Thursday, August 21, 2008

San Francisco Political Calendar August 22nd
















August 22, 2008 - Friday

*Ahsha Safai
When:
August 22, 2008 - Friday
1 p.m.
Where: City Hall Steps, Polk Street Side
What: Ahsha Safai candidatae for Supervisor in District 11 will voice his concerns over the San Francisco Democratic Party's endorsement of Proposition K, which will decriminalize prostitution in San Francisco and which will create a safe haven for human traffickers in the Asian community.
Source: San Francisco Sentinel www.sanfranciscosentinel.com

Excelsior Festival 2008 Fundraiser
When:
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 sarazeiger@gmail.com

August 23, 2008 - Saturday

*Claudine Cheng - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three
When:
August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon
Where: 1455 Powell Street (between Vallejo and Broadway)
What: Campaign Headquarters Openhouse. Join with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, community leaders and neighbors.
Information: Claudine@claudinecheng.com 415-608-0968

*Eric Mar - First Door Hanger Mobilization
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 4328 Geary at 7th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Door hanger mobilization with new "Back to School" door hangers. Will be joined by Chris Jackson and Sierra Club. Coffee, tea and bagels.
Information: ericmar08@gmail.com 415-505-2961

*Chris Jackson
When:
August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: 4328 Geary at 7th Avenue
What: Candidate for Community College. Major joint mobilization with D1 Supervisor Eric Mar.

Eric Quezada - Candidate for Supervisor in District Nine.
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 2982 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Meet the public and register people to vote.
Information: info@ericquezada.com Kendra Froshman 415-286-4987

David Chiu - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three.
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 ramiedare@yahoo.com 415-828-8246

Stop the Blank Check
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m.
Where: Plumber's Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco (near Franklin)
What: Rally against Prop H, the public power initiative. Plan C has endorsed No on Prop H.

Joseph Alioto, Jr, - Headquarters Launch Party - District Three
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: 782 Columbus (at Greenwich), San Frncisco
What: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom for the Joseph Alioto, Jr. for Supervisor Headquarters Launch party. "Because San Francisco Deserves Better"
Information: www.AliotoforSupervisor.com Jeff Dodd - Campaign Manager jeffdodd@aliotoforsupervisor.com

Mark Sanchez for Supervisor District Nine
When:
August 23, 2008 - Saturday
10:45
Where: 988 Valencia Street (@ 21st Street), San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking. They promise it will be fun , chocolate bagels. Will have short briefing letting you know what the goals are for the day, and a short debriefing when you are done.
Information: Luis Barahona luis0116@yahoo.com 415-574-8007

Steve Ngo - Candidate for Community College
When: August 23, 2008 - Saturday
11 a.m.
Where: Outer Sunset. Corner of 22nd Avenue and Irving
What: Campaign literature drop off.
Information: Brett Silton brett@sevego.com stevengo.com

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: www.sanfranciscotomorrow.org 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 alankennywong@yahoo.com


August 24, 2008 - Sunday

*Eric Mar - First Door Hanger Mobilization
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 4328 Geary at 7th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Door hanger mobilization with new "Back to School" door hangers. Will be joined by Chris Jackson and Sierra Club. Coffee, tea and bagels.
Information: ericmar08@gmail.com 415-505-2961


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

Mark Sanchez for Supervisor District Nine
When:
August 24, 2008 - Sunday
10:45
Where: 988 Valencia Street (@ 21st Street), San Francisco
What: Precinct Walking. They promise it will be fun , chocolate bagels. Will have short briefing letting you know what the goals are for the day, and a short debriefing when you are done.
Information: Luis Barahona luis0116@yahoo.com 415-574-8007


Steve Ngo - Candidate for Community College
When: August 24 2008 - Sunday
noon
Where: Noe Valley. Cala Foods at 42001 18th Street at Collingwood Street.
What: Campaign literature drop off.
Information: Brett Silton brett@sevego.com stevengo.com

