Wednesday, August 13, 2008

San Francisco Democratic Party - Endorsements

Attended the San Francisco Democratic Party Endorsement meeting last night at the State Building (huge crowd). Meeting started at 7 p.m. but public comments were not over until after 9 p.m. (most comments were about decriminalizing prostitution and ROTC.)

Because of the time factor when the voting began it was rushed - so it was hard to follow and hear (no microphones). I left after three hours and missed the votes for Board of Supervisor and City College. Paul Hogarth at BeyondChron did a fine job of reporting.

Based on Amanda Witherell's blog at SFBg Politics Blog the vote was as follows:

San Francisco General -Yes - by acclamation
Affordable Housing - Yes
Create an independent Ratepayer advocate - No
Raising the number of signatures for a recall election - Yes
City Employees on charters and boards - no
City elections on even number years - Yes
Unpaid parental leave - Yes
Clean Energy Act - Yes
Pier 70 Plan - Yes
Historic Preservation Commission - Yes
Treatment on Demand Act - Yes
Set asides must be funded - No
Community Justice Center - No
Transportation Authority - No
George W. Bush Sewage Plant - No Position
Decriminalizing Prostitution - Yes
Emergency Response Fee - Yes
Payroll Tax - Yes
Real Property Transfer Tax - yes
Tenant rights - yes
Funding in Iraq - Yes

District One - Eric Mar
District Three- 1. David Chiu 2. Denise McCarthy
District 4 - Carmen Chu
District 7 - Sean Elsbernd
District 9 David Campos
District 11 - John Avalos

Community College Board
Natalie Berg
Chris Jackson
Milton Marks
Steve Ngo

School Board Vote was delayed because two new candidates filed to run. School Board Vote will be August 27, 2008.

One complication is Ranked Choice Voting and how that effects the vote count in November. (Samson Wong from Asian Week just did a very interesting column about rank choice voting in District Four).

The other factor is the Doorhangers on Election Day with Barack Obama at the top of the ticket and if the vote for decriminalizing prostitution, and the vote against ROTC might turn some voters off. (that is why targeting precincts will be so important).

It was nice to see the Central Committee looking more relaxed and back to business without the rancor of the vote for Chair.

August 14, 2008 - Thursday

Eric Mar
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street (at 5th Avenue) San Francisco
What: Come enjoy your beverage/treat of choice and sit down to chat with Eric about your questions, concerns and suggestions for the Richmond District and San Francisco.
Information: 415-505-2561

Bike Plan EIR Update at the Planning Commission
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
1:30 p.m. (Director's Report should start before 2 p.m.)
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: First Bike Plan EIR update. Public comments after.

*Mark Sanchez - Mission Bike Gang Mobilization
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Head out from the corner of Valencia Street at 21st Street. Zip around the Mission's major bike corridors promoting Mark Sanchez's platform for bike and pedestrian safety and development.

Alicia Wang
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
6:3o to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Russian Renaissance Restaurant, 5241 Geary Blvd at 17th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Russian Evening with Alicia Wang - Candidate for Supervisor in District One. $100.
Information: Diane Omega RSVP415-750-1136

Draft plan for Western SoMa - Planning Commission
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Presentation of the Western SoMa Draft Plan. Public comment welcome.

*Concerned Citizens of Western SoMa
Organization newly formed to organize their concerns regarding Western SoMa Commumity plan.
Information: Go to

Hayes Valley Playground Community Meeting
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hayes and Buchanan.
What: Comment on the final plan to revitalize Hayes Valley Playground.
Information: Daniel LaForte REc and Park

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
When: August 14, 2008 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
What: An Evening with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who will discuss her new book "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters". Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Preferred seating to anyone with a Book Inc. receipt for "Know Your Power:
Information: 415-931-3633

August 15, 2008 - Friday

Mark Sanchez - Fundraiser
When: August 15, 2008 - Friday
5 p.m.
Where: The Mint, 1942 Market, San Francisco
What: Calling all divas! Fundraiser for Mark Sanchez - Supervisor in District Nine. Join the campaign at the Mint with karaoke, cocktails. The liquor starts rolling and the Madonna songs start getting butchered.

