On Wednesday, February 19, the NAACP San Diego Branch will join San Diego Chapter of the Black Political Association of California (BAPAC SD) in hosting a voter education forum featuring candidates for the four open seats on the San Diego Superior Court.
The forum will be held at the Educational Cultural Complex in southeastern San Diego. Convening partners include the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, NAACP San Diego Branch, Central Black Chamber of Commerce and the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties.
Black San Diegans are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented on the bench. In this race, there are no Black candidates and little discussion of issues of importance to justice-impacted communities. For these reasons and more, it is critically important that people of color are informed and engaged in this election and vote their entire ballot.
All eleven Superior Court Judge candidates were invited to participate in the February 19 forum. Eight have confirmed as of this date (in bold): Michelle Ialeggio, Shawn McMillan, Stephen Miller, CJ Mody, Mike Murphy, Peter Murray, Tim Nader, Alana Robinson, Mark Skeel, Paul Staritaand Roberta Winston.
WHAT: San Diego Superior Court Judge Candidates Forum
WHEN: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6pm to 8pm. Doors open at 5pm.
WHERE: Educational Cultural Complex (Common Ground Theatre)
4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113