Thursday, March 27, 2008

San Francisco March/April Political Calendar

March 28, 2008 - Friday

Stop the Closing Buster's Place
March 28, 2008 - Friday
11 a.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, San Francisco
What: Buster's Place is slated to close April 1st. Buster's Place is the City's only around-the-clock place for homeless services.
Information: People's Budget Jennifer Friedenbach 415-346-3740
Source: San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Calendar

Joseph Nye: The Powers to Lead
When: March 28, 2008 - Friday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F,.
What: Learn the secrets of powerful leadership. $15. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

Chinese American Democratic Club 50th Anniversary Dinner
When: March 28, 2008 Friday
6 p.m.
Where: Empress of China
838 Grant Avenue, S.F.
What: 50th Anniversary of Chinese American Democratic Club (oldest democratic club in San Francisco). Jackie Speier will speak. $75.
Information: Ron Lee 756-1898

March 29, 2008 - Saturday
No on 98 Literature Delivery
When: March 29, 2008 Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Centrol del Pueblo, 474 Valencia Street (at 16th Street)
What: Help deliver No on 98 (Save rent-control) literature door to door in the Mission district. After coffee and bagels people will be given literature and assigned a nearby precinct where you can deliver the literature door to door .
Information: Ted Guillicksen

* No on 98 Benefit
When: March 29, 2008 Saturday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Metro City Bar, 2124 Market at Church Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser to save rent control. Benefit organizers Gary Virginia and Tommi Avicolli-Mecca. Entertainment by Peaceniks, Donna Sachet, Joan Crawford Texas, Johnny Coxsville, Lucy Borden Anaconda.
Information: Gary Virginia 415-626-5004

*Fundraiser for the San Francisco LGBT Community Center
When: March 29, 2008 Saturday
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Terra Art Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, S.F.
What: Evening of cabaret performance in celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the LGBT Community Center. Performances by Vinsantos, Kitten on the Keys, Veronica Klaus, Kielbasia,
The Diamond Daggers, The Indra, Juanita More!, Fauxnique, and Kiddie. $125.

"Earth Hour"
When: March 29, 2008 Saturday
What: World Wildlife Fund will launch a rolling event that kicks off at 8 p.m. in Christchurch, New Zealand working its way around the globe. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, City Hall, AT&T Park and Embarcadero Center will participate.

March 28 - 30, 2008 Friday through Sunday

California Democratic Party Convention - San Jose Convention Center
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will speak Friday night. Phil Donahue will make a presentation Saturday night. President Clinton will speak on Sunday morning 2008. Leadership Luncheon on Saturday will hear CA Congressional Delegate Chair Zoe Lofgren, State Senate President ProTempore Don Peralta and Assemblyman Speaker Fabian Nunez.
Youth Vote Panel March 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. - Youth could be the margin of victory. Panel Guests: Kt Barr, Deputy Director for Rock the Vote; Mike Connery, contributor for; Jane Fleming Kleeb, Executive Director of Young Voter PAC and Donnie Fowler, CEO, Cherry Tree Mobile
Campaign Boot Camp (Friday- March 28, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.) Learn about effective strategies that you can use to power successful grassroots campaigns from Christine Pelosi.
Grassroots Discussion Groups (Friday - March 28, 2008 8:30 p.m.) Conversation tables, some with an assigned topic and discussion leader.
California Democratic Party Platform - 2008 Committee members from San Francisco: Lead Chair: Christine Pelosi, Julie D. Soo and Matthew Tuchow - three really smart people.


March 30, 2008 - Sunday

California State Democratic Party Convention -
When: March 30, 2008 - Sunday Center
8:00 a.m.
San Jose Convention
What: Political Reporting Workshop -
California Democratic Party Genera Counsel Lance H. Olson will conduct a workshop on financial reporting issues faced by county central committees, clubs and political committees.

