This Monday Meals we had our very own Pecolia Manigo, OR Political Director and Vernetta Woods, OR IVE Team Leader share about our Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP), focused on hearing from Oakland flatland voters on how they are being impacted by rising costs of living, along with education on how recalls are being used to undermine our democracy.

“Part of what we do when we are out educating voters is really listening to how corporations are prioritizing profits over people, and how that disproportionately impacts our communities most. With the rising costs of groceries, housing, gas […] our basic needs every day are being controlled by these big corporations and their desire to make profit – regardless of how it hurts our communities, regardless of how it hurts our futures.” -Pecolia Manigo