San Francisco Progressives working together
— The June Primary election: Progressive control of DCCC
Last Wednesday evening the San Francisco Democratic Party (DCCC) narrowly defeated a bylaws change that would have added more members to the body, during an election.
The pro-real-estate folks who dominate the party right now were one vote short of the two-thirds they need to abruptly change the rules for DCCC membership in the middle of an election.
It was a cliffhanger and the deciding vote was aided by a silly move to endorse the Poets Plaza in North Beach. Read about the drama at 48hills.org and the Chron.
DCCC is the important election in the June 7 Primary. Be sure to vote June 7 for DCCC candidates on the Progressive slates, and replace the pro-real-estate majority with a progressive majority.
— The November General Election: Progressive 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) — Sandy had two mobilization events last weekend assisted by a strong team of volunteers. Definitely a great group to work with, and Sandy is an impressive candidate.
Hillary Ronen (District 9) — Hillary’s campaign had mobilization events last weekend as well. Be sure to get to one of these events in Bernal Heights and Outer Mission to support her difficult but definitely winnable run.
Kim Alvarenga (District 11) — Met Kim for the first time Saturday and did a little precinct walking for the campaign. She has strong supporters, a well-organized campaign staff, and she is an exciting orator and has great energy and ideas.
Dean Preston (District 5) — Dean had a kickoff event at the Mercury Cafe with every SF progressive in attendance. He is an exciting orator and has been engaged in a neighborhood-by-neighborhood ground game for the past few years, even before he began his Supervisor campaign. He’s in a tough contest against an incumbent Supervisor. The residents of District 5 have an opportunity to elect a progressive housing advocate who knows the territory intimately and who will greatly improve the lives of his constituents.
Even if you don’t vote in these districts consider supporting their campaigns.
— Busy Weekends for Supervisor candidates
Each weekend there are events and mobilizations for 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 —
Thu, Apr 21, 6–8pm Sandra Fewer D1 Fundraising Banquet
Dragon Beaux Restaurant, Geary & 21st Av
To reserve a ticket, please email email@example.com
Fri, Apr 22, 5–7pm Meet the inspiring women on the DCCC Reform Slate
farmerbrown, 25 Mason St @Market/Turk
DCCC AD 17 (eastside): Cindy Wu, Frances Hsieh, Dr. Pratima Gupta, Sophenia Maxwell, Alysabeth Alexander, Petra DeJesus, Jane Kim
DCCC AD 19 (westside): Brigitte Davila, Myrna Melgar, Hene Kelly, Sandra Lee Fewer, Leah LaCroix
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/
Sun, Apr 24, 10am Sandra Fewer for D1 Supervisor signature gathering
Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, Clement St @5th Ave
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.
SFVision March Newsletter & Calendar http://sfvision.org
SFVision Facebook page
Tue, May 3, 6–8:30pm D3DC Endorsement meeting
SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St @Union
We will be endorsing State Senate candidates, ballot measures, Superior Court judges, and SF Democratic Club (DCCC) candidates.
Special guests: John Burton, Chair of the California Democratic Party, Tim Redmond, publisher of SF Bay Guardian (sfbg.com) and editor of 48hills.org, and Aaron Peskin, District 3 Supervisor.
All are welcome though only qualified D3DC members may cast endorsement ballots.
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.
Note: If you are not a registered Democrat and want to vote for DCCC candidates this is the last day to re-register as a Democrat and receive a ballot with DCCC candidates. See below for how to register online.
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/
Vote by mail and other preferences: http://sfgov.org/elections/voting-june-7-2016-election