Daniel Ellsberg
March 30, 2008 - Sunday
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, S.F. (at Geary).
What: "Must America Remain an Outlaw State?". Besides discussing Iraq, he will consider whether war with Iran can be averted. Admission is free. Optional noon luncheon (for $4.). This "Stone Soup" forum, one of a monthly series, is cosponsored by World Community Advocates and the War and Law League (WALL).
Information:; 415-738-8298

North Beach Evening for North Beach Citizens
When: March 30, 2008 - Sunday
6 p.m.
Where: Basement of Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St. S.F.
What: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jeannette Etheredge host the Seventh Annual North Beach Evening for North Beach Citizens. Basque dinner by Gerald Hirigoyen and wines by Francis Ford Coppola Presents. Dance to the music of Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. RSVP by March 17th. $125 ($50 children under 13). Benefactor $500.
Information: 415-772-0918

Carol Doda
When: March 30, 2008 - Sunday
Where: Amante, 570 Grent Street, S.F. Ca.
Information: 415-302-4400

March 31, 2008 - Monday

Cesar Chavez State Holiday

Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Breakfast
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
8 to 10 a.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, Latine Culinary Academy, 2929 19th Street, S.F.
What: Holiday Breakfast. Tickets $50.
Information: 415-621-2665

*Opening Day @ AT&T Park
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
11 a.m.
Where: AT&T Park, 3rd Street and King Street, S.F.
What: Re-launch party. Live telecast live from L.A. on the huge HD scoreboard, , free hots dogs for first 5,000 fans and celebrity appearances. Free parking, take batting practice on field. Free
Information: sanfrancisco.giants

Labor and Community for Voter Registration Kick-Off Celebration
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Steps of City Hall, Polk Street Side.
Information: al Fernandez 415-971-0742

New Deal to the Real Deal
When: March 31, 2008
3 to 5 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
What: 75th Anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of the New Deal .Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi and the San Francisco Youth Commission presents "New Deal to the Real Deal" forum on the historical significance of the New Deal and call for universal access to meaningful employment and dignified work. Program includes : La Vocicitas "Si Se Puede" skit dedicated to Legacy of Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers.
Historical footage and photos of New Deal era.
Speakers include author and professor Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on historical context of the "New Deal"; labor activist and educator Karega Hart on the Labor Movement and the "New Deal".
San Francisco community Land Trust Founder James Tracy on the Unemployed Movement. Supervisor Chris Daly on the legacy of the "New Deal" and the prospects for the future:
Information: rachel.redondiez@sfgov.or 554-7973
Source: SF Peoples Organization

SPUR - 2008 all member party and groundbreaking celebration
When: March 31, 2008 - Monday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
What: Construction has begun on the SPUR Urban Center.
Information: RSVP 415-781-8726

UCSF Hospital Replacement CAG Action Team
When: March 31, 2008
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Genentech Hall, Room N-114
600 16th Street, S.F.
What: Meeting will focus on helicopter flight test results and helipad alternative site analysis.
Source: Rincon Hill San Francisco

Marcus Conant
When: March 31, 2008 Monday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 2nd Floor
595 Market Street, Floor, S.F.
What: Marcus Conant discusses the future of the AIDS epidemic.
$15. non members
Information: 415-597-6700

Filipina Women's Network Presents The Vagina Monologues
When: March 31, 2008 Monday
7 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, S.F.
What: The Filipina Women's Network in collaboration with V-Day as a benefit performance to raise awareness and funds for its Filipinas against Violence campaign $35 through $100.
Information: 415-278-9410

April 1, 2008 - Tuesday

April Fool's Day

Last Day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for April 1, 2008 election.

When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
8 a.m.
Where: IFPTE Local 21, 1182 Market Street near 8th and Hyde, Room 318, S.F.
What: A team of experts representing Mexican, Canadian and US Organizations will take a look at NAFTA-plus economic and security arrangements being forged behind closed doors between leading corporations and executive branches of Canada, US and Mexico without consultation with the legislatures or public. Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council and Global Exchange.
RSVP Howard Wallace 415-861-0318

Save Rent Control
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
10 a.m.
Where: 16th Street Bart
What: March to City Hall with press conference at noon, afterwards the contingent will go into Board of Supervisors at 2 p.m.

Muni Price Increase
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
2 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, S.F.
What: Consideration of possible Muni price increase
Information: 415-701-4505

Entertainment Commission
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 406, S.F.
What - Discussion on the promoter permit legislation, how it came about, what the next steps are, what the major issues are that have been raised by the promoter community.
Information: sfscene.blogspot.

