Out at-large Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan is having a fundraiser for her re-election campaign this Saturday, October 27 at the Bench and Bar in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. The event, dubbed “Coming Out for Kaplan” is a happy hour reception with LGBTQ and allied supporters.
Kaplan is in a tough battle for a second term on the Oakland City Council, as District 5 Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente is also running for the at-large seat, having decided to forgo what would have been an easy re-election in his Fruitvale district.
Several notable LGBT community leaders have signed on as hosts for the event, which takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at 510 17th Street (at Telegraph). They include former California state Senator Sheila Kuehl, Berkeley City Councilman Darryl Moore, United Democratic Campaign co-director Michael Colbruno, and retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning, who is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, which endorsed Kaplan, is also a host for the event and several of its members are expected to attend.
The happy hour party will include entertainment by comedian Karinda Dobbins and DJ Luna will be spinning. Christiana Remington will serve as emcee.
Tickets range from $16 for one ticket or $50 for two tickets to a maximum of $700 for six tickets. To purchase tickets online, visit http://tinyurl.com/8sd7plf. To RSVP email alicia_at_kaplanforoakland.org or call (510) 463-4WIN.