Telegraph Hill Dwellers Picnic
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: South End Rowing Club, 500 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Meeting and Picnic! Music from Al Dodge and the Sundodgers. Food from The Helmand. $25.
RSVP: 415-273-1004 Send checks made payable to Telegraph Hill Dwellers, p. O. Box 330159, San Francisco, Ca. 94133
Information: www.thd.org/events.html

2008 Elections - A Public Forum and Debate
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
2 p.m.
Where: 522 Valencia Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium (between 16th and 17th Street)
What: Gloria LaRiva - Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate , Millie Phillips will speak for Cynthia McKinney- Green Party and Reconstruction Party candidate; Matt Gonzalez will speak for Ralph Nader, Jeff Mackler will speak on behalf of Socialist Action's "Vote Socialist".
$5.-$3. sliding scale.
Information: www.socialistaction.org 510-268-9429 sfsocialistaction.org@gmail.com

Potrero Hill for Obama Organizing Meeting
When: August 24, 2008 - Sunday
5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Organizing meeting for Obama in Potrero Hill
RSVP Taylor Allbright taylor.allbright@gmail.com


August 25 to August 28, 2008

2008 Democratic National Convention - Denver


August 26, 2008 - Tuesday

SPUR - How did the City close a $338 million budget deficit?
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
12:30
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
Information: info@spur.org www.spur.org

*Chris Jackson
When: August 26, 2008 - Tuesday
6 p.m.
What: Chris Jackson candidate for Community College will be on community Talk Show Union Buzz Live. Comcast 76

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 chustaff@sfgov.org

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.
Information: carmenchu2008.com

Community Leadership Alliance
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 7:40 p.m.
Where: Hotel Mark Twain Union Square, 345 Taylor Street, First Floor Conference Room, S.F.
What: General Meeting items:
1. Decriminalize prostitution ballot measure, Rev. Glenda Hope/Network Ministries.
2. Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval's "Smoke Shop CU & blight Legislation - Chris Schulman.
3. Barack Obama for President campaign update, Super Delegate Brian Wang.
4. Department of Public Health on the Adverse Health effects of Noise Pollution.
5. San Francisco Fire Department on Sirens-Airhorns.
6. Tenderloin Police Station on Crime and "No Skateboards or Bicycles on Sidewalk Law" Captain Gary Jimenez.
RSVP admin@communityleadershipalliance.net www.communityleadershipalliance.net


Police Commission meeting in the Mission
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Mission Street, San Francisco
Information: Police Commission Meeting for August 20th has been cancelled.


San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Meeting - Endorsements
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting School Board
Information: www.sfdemocrats.org

Sunset Community Democratic Club
When: August 27, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting and Sunset Community Democratic Club elections
Information: www.sf-scdc.org


August 28, 2008 - Thursday

Asian Pacific Americans for Obama - "I accept" Obama Speech Watching Party
When:
August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Roe Restaurant, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Eric Mar - Candidate for Supervisor in District Three and Jenn Pae and Brian Wang, two convention delegates pledged to Senator Obama. Eric will be at the event and Jenn and Brian will call in from Denver shortly before Sen. Obama delivers his speech. Event is free, but they are requesting $20. donation.
Information: RSVP speech@apaforobama.com

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 ialvaran@clueca.org
Source: leftinsf.com


Celebrate Senator Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech at Mile High Stadium
When: August 28, 2008 - Thursday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel: Embarcadero Center
What: Hear Senator Barack Obama's speech. Light refreshments provided. Cash bar.
RSVP: Jennifer Longley at 415-816-3914 or email Jennier@cadem.org by 8-21-08
or email AcceptanceSpeechPart@gmail.com

*Mark Sanchez - Bollyhood Dancers for Mark Sanchez
When:
August 28, 2008 - Thursday
8 p.m.
Where: 3372 19th Street at Mission. San Francisco
What: Bollyhood Dancers for Sanchez. Dancing and cocktails. $10 toward the election.
Information: www.marksanchez.org