Celebrating 20th Century World Poetry
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street, S.F.
What: Kick off poetry month by listening and/or sharing poems from the works of Anna Akhmatova, Robert Forst, Seamus Heaney, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath, Cesar Vallejo, William Butler Yeats and others read by actors. Bring one of your "favorites" to read as well. $10
Information: 415-393-0101

*Mission District Community Task Force Meeting
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School, 299 Precita Street, S.F. Enter auditorium through courtyard on Shotwell between Precita and Cesar Chavez
What: Discussion about health care needs in San Francisco and the future of St. Luke's.
A special community task force has been created to help the Blue Ribbon Panel with its work. The Task Force will be responsible for gathering and presenting community input to the blue ribbon panel.
Community Task Force Members: Rosario Anaya, Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant Jr., Anni Chung, Charlene Clemens, Pat Coleman, Olivia Fe, Donal Frazier, Estela Garcia, Karen Garrison, Gillian Gillett, Fr. John Hardin, Mai-Mai Q. Ho, Judy Li, Marilyn Metz, Suzanne Palmer, Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev. Ana Perez, Raye Richardson, Rev. ShadRiddick, Ahsha Safai, Jim Salinas, Gladys Sandlin, Maria Vicente-Puletti
Information: 415-291-9506

Jack Hirschman
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
What: Kick off poetry month with Jack Hirschman and Friends at the San Francisco Public Library.
Information: 415-557-4400

Potrero Hill Democratic Club: The Rest of the June Ballot
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St. S.F.
What: The rest of the June 3rd Ballot. Speakers for and against certain propositions, club members' summaries of the less-controversial ones. Candidates too. Then members vote to endorsed except Democratic Central Committee - will not endorsement.

Tobias Wolff
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
8 p.m.
Where: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, S.F.
What: Tobias Wolff discusses his book "Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. $19.
Information: 415-776-1111

*First Annual Political Comedy Competition
When: April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: Harvey's, 500 Castro (at 18th Street) San Francisco.
What: Margo Gomez' hosts the First Annual Political Comedy Competition, with Ronn Vigh in celebration of April Fool's Day. A dozen comics and pundits ling one-lines as celebrity judges (Supervisor Bevan Dufty, former SF City Treasurer Susan Leal, and drag star Cookie Dough) decide who's best and worst.

April 2, 2008 - Wednesday

2008 Housing Forum: A New Generation of Housing Leaders
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Housing Action Coalition's mission to educate community members and new and better ways to provide housing. Welcome three new leaders: John Rahaim, Director of the Department of City Planning; Fred Blackwell, Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Isam Hasenin, Director of the Department of the Building Inspection.
Information: Tim Colen at or 415-541-9001

Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
5 p.m.
Where: Port of San Francisco, Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1
What: Discussion on Port's disposition of Seawall Lot 351 for possible development. This is the present 2/3 acre parking lot on the corner of the Embarcadero and Washington Street. It is the parcel that San Francisco Waterfront Partners wishes to remove from under Public Trust control so they can build 170 condominiums and 500+ space underground parking garage. Friends of Golden Gateway are concerned about this proposal.
Information: Jennifer Sobol 274-0548 or

George Shultz and William Perry
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
5:15 p.m.
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, 950 Mason Street
What: Here George Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State and William Perry former U.S. Secretary of Defense. $30. non-members
Information: Commonwealth Club 415-597-6700

*Jackie Speier
When: April 2, 2008 -Wednesday
5:30 to 7 p.m. (Jackie is expected to arrive at 6 p.m.)
Where: 34 Madrone Ave. (near West Portal Muni Station, between Taraval and Ulloa)
What: George Broder, Wendy Soone-Broder and Mary Jung inviteyou to an Open House to meet Jackie Speier Candidate for Congress.
Information: RSVP 415-333-4338

2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: State Building Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, S.F.
What: 2008 Safety Network Community Leadership Awards. One community leadership award will be given to either an individual or a group in each of the 10 San Francisco police districts.
Information: Quintin Mecke, MPA Progam Director 415-202-7940

San Francisco Park Coalition Meeting
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m
Where: City Hall, Room 305, San Francisco, Ca.
What: San Francisco's failing playgrounds and how NPC is raising the grade. NPC is launching an initiative to raise failing grades of the City's worst playgrounds and will kick off this effort in April of 2008.
Prior to the playground presentation they will hold an overview of the Solar Subsidy Program.
Information: 415-621-3260

Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Land Use
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: CCSF Evans Campus at 1400 Evans, San Francisco
What: Organized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SF Redevelopment Agency, the workshops are designed to encourage comment on proposed land usuage. The workshops will include an overview of the project led by the project architect.

