— The June Primary election: Control of DCCC
DCCC is the important election in the June 7 Primary, where San Francisco Democrats vote on the composition of the city’s Democratic party (DCCC — Democratic County Central Committee). Currently there is a Moderate majority there closely linked to the real estate lobby. The DCCC influences voters and endorses candidates in the Nov 8 election so it’s important that DCCC control returns to progressives. Be sure to vote June 7 for DCCC candidates on the Progressive slates.
(To complicate matters DCCC is considering a bylaws change to add members, during an election. More at “Upcoming events” below.)
— The November General Election: Control of the Board of Supervisors
Equally important is the composition of the Board of Supervisors. Currently this body has a 6–5 majority of Progressives but three of these will term out in January. To keep the important progressive majority in the BoS we need to support three candidates who are running for the open seats in the Nov 8 election: Sandra Fewer (District 1), Hillary Ronen (District 9), and Kim Alvarenga (District 11). Two progressive incumbents are also on the ballot: Aaron Peskin (District 3) and Norman Yee (District 7). Progressive housing advocate Dean Preston (District 5) is running against incumbent London Breed. Even if you don’t vote in these districts consider supporting their campaigns.
— Busy Saturday for Supervisor candidates
This Saturday there are kick-off events for three progressive supervisor candidates — see “Upcoming events” below. Attend one or more of these to see first-hand the amazingly strong progressive field running for District Supervisors.
— June 7 Election DCCC, State Senate, SF Measures
— Nov 8 General Election SF Supervisors, State Senate, State & National ballot
— Recent News SF 2016 Elections in the media
— Upcoming events —
Wed, Apr 13, 7pm DCCC to revise its bylaws to add members — during an election?
San Francisco Democratic Party (DCCC) meeting (open to the public)
Milton Marks Auditorium (basement), 455 Golden Gate Av @Larkin
DCCC will vote on whether to amend its bylaws to add seats (during the June 7 election?), see the tab “Bylaws: Ex Officio” in the agenda.
More at 48hills, “Speaking of rule changes”
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 10am–1pm Kim Alvarenga’s D11 Kick-Off and Mobilization
Mama Art Cafe, 4754 Mission St @Russia Av
You are invited to celebrate Kim Alvarenga for D-11 Supervisor’s Official Campaign Kick-Off. We will be walking precincts and gathering signatures to put Kim’s name on the ballot.
Sat, Apr 16, 10:30am Norman Yee kick-off for D7 Supervisor
West Portal Playground, 131 Lenox Way
Campaign Rally and Signature Drive to re-elect Norman Yee as District 7 Supervisor.
Sat, Apr 16, 11am–2pm Hillary Ronen for D9 Supervisor Mobilization
Precita Park, Precita Av and Folsom St
Reach out to neighbors about Hillary Ronen for Supervisor in District 9.
Bring friends and family.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 4–6pm Dean Preston for D5 Supervisor Campaign Kickoff!
Mercury Cafe, 201 Octavia St. @Page St
Celebrate the start of our race to represent District 5 — we’ll have food, live music, speakers, and an art station for kids!
Sat, Apr 23, 10am Jane Kim for State Senate Precinct Walk Mobilization
91 McAllister St
RSVP & info http://janekim.org/team-jane-april-23-mobilization/
Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 7pm 2nd State Senate Debate: Jane Kim and Scott Wiener
County Fair Building, Lincoln and Ninth Av in Golden Gate Park.
Hosted by SHARP — Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People
Fri, Apr 29, 6–8:30pm SFVision general meeting.
Mission Neighborhood Center, 365 Capp St @17th St
Snacks and translation available
5:30 Doors will be open, come early and schmooze with colleagues and friends.
6–7:30 Police in the community panel discussion
7:30–8:30 Importance of DCCC election with some candidates present.
“We will be discussing community control of police and the DCCC election. SFVision is supporting a progressive slate of DCCC candidates and many of them will be present.”
SFVision (formerly VisionSF) is co-chaired by David Talbot, Gordon Chin, Julie Levak-Madding, Christina Olague, Calvin Welch, David Campos and others.
Mon, May 9, Absentee ballots mailed, City Hall early voting begins
Mon, May 23, Last Day to register to vote for the June 7, 2016, Election.
Tues, Jun 7, Presidential Primary Election
Full election calendar http://sfgov.org/elections/important-election-dates-and-deadlines
Register to vote online: http://registertovote.ca.gov/