When: Starts August 15, 2008 - Friday
Where: Lumiere, California at Polk
What: Movie about Dalton Trumbo - Hollywood Blacklisted Screenwriter

August 16, 2008 - Saturday

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Annual Flea Market
August 16, 2008 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: ASNA Flea Market, Scott Street, Hayes to Fulton, San Francisco
Information: Erinne Morse

Ahsha Safai - Candidate for Supervisor in District Eleven
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 4750 Mission Street, San Francisco (between Russia and Persia)
What: Weekend mobilization

Community Day at SF Victory Garden
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: In front of City Hall, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Empowerment Network, the Slow Food Nation and the Sustainable Living Roadshow announced first ever Community Day at the San Francisco Victory Garden. The goal of the garden is to help communities learn about new ways the can reconnect with food and building community at the same time. Fun interactive carnival style games, roadshow, puppet shows, guided tours, resource fair. Free
Information: 415-554-7011

David Chiu
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street (between Bush and Pine) San Francisco
What: Doorhanger mobilization. Will be walking throughout District 3.
Information: Ramie Dare 415-828-8246

Community Block Party
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Buchanan Street between Hayes and Grove Streets, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood Baptist Church in collaboration with Hayes Valley Community Partners United, will host a Community Block Party. Free food, entertainment, children's activities, voter registration and community resource tables.
Information: Neighborhood Baptist Church 415-621-8748

90th Anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: 1600 block of Stockton Street at Washington Square Park in North Beach
What: 90th Anniversary with entertainment, arts and crafts, Italian culture, folk dancing. Mayor Gavin Newsom, former Supervisor Angela Alioto and others.

*SF Clean Energy Campaign
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Civic Center in front of City Hall, San Francisco
What: Clean Green and Everything in Between. Rally for the environment. Help kick-off the San Francisco Clean Energy Campaign and Send-off the Sustainable Living Road Show on their National tour launching the world's largest educational eco-caravan. Find out about the ground-breaking San Francisco Clean Energy Act on the November ballot and what you can do to help.

HANC - Pot Luck Picnic - Celebration of the life and times of Sue Bierman
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Sue Bierman Grove at Oak and Shrader Street in the Panhandle, San Francisco
What: Pot Luck Picnic to celebrate Sue Bierman. HANC will provide the basics - bar-b-que, drinks and utensils - and invites the rest to bring your favorite pot luck dish and story of Sue Bierman. We will remember our great friend and neighbor and do what Sue loved to do: get together and talk about the happenings of the neighborhood.
Information: Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council

City Democratic Club - Summer Garden Party with Former Mayor Willie Brown
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: call 415-626-1140 for location - Duboce Triangle
What: Annual Summer Garden Party with Former Mayor Willie Brown. $10. members $20. non members $20. Half of the proceeds from annual party will go to the Bologna Family Fund.
Information: 415-923-5252

*Mark Sanchez
When: August 16, 2008 - Saturday
7 p.m.
Where: 988 Valencia Street at 21st Street, San Francisco
What: Headquarters opening for Mark Sanchez- Candidate for Supervisor in District Nine. Hear Mark's plans for education, transportation, violence prevention and neighborhood development. Speakers include: State Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, School Board Commissioner Jane Kim. Artwork by Paz de la Calzada, Velvet Valentine,Kottie Paloma, Jarad Stein, KiMiko and Shadi Rahimi. Beats provided by DJ Meejee & DJ Teddy Rucka. Performances by Queen of Bellydancing, Neesha Gupta and her dancers. Refreshments provided by El Metate.
Information: 415-314-7144

August 17, 2008 - Sunday

Sandra Lee Fewer
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: Tart to Tart at Irving at 8th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking for candidate for School Board.

SF4Democracy PAC Recommendation Meeting
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 6 p.m. - hours maybe changed to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, Community Room at 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate
What: Candidates for local office and proponents and opponents of the various local and State measures for the November election will be interviewed.

Panhandle Bike Swap - Summer Party
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
Where: The Panhandle, San Francisco
What: Party and Bike Swap. Benefits The Cycles of Change. Bartering, events, raffles, competitions. Bring your old usable parts and fill our world famous "donation bin".

*Eric Mar - "You Say It's Your Birthday!
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement Street, San Francisco
What: Please come and celebrate Eric's Birthday with family, friends and supporters. Free ice cream for children.
RSVP and information: 415-505-2961

*Rally for Senator Barack Obama
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
4 p.m.
Where: In front Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Democratic Party including Chair Aaron Peskin in rally of support of Barack Obama in front of the Fairmont Hotel.

