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Sacred Activism Ministry
East Bay Church of Religious Science (EBCRS), a Center for Spiritual Living, has a history of providing quality services to our congregation, residents of Oakland and surrounding communities through its various Ministries. In July 2020 the Sacred Activism Ministry (SAM) was launched to expand programs and services of EBCRS to empower and uplift residents of Oakland and neighboring communities.
The Recall Election: Answering ALL of your questions
The organization When We All Vote has published information we should all be aware of regarding the upcoming recall election on September 14, 2021.
Read it to your right or download a PDF, below.
At When We All Vote, we like to remind folks that every year is an election year — and we’ve got a HUGE election going on right now in the Golden State.
Right now, Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall election — the state’s second ever gubernatorial recall election. If over 50% of voters vote “Yes” in the recall election, Governor Gavin Newsom will be removed from office and replaced by whichever candidate wins the most votes.
From the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response to the climate emergency, the outcome of the recall election will determine how California will respond to every issue impacting its nearly 40 million residents.
We know that the process of casting a ballot in this recall election might be unfamiliar, so we’ve broken down the voting process and answered a few questions you might have about the upcoming recall election.
- How are ballots being distributed to California voters?
Every registered voter in the state of California has already been mailed a ballot for the gubernatorial recall election.
- If I haven’t been mailed a ballot to my current address, is there a way to vote in-person?
Voters can still register to vote in-person conditionally at their polling location through Election Day, which means your ballot will be processed and counted once elections officials verify your registration. Make your plan to vote-in person and find your elections office here.
- What will be on my gubernatorial recall ballot, and how do I complete my ballot?
There’s just two questions on the ballot:
Question #1: “Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled from the Office of Governor?”
A “no” vote keeps the Governor in office.
A “yes” vote removes the Governor from Office.
Question #2: “Candidates to succeed Gavin Newsom as Governor if he is recalled?”
If you want the current governor to remain in office, vote “NO” on Question #1 and either ignore Question #2, or vote for the candidate you’d like to see replace him should the recall succeed.
If you want the current governor removed, vote “YES” on Question #1 and vote for the person you’d like to see replace him should the recall succeed on question #2.
- How do I return my completed ballot?
You must mail or drop-off your completed mail-in ballot at an approved drop-off site before polls close on September 14th. You can find your closest drop-off location here.
- I’ve already completed and returned my ballot. Now what?
If you have already mailed your ballot or returned it to a drop-off location, you can track your ballot here!
And remember, every single vote makes a difference! Make sure your friends, family, and community members make a plan to vote in the recall election.
California’s gubernatorial recall election isn’t days away — it’s happening right now. Tuesday, September 14th is the last day to vote in this historic election, and it’s never been more important for us to make our voices heard at the ballot box.
East Bay Church wishes to show appreciation to When We All Vote for this crucial information.
Our Core Values
- Spiritual Living
- Financial Health and Prosperity
- Transformation and Evolution
- Diversity and Inclusivity
- Open Communications
- Shared Servant Leadership
Sacred Activism 7 Pillars
Community Engagement focuses on building relationships and viable partnerships with civic, non-profit and religious organizations throughout the City of Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our goal is to expand the consciousness of love and unity through collaboration, prayer, direct support and direct services.
Civic Engagement includes non-partisan voter education and registration. The focus is educating citizens on the functions of local and regional government and encouraging participation as Spiritual Citizens.
Outreach to Sidewalk Communities: This program serves individuals and families who are living on the street, in tents, vehicles, etc. Food, hygiene kits, and clothing are provided on a regular basis.
This component focuses on teaching the principles of restorative justice and how they are applied in maintaining healthy communities for our children, elders and families.
The mission of the EBCRS Health & Wellness Ministry is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and practices to enhance the quality of life for congregants. It includes COVID-19 prevention education.
Our Diversity and Inclusion component focuses on expanding our knowledge and understanding of the meaning and application of diversity and inclusion principles and practices in all areas of our lives.
This component focuses on education and training about environmental issues, the impact they have on all of us and what proactive measures we can take to have environmentally safe and healthy communities.
Event was held on September 21, 2020
Hosted by League of Women Voters, who gave the Pros and Cons of the November Ballot Measures
Event was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020
City of Oakland Civics 101 Workshop was held on September 29, 2020
City of Richmond Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 1, 2020
City of Berkeley Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 6, 2020
City of Pittsburg Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 8, 2020
City of Hayward Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 13, 2020
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