The Funniest Celebrity in the Bay Area Contest
When: April 2, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.
What: A celebrity stand-up comedy competition benefiting Central City Hospitality House featuring contestants: Renel Brooks-Moon, Rachael Gordon, Michael Krasny, Country Joe McDonald, MC Hammer, Phil Matier, Liam Mayclem and Ron Owens
Special Guests: Tom Ammiano and Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Judges: Chris Daly, Diane Amos, Ken Garcia and Vernon Glenn
Emcee: Will Durst $150.
Information: 415-749-2184

San Francisco For Democracy - Media streetfighting for progressives.
When: April 2, 2008
7 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's, 240 Front Street, S.F.
What: From the battle for the Presidency to the battle for Congress, we have seen that the mainstream media continue to take their talking points from the likes of Matt Drudge and Fox News. How can we fight back against determined and well-financed media efforts. Join the panel of media experts and community activists:
Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, marriage equality activists
Josh Harkinson, reporter, Mother Jones magazine
Sasha Magee, webmaster/editor,
Also, discussion about how to respond quickly and effectively to smears, innuendos and other right-wing efforts.
Also, how, where and when to volunteer for your favorite campaigns on the June 2008 ballot. Also a earthquake preparedness tutorial from Dave Massen; and a report on the 2008 State of the Black Union symposium from Maxine Anderson.
Source: SF for Democracy.

April 3, 2008 -Thursday

*Take Back UC. March and Picket

When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at 505 Parnassus Ave outside UCSF Medical Center
What: AFSCME 3299 is fighting for patients, students and families. They want a fair contract.
: 415-566-6477

African American Educational Summit
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center Gym, 1050 McAllister Street, S.F.
What: Dr. James Calloway invites United Educators of San Francisco, parents and students to participate in African American Educational Summit. Discussion will include important issues and concerns concerning the African American students in San Francisco.
Information: RSVP Dr. Calloway at or 415-240-6086

Women & Lit: Naked on the Page
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. Book signing at 7 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: Good Lit: Women Writers Tell All: Single in the City
Sasha Cagen, Author, Quirkyalone
Jane Ganahl, Author, Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife
Wendy Merrill, Author, Falling Into Manholes
Rachel Sarah, Author, Single Mom Seeking
Jerusha Stewart, Author, The Single Girl's Manifesta
The joys and challenges of single life.
Information: 415-597-6700

Writers' Voices for Breast Cancer Action
When: April 3, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F. Ca.
What: Join Breast Cancer Action and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon, Peggy Orenstein and Ayelet Waldman, Jewell Gomez. Authors will read excerpts from their current works. $50.
Reception at 7:45 to 9 p.m. Meet the writers and enjoy scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and fine wine at Jardinere restaurant. $75 or $150. which includes program above
Information: 415-243-9301 x 15

April 4, 2008, Wednesday

Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: April 4, 2008, Friday (both days)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where and What: First planting of Caifornia Native Trees at Holly Park corner Appleton. The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk and Think Park will eventually link schools, streets, parks and open spaces and wind through St. Mary's Park leading to the Islais Creek.
Information: 415-206-9710

*Public Hearing on Line 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited
When: April 4, 2008 - Friday
10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, S.F.
What: Public hearing to discuss the proposal to reroute Line 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited via Haight Street, right on Laguna, left on Market Street in the mornings - inbound only from 7 to 9a.m This will allow the buses to avoid traffic congestion and delays on Page Street.
Information: James Lowe, SFMTA Service Planing, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, S.F. Ca. 94103.

April 5, 2008, Saturday

Launch the Bernal Heights Living Library and Think Park Nature Walk
When: April 5, 2008, Saturday (both days)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where and What: First planting of Caifornia Native Trees at Holly Park corner Appleton. The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk and Think Park will eventually link schools, streets, parks and open spaces and wind through St. Mary's Park leading to the Islais Creek.
Information: 415-206-9710

Pacifica Dems: School Parcel Tax Forum with Assemblyman Leland Yee and Pacifica School Board President, Joan Weideman
When: April 5, 2008, Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Where: Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant (Sharp Park and Francisco Blvds.) Pacifica, Ca.
What: School Parcel Tax up on June 3, 2008 election. Pacifica Democrats will hold forum with Senator Leland Yee and Pacifica School Board President, Joan Weideman. A full service breakfast ($12)- Continental Breakfast ($5) coffee only $3. will be served, but there is no purchase necessary to attend the meeting. All are welcomed.
Information: 415-246-0775 Barbara Arietta

Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Park Land Use Meeting
When: April 5th, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.. to 12 p.m.
Where: Bayview/Hunters Point YMCA, at 1601 Lane, S.F.
What: Organized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SF Redevelopment Agency, the workshops are designed to encourage comments on proposed land usage.
Information: 415-749-2464 Thor Kaslofsky

Jackie Speier
When: April 5, 2008 - Saturday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 101 Paloma Avenue, S.F.
What: Cocktails with Jackie honoring the candidacy of Jackie Speier for the 12th Congressional District. Special Guests Majority Whip/Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Kathy Grogan, Mary Cassidy, Kathleen Ryan, Annemarie Conroy, Bart Lally, James Fang, Andrew and Carol Clark, Paul Conroy, Margaret O'Sullivan, Kerry Riordan Sykes, Dave Bisho, Colleen Dowling, Dan Dunnigan, Lee Ann Monfredini, PJ and Karin Johnston, Maria Martinez, Mary Driscoll Toboni, Denise LaPointe, Mary Landers, Peggy Cullinan, Kathleen Dowling McDonough, Ed Reidy, Caryl Ito, Alex Tourk, John Shanley, Fran and Jim Lee, The Larry Mazzola Family, F.X. and Nancy Crowley, Gaby Jackson Renstrom and Peter Renstrom and Maureen McFadden. RSVP or 415-337-337-7774 Casual attire.

April 7, 2008 - Monday

Giants - Opening Day

April 8, 2008 - Tuesday

Special Election - Congressional - Vacancy for Tom Lantos seat

*2008 San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Summit

When: April 8, 2008 - Tuesday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Join City Pedestrian Staff, advocates and experts in pedestrian safety and they discuss pedestrian safety initiatives and look to the future of walking in San Francisco. Information: To reserve a boxed lunch RSVP by April 1, 2008 to 554-2398 or email

"Beijing Olympics and Human Rights: Challenges Ahead"
April 8, 2008 Tuesday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, S.F.
Information: Amnesty International San Francisco Office 415-252-1750

Roger Mudd
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
5:30 P.M.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, S.F.
What: Will speak about his book "The Place to Be" and will critique broadcast news today, especially political coverage. $18. non-members
Information: 415-597-6700

"Candle Lights for Human Rights" Vigil
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Civic Center San Francisco
Information: Amnesty International San Francisco Office 415-252-1750

Archibishop Tutu
When: April 8, 2008 Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. San Francisco
What: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission will present the Outspoken award to Archbishop Tutu.
Information and Tickets: 212-430-6054

April 10, 2008 -Thursday

San Francisco Democratic Party Unity Luncheon
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
11:30 a.m.
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Empire Ballroom, 450 Powell Street, S.F.
What: Luncheon in Celebration of our Democratic Majority. Tickets $85.
Sponsors: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House Stationary Engineers, Local 39, Mary Silver, PG&E, United Health Care Workers West, Ambassodor James Hormel, Democracy Action, Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club, San Francisco Young Democrats, State Senator Carole Migden, Carpenters Union Local 22, San Francisco Fire Fighters, William Coblentz, State Board of Equalization Vice Chair, Betty Yee, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council, San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco Police Officers Association, Robert Dockendorff, Andy and Molly Fleischman, Joe Julian, Tom a. Hsieh, Melanie Nutter, Arlo Hale Smith, Steve Jay Ramsey, Matt Tuchow, Scott Wiener , Assemblyman Mark Leno, Sheriff Michael Hennessey, Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Emerge Ca, GCA Strategies, David Campos, David Chiu, Connie Ford, Michael Goldstein, Joseph Houghteling, Luke Klipp, Jane Morrison, Rafael Mandelman, Connie O'Connor Laura Spanjian.
Checks to San Francisco Democratic Party, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E436, San Francisco, Ca. 94102
Information: 415-626-1161 email

Adam Werbach
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street 2nd Floor, S.F.
What: INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award. 6 p.m. $20 non-members. INFORUM is a division of the Commonwealth club by and for people in their 20's and 30's with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues.
Information: 415-597-6705

"Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders" - Christine Pelosi
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Mechanics Library, 57 Post Street, Room 4065 S.F.
What: Christine Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail from her new book.
Information: 415-393-0101

Tom Hayden
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.
What: Tom Hayden will read from his new book "Writings For a Democratic Society".
Information: 415-362-8193