Senator Barack Obama in San Francisco with Senator Barbara Boxer
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
4:30 Dinner
5:30 General Reception
Where: Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser with Barack Obama, General Reception $2,300.

Long Hot Summer
When: August 17, 2008 - Sunday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Orson, 508 Fourth Street, San Francisco (cross street - Bryant).
What: San Francisco Leadership Council of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is raising a glass in honor of Mayor Gavin Newsom and his pioneering efforts to advance marriage for gay couples. The bash is co-chaired by Chloe Harris and Frankie Frankeny will be held at Orson and will feature food from Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere; Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake and Orson; Robbie Lewis of Bacar; Top Chef alumni Jennifer Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas; Joey Altman of Bay Cafe and Miss Pearl's Jam House; Mark Sullivan of Spruce; Paul Arenstam of Americano; James Schenk of Destino. Desserts will be provided by Miette, Humphrey Slocombe artisan ice cream, Blue Bottle Coffee and TeaGW.
Jacqueline Patterson of Orson and Scott Baird of 15 Romolo will mix drinks provided by Sagatiba Cachaca, Remy Single Vintage, and Damrak Gin; wine provided by Swirl Wine Brokers.
Live and silent auction items. Live entertainment, fashion show and Donna Sachet will emcee. $75. 777-1508

August 18, 2008 - Monday

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association
August 18, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, Polk and Washington, San Francisco (I believe this is a coffee house)
What: General meeting - discussion about the diversity of the neighborhood retail stores and how the neighborhood can support their local merchants.
Information and RSVP:

North Beach Master Planning Workshop
When: August 18, 2008 - Monday
7 p.m.
Where: St. Peter Paul School Auditorium, 660 Filbert Street San Francisco.

August 19, 2008 - Tuesday

*Neighbors of San Francisco General
August 19, 2008
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House at DeHaro and Southern Heights
What: Monthly meeting. Will hear an update about the rebuild bond and focus on planning outreach meetings to the neighbors regarding the helipad proposal.
Information: Neighbors of SFG, 415-738-7733

Eric Mar
When: August 19, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street (between 21st and 22nd Avenue, San Francisco
What: The Peaceniks perform their radical folk music at this benefit concert for Eric Mar. Hosted by Sue Vaughan, Sandra Schwartz, Vicki Leidner and Mike Wong.
Information: 415-505-2962.

Tommy Chong
When: August 19, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Books Inc in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Tommy Chong will discuss his book "Cheech & Chong".

*Dana Carvey
When: August 19, 2008 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Virgin Megastore, 2 Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: Meet Dana Carvey! New DVD - Dana Carvey - Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies

August 20, 2008 - Wednesday

Community Development, Urban Justice and the Right to the City
August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: A national alliance of grassroots organizations has formed over the past two years to further the framework of Right to the City (RTTC) and to build local, regional and national strategies to advance these rights. Bay Area Regional Right to the City currently includes the following organizations: Chinese Progressive Association, Just Cause Oakland, POWER, PODER, St. Peters Housing Committee, SOMCAN, Datacenter and Media Justice Center. This meeting is being sponsored by Akonadi Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation and Tides Foundation.
Jane Lin from Tides Foundation will make introduction with Dawn Phillips, Right to the City Lead Organizer will speak along with Maria Poblet, St Peter's Housing Committee - Co-Director.
RSVP Nicole Puller at
Source: San Francisco Bay Area Progressive

Spur - Building the Worker's Public Sphere
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Join Ocean Howell for a presentation of his research on how "Improvement clubs" and labor unions in San Francisco's Mission District shaped the neighborhood's commercial geography during the period of rapid expansion following the 1906 earthquake. $5. non members
Information: SPUR

United Educators Executive Board Meeting
August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
4:15 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Secondary School, 727 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco
What: Executive Board Meeting UESF COPE Committee School Board Endorsement Meeting

Mission Streetscape Plan Public Meeting
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Women's Building Auditorium, 3543 18th Street at Valencia, San Francisco
What: Second Mission Streetscape Plan public meeting; the SF Planning Department wants our feedback on the community-developed vision for streets in the Mission District.

*District 3 Supervisor Candidates Debate hosted by the North Beach Merchants Association and the North Beach Chamber of Commerce
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
What: Debate by District Three Candidates for Supervisor moderated by Chronicle former editor Phil Bronstein.

