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Temple Emanu-El to host two “Smart Vote” events

SAN DIEGO -- Temple Emanu-El will host two “Smart Vote” events — a candidate forum and a proposition seminar — to help the community make informed voting choices.

The candidate forum will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be a light brunch at 9:30 am, with the forum beginning promptly at 9:50 am. The moderator will be Katie Orr from KPBS.

Among the candidates invited are San Diego mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner, U.S. House of Representative California 52nd District candidates Brian Bilbray and Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representative California 53rd District candidates Susan Davis and Nick Popaditch, California state Senate 38th District candidates Marty Block and George Plescia, and California Superior Court Judge Department 25 candidates Robert Amador and Jim Miller.

The suggested minimum donation (including brunch) is $10.

The proposition seminar will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23, starting promptly at 7 pm.

The ballot presenter will be California Assembly Member Nathan Fletcher (75th District). He will speak to the pros and cons of each proposition. There will be no charge for the seminar, although donations will be accepted.

Temple Emanu-El is located at 6299 Capri Drive, off Interstate 8 at the College Avenue exit in San Diego.

For reservations or for more information, please contact smartvote@teesd.org, visit the Temple Emanu-El website or call 619-286-2555.

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish Congregation that is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. It serves over 500 family and single members. Its educational, social, spiritual and cultural programs cultivate a sense of family and community for all ages.