Nov 30, 2016 BoS Progressive majority missed by 413 votes; Sierra Club SF under attack (again); National Election fallout
Event tonight: What the Hell Just Happened?
Wed, 30 November 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Women’s Building Auditorium, 3543 18th St
A Post-Election Political Analysis (and Therapy) Forum
Please join Supervisor David Campos, political strategists Sunny Angulo and Jim Stearns, and author/activist David Talbot for a panel discussion about local and national election results, moderated by comedian/activist Yayne Abeba.
Co-sponsored by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club
SF Supevisor races
After the November 8 election the Board of Supervisors will shift to a 5–6 minority of progressives. Progressive winners were Sandra Fewer of D1, Aaron Peskin of D3, Norman Yee of D7, and Hillary Ronen of D9. Jane Kim in D6 is the fifth progressive.
Nov 15 Corporate Democrats, nationally and at home Tim Redmond wonders why progressive unity didn’t materialize:
Suppose progressive leaders like Aaron Peskin and Jane Kim were active supporters of Kim Alvarenga in D11 and Dean Preston in D5. [Alvarenga lost by 413 votes at 51%–49%. Preston lost by a small margin as well.] If the progressive leadership had been united behind them, that probably would have made the difference.
Nov 27 The Tom and Tim Show: No more Teflon — Let’s hold all of our our politicians accountable for what happened on Election Day
Listen to this informative (and humorous) podcast by Tom Ammiano and Tim Redmond, covering local Supe races and more.
Two of the “Three Moms” Supe candidates survive attack by huge Real-estate/tech money
The “Three Moms” running for District Supervisor – Sandra Fewer D1, Hillary Ronen D9, Kim Alvarenga D11. Their support comes from neighbors and friends, not from corporate interests. They are committed to working hard for District residents and not for those who think San Francisco is For Sale.
Unfortunately, Kim Alvarenga was bested by a candidate funded by over $1.1 million real-estate/tech money, who won by only 413 votes! Sandra Fewer also faced a candidate backed by over $1.1 million real-estate/tech money but won the contest decisively. Hillary Ronen had a well-funded and well-organized campaign, and a weak opponent — real-estate/tech money stayed away from this race and of course Hillary Ronen won easily.
Sierra Club SF fights another attempted takeover by a Real Estate slate
Last year SFBARF tried to take over the Sierra Club SF executive committee and were soundly defeated. This year they are trying again under the name “Yimby Party,” with a huge cash infusion from real-estate/tech. Their full-color mailer went out recently with the confusing title “Save the Sierra Club!” and listed their “stealth slate.”
Don’t be fooled by this pro-real-estate slate. If you are a Sierra Club member vote for the slate of environmental leaders: Sheila Chung Hagen, Becky Evans, Katherine Howard, and Linda Weiner. Voting is open now until Friday, December 16th. Click here for more info.
Nov 28 Developer allies again try to take over Sierra Club
YIMBY Party, which wants more luxury housing, tries to take control of influential local environmental group.
San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump:
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows:
WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate — we build bridges, not walls; and, be it … [read more]
An editor at HuffingtonPost.com attaches the following note to articles on Trump:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
The Jill Stein Presidential recount can proceed in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. The recount will need more donations since on Monday WI upped the cost by $2.5 million.