Endorsement Meeting for District One - Richmond District Democratic Club
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 6th Avenue between Geary and Anza, S.F.
What: Endorsement for Supervisor in District One. Presentations by nine candidates for Supervisor. Note: Regular RDDC meeting date on fourth Thursday conflicts with Barack Obama's scheduled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver; hence the change.
Information: Richard Hansen 752-9412

SF4Democracy PAC General Membership Meeting
When: August 20, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Northern District Police Station, Community Room @ 1125 Fillmore Street between Turk and Golden Gate.
What: Agenda includes endorsements for the November General Election.

August 21, 2008 - Thursday

SPUR - San Francisco's Sunday Streets
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum regarding Sunday Streets. Learn from Cheryl Brinkman, president of Livable City and Wade Crowfoot of Mayor Gavin Newsom's office about the details of and philosophy behind the proposal to bring the parks to the people. $5. non-members

Campaign for Teen Safety - No on Prop 4
When: August 21, 2008 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: ACLU-NC Office of San Francisco, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco
What: Voter Contact Phone Bank in regards to Campaign for Teen Safety . Donate to campaign. Campaign for Teen Safety c/o David Alois, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 510, Sacramento, Ca. 95814.
Source: ACLU of Northern California Contact

August 22, 2008 - Friday

*Excelsior Festival 2008 Fundraiser
August 22, 2008 - Friday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zabb Cuisine, 4440 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: You are invited to a event full of food, music and social engagement. Donation at the door. Proceeds will be donated to promote the 2008 Excelsior Festival (this is a wonderful event!).
Information: info@excelsiorfetival

Joseph Alioto Jr. for Supervisor
When: August 22, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m. VIP Reception 7 to 9 p.m. General Admission
Where: Dragon Bar, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Joseph Alioto, Jr. with special performances by The Sofa Kings and Baron Von Luxxury $50 Fan, $125 Groupie, $250 Rock Star, $500 Prodigy
RSVP: Sarah Zeiger at 415-402-0303 or

August 23, 2008 - Saturday

*David Chiu
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco (between Bush and Pine)
What: Doorhanger mobilization. Will be walking throughout District three neighborhoods .
Information: Ramie Dare -Outreach Coordinator 415-828-8246

San Francisco Tomorrow Picnic
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: El Polin Springs, the Presidio . A natural site within walking distance of the Main Post. Muni 29 and 43, limited car parking. They will hike the perimeter of the Main Post to study the implications of the three new major construction projects on the Presidio: Fisher Contemporary Art Museum (CAMP), 90,000 square foot Main Post Lodge and expansion of the Presidio Theater.
Details: Send check for $20., $25., $35 for the picnic to San Francisco Tomorrow, 41 Sutter Street #1579, San Francisco, Ca. 94104. If you are not yet an SFT member and want to join, your check can cover your first year's dues - and the picnic.
Information: Jane Morrison 564-1482

*Eric Mar - Young Voters for Eric Party
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 4620 California Street (near 8th Avenue), Inner Richmond, S.F.
What: Young voters are organizing and partying to support Eric's Board of Supervisor campaign. Join Co-hosts: Natalie Gee, Andrew Hom, Chris Jackson, Peter Lauterborn, Sonya Mehta, Diana Pang, Amanda Piercy, and Hubert Yee for light food, refreshments and an introduction to, and in depth policy talk with Eric Mar.
Information: Alan Wong 415-305-7468 or

August 24, 2008 - Sunday

Sandra Lee Fewer
August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: 1601 31st Avenue at Lawton, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking for candidate for school board.

2008 Rock Make Street Festival
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
All Day
Where: between 17th Street and 18th Street on Treat Street, San Francisco
What: Block party celebrating Bay Area arts and music. Vendors and music.

August 25 to August 28, 2008

2008 Democratic National Convention - Denver

August 28, 2008 - Thursday

Live from Denver
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, Grand Ballroom - Ground Floor
What: San Francisco celebrates Barack Obama's Nomination. Watch the Acceptance Speech on Live Video Feed. Donation will be requested.
Details to Follow.