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

*Eric Mar - Barbeque and Mobilization
When:
August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Campaign Headquarters 4328 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
What: "Super Saturday" Barbeque and outreach. Mobilization and then early Labor Day barbeque. We'll ' be grilling tasty food for people of all gastronomic orientations.
Information: ericmar08@gmail.com 415-505-2961

*Sandra Lee Fewer - Precinct Walk
When: August 30, 2008
10 a.m.
Where: 459 Vienna Street at Persia
What: Candidate for School Board Precinct walking.
Information: sandrafewer.com

David Chiu
When:
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.
Information: info@votedavidchiu.org


Rumba for a Cause
When: August 30, 2008 - Saturday
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Levende,1710 Mission Street at Duboce -
What: Benefit for the Balazo Immigrant Workers Defense Fund and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. Co-Sponsored by Eric Quezada campaign.
Information: info@ericquezada.com

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.

September 1, 2008 - Monday

Golden Gate Bridge toll rises - $6. - $5 for FasTrak uses.

September 2, 2008 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Nights for local candidates
When: September 2, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement Meeting for Candidates
Information: www.phdemclub.org

September 3, 2008 - Wednesday

*The Tenant Associations Coalition Tenth Anniversary Celebration
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 201 Turk Street, Community Room, San Francisco
What: Participate in community roundtable. Topics include housing, education, youth, public transportation (bike-bus-walk), activism, economic survival.
Information: tac.blogspot.com
(Chris Jackson will be taking part in the discussion)

San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When:
September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
5:30 To 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soluna Cafe and Lounge, 272 McAllister Street at Larkin
What: Endorsement vote for November election.
Information: Frances Hsieh - SFWPC Endorsement chair f.hsieh@yahoo.com

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership Meeting and Vote on November Election. To be eligible to vote, your dues must be current. Past members can bring their dues current at the meeting.
Information: www.wallenbergdems.org

District Three Candidates Forum Hosted by the University Club
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street
Information: Anthony Malandra anthonymalandra@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco For Democracy
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: November '08 Countdown. Susan Pfeifer will talk about her experience as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Party's Denver convention. There will also be discussion about how to help Obama and help the endorsed candidates of San Francisco for Democracy.
Information: communications@sf4democracy.com

*Mark Sanchez
When: September 3, 2008 - Wednesday
8 p .m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Rock for Sanchez! Join Horoscope, High Society and the Slippery Slope at El Rio for a night of funk, jazz and Mission-style rock! Admission $10.
Information: www.marksanchez.org

September 4, 2008 - Thursday

No on Prop 8 - "Sing & Dance Party"
When: September 4, 2008 -Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jelly's Cafe, Pier 50, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for No on Prop. 8. For marriage equality, respect and preserve the California Supreme Court's Decision.
Hosts: Senator Carole Migden, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, Hon. Leslie Katz and Jenny Wald, Susan Bluer and Jennifer Mannix, Susan Berston and Patty Stanton, Lou Fischer, Kol Tzedek: A Coalition of Bay Area Jewish Organizations for Justice and Marriage Equality (Congregation Sha'ar Zahave, Jewish Mosaic, the LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, and Progressive Jewish Alliance), along with Co-hosts: Al Baum, Matt & Amy Berler, David Campos, Past President SF BarAssociation Nanci Clarence and Lidia Szajko, Barry and Debbie Cohn, Jody and Katherine Cole, Kelly Dermody and Carly Clemence, Jennifer and Eric Gorovitz, Jill Hersh and John O'Connor, Melissa and Jeff Hessekiel, David Katznelson and Barbara Bersch, Sam and Stephanie Lauter, Shira Levine and Dan Halperine, Kathy Levinson and Naomi Fine, David Lowe, Monica Mapa & Marie Pompa, Sarah Murray, Rebecca Prozan, Dan and Katharine Rubin, Cheryl Sena, Human Rights Commissioner and Wallenberg Past President Michael Sweet, Rhona Edelbaum, Sloan and Steve Sloan, Stacey Snowman and Andrea Charvet, Hon. Laura Spanjian, Jen and Adam Traeger, Hirschfelder, Marie Trexler and Amy Millard, Hon. Scott Wiener, Jonathan and Christina Wornick.
RSVP (or donate): www.eqca.org/NOon8onSept4


September 5, 2008 - Friday

Richmond District Democratic Club Annual Dinner
When: September 5, 2008 - Friday
6 p.m.
Where: PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Restaurant, 2332 Clement Street (between 24th and 25th Avenue).
What: Annual Dinner. This year honoring Richmond District YMCA.
No host bar $40. per person.
RSVP 415-668-0997.

