Interfaith Coalition Supports the Passage of Measure A

 

The Alameda All Faiths Coalition is an interfaith organization whose mission is to build greater communication and understanding among people of various faith traditions and to foster safety, inclusion and compassion for all Alamedans. 

In light of our stated mission, we strongly support the passage of Measure A, which will allow a highly respected non-profit in our community, the Alameda Point Collaborative, to continue with its plans to build the wellness center.

The wellness center will provide supportive senior housing and medical respite care for some of the most vulnerable and frail members of the East Bay and Alameda community. In addition, it will house a resource center specifically for Alamedans who are at risk of homelessness. As people of faith, we believe that housing is a fundamental human right and that every human being deserves to have access to safe and affordable housing. 

Our city’s motto is “everyone belongs here.” By voting “yes” on Measure A, we can ensure that seniors in need of housing or facing illness and Alamedans who are at risk of homelessness will find the kind of inclusive welcome that this motto inspires.

Some of our fellow Alamedans have concerns about building the wellness center. We understand that people have questions that might not have been fully answered. We implore all voters to get the facts about the wellness center by visiting caringalameda.com. 

The Alameda All Faiths Coalition hopes that we as a caring, compassionate and inclusive community will join together to care for those who are less fortunate. We have the opportunity to help alleviate some of the suffering and despair many people face each day. We urge everyone to vote “yes” on Measure A.