August 26, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - How did the City close a $338 million budget deficit?
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
Where: 312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
What: Noontime forum with Nani Coloretti and Greg Wagner from the mayor's budget office as they give us the inside into the City's budget. $5. non-members

Supervisor Carmen Chu - District Four
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Polly Ann Ice Cream, 3138 Noriega Street (between 38th and 39th Avenue), S.F.
What: Holding district office hours. Stop by to share suggestions or to say hello.
Information: 415-554-7460

August 27, 2008 - Wednesday

District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
8 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Supervisor Carmen Chu and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce present District 4 Neighborhood Merchants Summit. The event is in conjunction with local businesses and neighborhood associations to discuss specific concerns and issues.
There will be a question and answer session. Topics to be included: facade improvement, parking, Small Business Assistance Center update, City mandates and lease negotiations.
Representatives from the San Francisco police department and other departments will be there.

Westside SoMa
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco, City Hall, Room 400
What: A Task Force meeting devoted to public. Comment on draft community plan. Devoted solely to public comment.

Local 2 - Support the rights of workers to organize
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 p.m.
Where: 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Learn more about the current campaigns at Le Meridien Hotel and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Hear the stories of workers who are seeking a fair process to form a union.
Information: Rev. Israel I. Alvaran

August 29, 2008 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council Pre-Labor Day Breakfast "Yes We Can!"
When: August 29, 2008 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pre-Labor Day Breakfast with keynote speaker Assemblyman Mark Leno. Introduction of SFLC Endorsed Candidates - updates from Rank and File Workers in contract fights and organizing drives. Tickets $75. RSVP to Emily Nelson 415-440-4809. Checks made out to SF Labor Council, sent to 1188 Franklin Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca. 94013

August 30, 2008 - Saturday

*David Chiu
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1323 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Saturday Mobilization. We'll be walking through District 3 neighborhoods.

Sandra Lee Fewer - Candidate for School Board
When: August 30, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m.
Where: 459 Vienna Street at Persia, San Francisco
What: Precinct walking

August 31, 2008 - Sunday

Sunday Streets
When: August 31, 2008 - Sunday
What: Four miles of car-free fun in San Francisco. Bayview to Chinatown, along the Waterfront.

*New Items


Potrero Hill Democratic Club - State Propositions - Endorsements
High Speed Rail Bonds - Yes
2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals - Yes!
3 Children's Hospital Bond Act - Yes
4 Waiting period and parental notification before termination of minor's pregnancy - No
5 Community nonviolent drug offenses - Yes
6 Police and Law Enforcement Funding - No
7 Renewable Energy Generation - No position
8 Eliminates right of same-sex couples to Marry - NO!
9 Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole - No
10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewal Energy - No position
11 Redistricting - Yes
12 Veterans' Bond Act - Yes
Candidates endorsement meeting September 2nd and local ballot measures Sept. 9th.

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Jose Cisneros has endorsed Mark Sanchez for Supervisor in District Nine .

Julio Ramos for Supervisor District 11 - new website

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Proposition Endorsements:
State Propositions:
Prop 1 - High Speed Rail yes
Prop 2 - Standards for confining farm animals - Yes
Prop 3 -Children's Hospital Bond Act - Yes
Prop 4 - Waiting period and parental notification before termination of minor's pregnancyNo
Prop 5 -Community nonviolent drug offenses Yes
Prop 6 -Police and law enforcement funding No
Prop 7 - Renewal energy generation No Position
Prop 8 -Eliminates right of same-sex couples to marry No
Prop 9 -Criminal justice system No
Prop 10 - Alternative fuel vehicles and renewal energy Yes
Prop 11 -Redistricting No
Prop 12 - Veterans' Bond Act - yes
San Francisco Propositions:
Retirement System Credit - Yes
Clean Energy Act - Yes
Pier 70 - No Position
Historic Preservation - Yes
Treatment on Demand - Yes
Set Asides funding source - No Position
General Hospital Bond - Yes
Affordable Housing Fund - Yes
Independent rate payer advocate - No Position
Raising number of signatures required for recall - Yes
Prohibition on City Employees to serve on charter boards and Commissions - No
Elections on even numbered years - No Position
Tenant Rights - Yes
Decrimination of Prostitution - Yes
Troop Deployment Policy Statement - Yes

San Francisco Labor Council - Join the November Election Campaign
SFLC Political Director Amber Parrish at 415-440-4809
Phone Banks - Monday through Wednesday 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. SEIU UHW - 1338 Mission Street, San Francisco
Precinct Walking - Saturdays starting September 6th 10 a.m. Location: tbd

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