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2018 Midterms | Prepare and Participate!

  • San Francisco, CA United States (map)


The right to vote is a cornerstone of our society in the United States. We are living in a tumultuous time filled with confusion, disagreement, disillusionment, but also with hope. Getting involved with the political process, understanding what candidates stand for, what ballot initiatives mean and how they'll impact us and our neighbors is critical if any of us expect our government and our laws to reflect our values. 

At Shalon, we come together in a welcoming environment to ask questions, to share information and to engage each other over an incredible meal. Join us at the table as we learn from experts, share our experience and expand our perspective. 

We’ll talk about: 

  • How each of us can help to elect candidates and drive policy we believe in

  • The most effective ways to encourage others to get involved and vote

  • What specific elements of the local ballot mean to our community in the short and long term

Come with ideas, questions and a good appetite - we can’t wait to break bread, bread barriers and break the silence with you!

Recommended Reading

CA Election Propositions Explained (NPR)

A Non-Partisan Guide to California’s 2018 Election (Ballot.FYI)

San Francisco Chronicle November 2018 Voter Guide

ACLU Voter Guide

CA Ballotpedia: state political coverage of elections, policies & more

2018 Midterm Election Forecast :Senate (fivethirtyeight)

2018 Midterm Election Forecast : House (fivethirtyeight)

Midterm elections: How do they work, when are they and what do they mean for America's political future?

How to get ready for the California Midterm Election

5 ways the 2018 midterms could change American politics


Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California


Host: BiteUnite SF

Chef: Brenden Darby