September 6, 2008 - Saturday

San Francisco Housing Fund Campaign Kickoff
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: 825 Howard Street (between 4th and 5th Street) San Francisco
What: Support the historic charter amendment that will change affordable housing for the better in San Francisco
Information: www.tlfutures.org

Obama - Bayview Hunters Point Community headquarters opening
When: September 6, 2008 - Saturday
1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 4636 Third Street @ Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco
Information: www.bayviewblog.com


September 9, 2008 - Tuesday

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 9, 2008 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for local ballot measures
Information: phdemclub.org

September 10, 2008 - Wednesday

Breakfast with Elizabeth Edwards - Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, Ca.
What: Join Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, co-Founder the Wade Edwards Foundation, Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress. Benefit for Planned Parenthood health centers. $225. Indivdual tickets.
Information: www.ppgg.org

Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association - Supervisor's Election Forum
When: September 10, 2008 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: KGO-TV, 900 Front Street, San Francisco
What: First Supervisor's Election Forum. Carolyn Tyler, KGO-TV news anchor will moderate. Lynn Jefferson, David Chiu, Tony Gantner, Claudine Cheng, Mike DeNunzio, Denise McCarthy, Joe Alioto Jr. and Wilma Pang will attend.
Information: www.thebarbarycoastnews.com

*New Items

Information:

Glenn Davis -
Received email from Glenn Davis advising us that he has decided to suspend his 2008 campaign for the Board of Education because of other commitments such as graduate school have made it difficult for him to devote full attention to the campaign. (Glenn has many loyal friends and supporters).

Qualified Candidate List
- go to Department of Elections www.sfgov.org/election - includes information for new School Board candidates Jaynry Mak and Barbara "Bobbi" Lopez.

ACLU -
has come out No on Prop 6 , No on Prop 9, Yes on Prop 5.

Barbara "Bobbi" Lopez - new candidate for School Board. Phone No. 415-516-0361
Endorsements include Mark Sanchez, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Supervisor Chris Daly, School Board member Jane Kim, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Jeremiah Jeffries and Christina Olague.

Rachel Norton - has received the endorsement of the United Educators of San Francisco

Qualified Local Measures - Official Titles
A - San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Earthquake Safety Bonds 2008
B - Establishing Affordable Housing Fund
C -
Prohibiting City Employees from Serving on Charter Boards and Commissions
D - Financing Pier 70 Waterfront District Development Plan upon Board of Supervisors' Approval
E - Changing the Number of signatures required to recall city officials.
F - Holding all scheduled city elections only in even-numbered years
G - Allowing retirement system credit for unpaid parental leave.
H - Setting renewal energy deadlines: Studying options for providing energy; changing revenue bond authority to pay for public utility facilities.
I - Creating the Office of an Independent Rate Payer Advocate
J - Creating a Historic Preservation Commission
K - Changing the Enforcement of Law related to prostitution and sex workers
L - Funding the Community Justice Center
M - Changing the residential rent ordinance to prohibit specific acts of harassment of tenants by landlords.
N - Changing real property transfer tax rates
O - Replacing the emergency response fee with an access line tax and revising the telephone users tax
P - Changing the composition of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board
Q - Modifying the payroll expense Tax
R - Renaming the Oceanside Water Treatment Plant
S - Policy regarding budget set-asides and identification of replacement funds
T - Free and low-cost substance abuse treatment programs
U - Policy against funding the Deployment of Armed Forces in Iraq
V - Policy against terminating Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Programs in Public High Schools.


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