Attended "Bail Out Working People, not the Banks!" teach-in and mass action organizing meeting Saturday at the Plumbers Hall in San Francisco.
A well organized, well attended meeting was organized by the North Bay Labor Council, San Francisco Labor Council, San Mateo Labor Council, South Bay Labor Council and Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (WERC).
Conny Ford, Vice President, San Francisco Labor Council chaired the meeting with many speakers including Tim Paulson, Executive Director of San Francisco Labor Council, Sal Rosselli, President, National Union of Healthcare Workers and Steve Williams, Executive Director, POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights) and N'tanya Lee, Executive Director of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth.
Meeting was organized around the following demands:
No layoffs. Massive job-creation program.
Tax the rich - don't bail out the banks.
Pass the Employee Free Choice Act.
Single-payer healthcare for all.
Affordable housing for all. Tenants' rights. Moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Funding for jobs and for social services and infrastructure, not for war. Stop the ICE raids and deportations.
May 11, 2009 - Monday
Stamps go up 2 cents to 44 cents!
*Changes to Fisherman's Wharf
When: May 11, 2009 - Monday
8:30 a.m to 2 p.m.
Where: Castagnola's Restaurant, Jefferson Street and Jones Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Planning Department has been working with the Fisherman's Wharf Community to develop a public realm plan for the area. The plan includes possible options for the design of streets and sidewalks as well as the flow of traffic in the Fisherman's Wharf area. The objective of the effort is to upgrade the physical appearance of the Fisherman's Wharf area and to provide public space and visitor amenities for the enjoyment of future generations.
Where: CPMC Davies Medical Center, Auditorium, Lower Level B.
What: General Meeting open to public. Items off agenda:
Meet your Neighbor (Wine and Cheese)
Report from Supervisor Bevan Dufty's office
Homeless Task Force Update
2001 Market Street - S & Ford Site Project review discussion (includes Whole Foods store)
Information: they have a great newsletter atna.org
May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
When: May 12, 2009 - Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30
Where: Civic Center Plaza at corner of Polk and McAllister
What: Save Senior and Disability Programs. Senior citizens and people with disabilities will "flood" San Francisco's City Hall steps and the Civic Center as a dramatic "Silver Tsunami". Join the Coalition of Agencies serving the Elderly (CASE) along with Senior Action Network (SAN), and Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC) for a rally to protest the recent budget cuts from Senior and Disability Programs and well as the Department of Public Health.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: City of San Francisco to honor John Ross, poet/journalist/globe-trotting troublemaker to be followed by Diamond Ave's Fourth Annual "Poems under the Dome". There will be a Open Mic open to everyone (limit three minutes). Space will be provided for poets and small presses to display their work.
What: In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month the Asian Pacific Democratic Club invites you to an engaging dialogue with former Mayor of San Francisco - Willie L. Brown, Jr. on the "Power of the Asian Pacific American Vote".
Event sponsored by Sterling Bank and Moonstar Buffett
Members only event - join for $20. Available at the Door.
Where: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
What: Author Matt Johanson will share some of tales about San Francisco Giants from Seals Stadium in 1958 through the teams' 2002 postseason thrills and beyond.
May 14, 2009 - Thursday
*Tenderloin Community Budget Town Hall
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Hyde Street Community Services, 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Coalition to Save Public Health Education - Workshop. Join St. Anthony Foundation, Hyde Street Outpatient Clinic, La Voz Latina, SEIU 1021, Gray Panthers, SRO Families United! and Coalition on Homelessness for a Tenderloin based discussion on the cuts, community prioritization of services, and next steps with our Supervisors and the Coalition to Save Public Health.
Information and RSVP: 415-759-3977
*Commonwealth Club - Darrell Steinberg: Senate President Pro Tem, California State Senate
When: May 14, 2009 - Thursday
Where: Commonwealth Club office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is focusing his attention on building a "smarter" agenda for California. Steinberg will share his plans to ensure health care for all kids, link our education system to high-wage careers in growing new California job sectors, stabilize the state's water supply needs and focus on renewable energy during his tenure as state senate leader.
