"(T)housands of residents from throughout the Bay Area will spend the afternoon with friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members in support of Hillary Clinton," said a news release from the New York senator's campaign.
"Club44" is the campaign's effort, launched this summer in Washington, D.C., to engage women to make history by electing Clinton as the nation's 44th president.
The event, scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Clay Street between 12th and 14th streets between the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and City Center will includelive music, entertainment, food vendors, and other family activities for the whole family, the campaign said; local entertainers will perform at the event, but no specific names have been released yet.
Admission to the Oakland event is $20 per person; children under 18 enter free. Tickets are available online at http://www.hillaryclinton.com/Club44Oakland.
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., who polls show to be among Clinton's chief rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, staged a rally March 17 in downtown Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza; tickets to that event were free, and his campaign estimated the crowd at about 12,000.
A Public Policy Institute of California poll of