Jose Canseco
When: April 10, 2008 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where: Books Inc. in the Marina, 2251 Chestnut Street, S.F.
What: Baseball star Jose Canseco will sign copies of his book "Vindicated: Big Names, big Liars
Information: 415-931-3633

*April 12, 2008 - Saturday

Single Payer Now!
When: April 12, 2008 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: 4 Berry Street, S.F. ILWU Local 34 Hall next to AT&T Park (there is a Giants game at 1 p.m. so it is best to take public transportation.
What: Unions speak out for health care minus the insurance industry. Support for HR 676 which guarantees healthcare for everyone. Speakers include Michael Lighty - Policy Director, California Nurses Association and Cindy Young - Senior Health Policy Advisor for the California School Employees Association. Sponsored by the California Universal Health Care Organizing Project (CUHCOP) and the California Universal Health Care Education Project
Information: 415-695-7891

*David Chiu
When: April 12, 2008 - Saturday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: O'Reilly's Holy Grail Restaurant, 1233 Polk Street at Bush, San Franclsco
What: Campaign kick-off to celebrate David Chiu's campaign for Supervisor in District Three.
RSVP by April 7, 2008 415-441-8393 or

April 13, 2008 - Sunday

District-Level Delegate elections/caucuses for Democratic National Convention
When: April 13, 2008 - Sunday
3 p.m.
Where: TBD (see Barack Obama information below)
What: A Caucus is being held in each of California's 53 congressional districts (by the Clinton and Obama campaigns) at which Democrats express their Presidential candidate preference and vote for Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Caucuses are open to all Democratic voters who are registered to vote in the appropriate CD. One can register to vote at the Caucus.
You can still apply to run in these elections by going to website - deadline is April 2, 5 p.m.
According to the California Democratic Party website ( under Distric Eight - Nancy Pelosi there is 1 female and 2 male for Clinton and one female and one male for Obama with one female Clinton as an alternate.

Further details can be found on the website (extensive information about the National Convention) - excellent information

There are 241 district-level delegates
81 at large- delegates
48 Party Leader/elected official delegates (PLEOs)
71 Superdelegates (unpledged)
Total California Delegates: 441

*Barack Obama Delegate Election
When: April 13, 2008
Registration: 2 to 3 p.m. Caucus 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: SEIU - Nurses Headquarters, 350 Rhode Island St.
What: If you are an Obama supporter in Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, come and vote for delegate of your choice to attend the Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama. You must be a registered Democratic to vote.
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

Barack Obama Delegate Election
When: April 13, 2008
Registration: 2 to 3 p.m. Caucus: 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: UFCF (United Food & Commercial Workers) Local #101 Union Hall, 208 Miller Avenue, South San Francisco
What: Supporters of Barack Obama in U.S. Congressional District #12 (formerly Tom Lantos' district) will meet to select three delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Two women and 1 man. You must be a registered Democrat to vote.
Source: San Francisco for Democracy

April 15, 2008 - Tuesday

Income Tax Due

*Raoul Wallenberg Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: April 15, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, Room 220, SF (at Presidio)
What: General Membership meeting and vote casting June election and new officers and board members. Drop by and cast your vote

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San Francisco Women's Political Committee Endorsements:
State Senate: Carole Migden
State Assembly: Fiona Ma
State Assembly: Tom Ammiano
Democratic Central Committee District 12: Emily Drennen, Mary Jung, Trevor McNeil, Jane Morrison, Melanie Nutter, Connie O'Connor, Jason Wong
Democratic Center Committee District 13: David Campos, David Chiu, Robert Haaland, Leslie Katz, Raphael Mandelman, Aaron Peskin, Linda Richardson, Nicole Sarabia Rivera, Laura Spanjian, Holli Their, Debra Walker, Scott Wiener
Superior Court Judge - Seat 12 - No Endorsement
Green Party Council - No Endorsement
Republican County Central Committee District 12: Rita O'Hara
Yes On Prop A - School Parcel Tax
Yes on Prop B - Qualifications for Health Benefits
Yest on Prop C - Forfeiture of Retirement Plans
Yes on Prop D - Appointments to City Boards and Commissions
Yes on Prop E - Board of Supervisors approval for PUC
No on Prop F - Affordable Housing - (Daly's)
Yes on Prop G - Affordable Housing -
No on Prop H - Contributions to Elected Officials
No on Prop 98 - Anti-Rent Control
Yes on Prop 99 - Eminent Domain. acquision of owner-occupied residence

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