Where: Park Branch Library Community Room, 1833 Page, San Francisco
What: Focus on May 19th election and its possible impacts on San Francisco's municipal budget. Invited guests, The League of Women Voters, Chelsea Boilard, of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and James Keys, Health Program Director of Senior Action Network. What does this unprecedented decline in tax revenue mean for the State and the City?
*San Francisco Housing Development Corporation - Benefit
When: May 15, 2009 - Friday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Flora Grubb Garden, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco
What: Affordable Housing Week Kick Off Event. San Francisco Housing Development Corporation & The Bay Area Council/USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate invite you to a special presentation:
"Connecting the Dots between Civil Rights Activist, Environmentalist an Green Businesses". "Directing the Federal Stimulus Package to Solve Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Urban Infill". Confirmed speakers:
Michael Cohen: Mayor's Office Economic & Workforce Development
Lisa Galley, Galley Eco-Capital
Malik Looper, Literacy for Enviromental Justice
Dr. Betty McGee, H.E.R.C.
Luncheon reception 12 noon to 2 p.m.
$50. contribution will go to support SFHDC mission of stopping the out migration of Afircan Americans from San Francisco and combating the foreclosure crisis in Bayview Hunters Point.
Where: Bernal Heights Neihborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Come together for Community Congress. Free breakfast and lunch, free childcare. Breakout sessions: Youth Leadership Council, Coalition for Health Planning and South Bernal Action Alliance/Alemany Redevelopment.
*Fifth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Center/Little Saigon District
What: Largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the the nation is back In front of Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. Free and open to public.
Where Castagnola's, 286 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Tomorrow is holding luncheon celebrating 2nd Generation of District Elections and Unsung Heroes:
Late Redmond Kernan, former President Presidio Historical Association. A leader in the fight to protect the historic Presidio from a proposed modern art museum in the main post.
Commissioner Debra Walker - working for major reform of Building Inspection Department
Amy Meyer, former Presidio Trust Board Member
Lucia Bogatay, Board, Presidio Historical Association
Rafael Mandelman, Appeals Board Commissioner
Patrons: Hon. Tom Ammiano, Hon. Aaron Peskin, Bonacker Associates, Bruce Balshone, Jan Blum, Jennifer Clary, Bernard Choden and Lois Scott, Civilian Congress - Jacques Fitch, Richard Dana, Bob Dockendorff, Chris Duderstadt, Dick Grosboll, Shirley and Richard Hansen, Brenda Jeffers, Esther Marks, Amy Meyer, Mary Anne Miller, Jane Morrison, Amy Quirk, Gimmy Park Li and Xing Chu Wang
2009 Sponsors: Prof. Raymod Berard, Robin Brasso, Sue Cauthen, Barbara Bong - Senior Action Network, John Casserly, Gerald Cauthen, Arthur Chang, Ina Dearman, Raj and Helen Desai, Denise D'Anne, Julian Davis, Arthur Feinstein, Angelo Figone, Ruth Gravanis, Sue Hestor, Gerry Hurtado, Joseph Julian, Andreas Katz, Hene and Dennis Kelly, Paul Kohler, Jim Lew, Rafael Mandelman, Paul Melbostad, Alice Mosley, Richard Navarro, Norman Rolfe, Alix Rosenthal, Adam Schlidge Jr., Carol Ruth Silver, Edward Van Egri, Jay Wallace, Debra Walker, Steve Williams, Howard Wong
RSVP:Mail by Tuesday, May 12th to SFT, 41 Sutter Street, Suite 1579, San Francisco, CA 94104 phone Jane Morrison at 564-1482 by Thursday, May 14th.
*Re-opening of Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library
When: May 16, 2009 - Saturday
Were: 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Library re-opening. Party including music, entertainment, refreshments and lion dancers. Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Librarian Luis Herera, Supervisor Eric Mar and State Senator Mark Leno will speak. Street will be closed between Clement Street and Geary Blvd.
Where: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrating the Center of the Neighborhood. Featuring the cuisine of Greens, La Mar, Piperade. Hosted Cocktails, hors D'oeuvres from Butterfly Restaurant, II Fornaio Restaurant, Hog Island Oysters, Mojito Bar and Grill and Enrico's. Silent and live auctions. Special musical performances. Festive attire.
Tickets: $175. Reservation Donna Fare firstname.lastname@example.org