City’s AA community meets to support Gross, Brown campaigns – Times-Herald

Members of the Vallejo African American community met last Sunday to show support for the Hakeem Brown and Tony Gross campaigns, it was announced.

The prominent group included former and current elected officials, faith-based leaders, and community advocates.

“Elections are decided as much by those segments of the community that show up to vote, as much as those that do not show up to vote,” said K. Patrice Williams, Solano/Napa Chapter President/Founder of BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action, in a news release about the gathering. “We were hearing from the community that there was no need to vote because either Hakeem Brown was a known candidate and had it in the bag or there was a disconnect that Gross for school board was Tony Gross, the former principal of Jesse Bethel…

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