, we’ll learn how to make a new drink. Our first drink will be the classic margarita. Please … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/16/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/16/2020)
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (7/17/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/17/20)
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/18/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/18/20)
Jul 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Namashalom w Reb Syd (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Namashalom w Reb Syd (Young Adult Program)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Bring a yoga mat and an open mind for a fabulous and restorative 45 minutes of yoga, connection and Jewish mindfulness practice. Rabbi Mintz (your very own Reb Syd) shares her love and her challenge … Continued
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (July 2020) 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (July 2020)
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Ryan Bauer) 8:00 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Ryan Bauer)
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Ryan Bauer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (7/24/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/24/20)
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 7/25/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 7/25/20)
Jul 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults) 6:00 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults)
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jason Rodich to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/30/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/30/2020)
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (7/31/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/31/20)
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. … Continued
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The San Francisco Black-Jewish Unity Group

Racial Justice

The San Francisco Black – Jewish Unity Group
Second Thursdays of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm
African America Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Since early 2016, Congregation Emanu-El has worked with leaders in the African-American community to identify issues of concern that we can then address in order to make important and lasting changes that affect the lives of underserved people in San Francisco and in California. We have worked successfully to reduce the use of cash bail; reduce the impact of fees and fines on indigent people; open up occupational licenses for people with felony convictions; create housing for very low income Bay Area residents; provide economic opportunities for formerly incarcerated people; and a number of other issues. In doing so, we have brought members of the African American and Jewish communities in San Francisco together and deepened relationships between members of our community. We welcome Congregation Emanu-El congregants to join us at our monthly meetings the second Thursday of every month from 6 – 7:30 pm.

Please contact Saundrah Anjali for more information.

History:

Congregation Emanu-el and Rabbi Beth Singer were instrumental in the formation of the San Francisco African American and Jewish Unity Group early in 2016. The initial idea was for clergy to meet to address issues that concerned the African American clergy in San Francisco and to seek satisfactory solutions to those concerns. But the clergy decided to invite leaders and social activists to participate in order to bring the communities together and to get more community support. It was decided to keep the group informal and to meet once a month on the second Thursday for 90 minutes. Members discovered that as they got to know each other better, discussions became very personal and thought provoking and they became closer to one another. These discussions about racial issues, prejudice, and attitudes in this progressive community became an important part of the organization’s activities and helped forge a true unity among the group.

Issues the Unity Group Is Working on in 2019 – 2020:

The Unity Group has focused its efforts in 2019 and 2020 on a number of vital issues in several different areas and working with the Office of the Governor, with several California legislators and their staffs; and with officials in California administrative agencies, has been able to effectuate significant changes. This work continues, both in the implementation of changes and in the Unity Group’s advocacy for more change:

  • Criminal Justice – inequities in the system and what practices and laws need to be changed. This led to our successful support for reducing the use of cash bail and the effect of fees and fines on indigent residents of the City. The Unity Group has actively lobbied for a number of bills in the California Legislature, and met with representatives of the Governor of California and with state legislators and their staffs asking that they introduce specific bills.
  • Prison Reform – Unity Group members have advocated for numerous changes in the operations of California prisons that are designed to make prisons places for rehabilitation and not punishment. Unity Group members have met with legislators and prison officials to discuss improving mental health services; reducing the use of solitary confinement; expanding courses and programs available in all prisons for inmates; expanding reentry services; offering much improved assistance in helping inmates adjust to life outside prison before and during reentry; and numerous other changes that are designed to get more people discharged from prison and into housing and good jobs that will increase their chances of success. Unity Group members work with 5 – 10 effective nonprofit organizations in these efforts.
  • Parole Reform – The Unity Group has advocated that the Bureau of Parole Hearings (BPH) be expanded from 15 to 17 commissioners and add more women, and therapists, clergy, and formerly incarcerated people. In 2019, BPH was expanded from 15 to 17 commissioners, which is expected to increase the number of parole hearings in California from 6,000 in 2018 to 8,000 in 2020. In October 2019, Governor Newsom appointed a licensed clinical social worker to the Parole Board, the first one. This commissioner is a woman, bringing the number of women to 4 out of 17 commissioners.
  • Institutional Racism – The Unity Group co-sponsors lectures, seminars, and programs that address issues of institutional racism, economic inequality, white nationalism, and prejudice of any kind. Two recent examples are that starting late in 2019, the Unity Group will co-sponsor with several San Francisco churches a series of seminars. The purpose is to focus on and to break into small groups for discussions of these vital issues. In addition, the Unity Group is a co- sponsor of Integrity for America’s program in November 2019 at Temple Emanu-El that addresses those who challenge longstanding principles of our democracy, like white nationalists.
  • Economic Equity – The Unity Group actively works to break down any barriers to employment based on race, religion, sexual preference, natural origin, or criminal record. We work with several nonprofits to convince companies to hire formerly incarcerated people and to help formerly incarcerated people obtain good jobs so that they can afford to live comfortably in the Bay Area.
  • Electoral Politics – The Unity Group works with a number of national organizations to register and encourage to vote young voters and voters of color in purple and red states and in selected districts in California. This work had an impact in the November elections in Virginia and Kentucky. The Unity Group advocates that voting should be made as easy as possible and resists all attempts to prevent citizens from voting.

The Unity Group constantly reviews the issues to be focused on and welcomes input from its members.

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