Wednesday, August 26, 2009

San Francisco Cannot Wait for Health Insurance

Join Rebecca Prozan, Linda Post, Andrea Shorter and Steve Ngo in supporting health care with a public option.

A whopping 76% of voters want health insurance reform to include the choice of a Public Option. In the words of President Obama, the choice of a Public Option will, "keep the insurance companies honest".

So the insurance companies and right wing are fighting tooth and nail to get Democrats to cave on the public option and vote for fake reform like a "trigger" or co-opts. We can't let Democrats capitulate, we need to support Democrats only passing a bill with a strong public option.

Please join us and tell your friends, chances are they are part of the 76% of Americans who want Democrats to be resolved for a Public Option: take your picture with sign and send it to MoveOn to show your support for the public option. (go to move political action - "what 's at stake in health care")

Senator Dianne Feinstein - please send her a letter showing support for Public Option

Congresswoman Jackie Speier - please send her a letter thanking her for her support of the Public Option.

August 26, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Police Commission
When: August 26, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco (room changed)
What: Item off agenda: Chief's Report- update on significant policing efforts by Department members.

Don't Turn Back the Clock - SEIU Local 1021
When: August 26, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: 33 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Stop the City from balancing the budget by reinstating discriminatory pay practices from the old days. In 1986 voters of San Francisco passed Prop H which established "Comparable Worth" for city employees. Now the city wants to balance the budget by reducing the income of "certain classifications". Clerical and CNA classes were part of the discriminatory practices the City fixed in 1986.
Supporters from the original 1986 Prop H campaign along with the new supporters of pay equity will be at this meeting.
Information: Ruben Garcia

Hampton for Congress SF Fundraiser
When: August 26, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Gonzalez & Leigh, Two Shaw Alley, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Adriel Hampton who is running for Congress in Ca-10. $20 + donation

August 27, 2009 - Thursday

*"The Kennedy Brothers - Chris Matthews
When: August 27, 2009 - Thursday
4 p.m. and 9 p.m. MSNBC (times might change)
August 28, 2009 - Friday 4 p.m.
What: Documentary "The Kennedy Brothers" by Chris Matthews. Chris Matthews show will be worth your while in watching. Chris Matthews wrote "Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry that shaped Post War America" - an excellent book.

*Richmond District Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: August 27, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Will be discussing the 5 measures and two offices on the November 3rd ballot:
Treasurer - Jose Cisneros
City Atty - Dennis Herrera
Ballot Measures:
A - Budget Process
B - Board of Supervisors Aides
C - Candlestick Park Renaming Rights
D - Mid-Market Special Sign District
E - Advertisement on City Property
Who may vote: Continuing members who reside in Supervisorial District 1, and who have paid dues for the current year. New members who have paid dues at least 1 month prior to the vote. Continuing members may renew at the beginning of the meeting by paying dues.

August 28, 2009 - Friday

Presidio Trust - Auction on antiques salvaged from former U.S. Army building since soldiers left the de-commission based.
When: August 28, 2009 - Friday
Doors open at 8 a.m.
Where: Herbst International Exhibition Hall, 385 Moraga Ave. on the Main Post, San Francisco. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the auction starts at 9 a.m.
Information: 415-561-4260. You can view the auction items on line: Must bid in person.

*Killing My Lobster Patronizes the Arts - Debra Walker
When: August 28, 2009 - Friday
8 p.m.
Where: TJT (Traveling Jewish Theatre) 470 Florida Street (between 17th and Mariposa), San Francisco
What: Tribute to the artistically endowed. Sketches and shenanigans include an art therapy session at San San Quentin Prison, the Picasso of latte foam, an insightful exploration of how indie bands get their names. Original music from Olive Mitrand his house band. Debra Walker, candidate for Supervisor in District Six will make a special appearance. $20. general admission Purchase tickets over phone 415-558-7721

August 29, 2009 - Saturday

Health Care Town Hall Meeting - Congresswoman Jackie Speier
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
9 a.m. to Noon
Where: Burton Park, 900 Chestnut Street, San Carlos
What: Discuss health care with Congresswoman Jackie Speier

*Shipyard/Candlestick Point Bus Tour
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco Leaves Bayview Opera House at 10 a.m. and returns to Bayview Opera House at 4 p.m.
What: Arc Ecology, Urban Strategies and the Sierra Club are hosting a Bus Tour while discussing the new parklands proposed for the Lennar Shipyard Candlestick Point project. The parks on the tour will include the two examples called out by project advocates, and provide both real models of what is being proposed for the area and possible alternatives to the proposal. 50 seats available.
Information and reservations: Rachel Russell at Arc Ecology 415-643-1190.

*Bernal History Day
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. Anthony Immaculate Conception School, 299 Precita at Folsom, San Francisco
What: Bernal History Project, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are sponsoring oral history, musical entertainment and neighborhood history:
Music: Singer storyteller Nancy Schimmel.
Slideshow and talk by Terry Milne of BHP on "Activism and Open Spaces" looking at the history and establishment of our parks, open space and gardens.
Slideshow and talk by author and historian Peter Wiley "The Brothers and Sisters of Mullen Avenue", detailing family, social and political life on that street between 1968 and 1980
"The Living History Panel of Distinguished Old-Timers" moderated by Peter Wiley.
Jackie Jones and her musical saw and tap-dancing cat.
Following the program, Terry Milne of BHP will lead a History Walk of Precita Valley.
Program is free. Raffle to benefit the Bernal Heights Library Campaign and the Bernal History Project. Bring your photos and family stories to share. They have a digital scanner on hand to copy your pictures and letters.
Source: - Bernal Heights Examiner - Gariella West

Dog Days in the Park - Duboce Park
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Duboce Park, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco
What: Canine agility demonstrations by the SPCA, microchipping, one site dog licensing (proof of current rabies vaccination required), booths. Rover Rolette - where your dog can win prizes for performing tricks. Food and drinks and treats for dogs. Hosted by Duboce Dog and SFDOG.

Wake for Irish author Frank McCourt
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Bar and Grill, 1707 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Irish wake by his brother, bartender Michael McCourt. Open to the public.

*Jeff Kent
When: August 29, 2009 - Saturday
3 p.m.
Where: Walk of Fame, near Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
What: Jeff Kent will be added to the Giants Walk of Fame

August 30, 2009 - Sunday

*Your Voice of Truth - tell your health care story. It's the Truth
When: August 30, 2009, Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Where: The NABE, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Hosted by Volunteers of Organizing for America of SF - Letter writing party where they will share their health care stories and integrate them into letters to Senator Dianne Feinstein. Don't let those opposing reform take over the debate with misinformation and fear tactics.

*Woodland Avenue event for Kamala Harris, 2010 Candidate for California Attorney General
When: August 30, 2009 - Sunday
4 to 6 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: You are invited to meet Kamala Harris, candidate for California Attorney General.
Co-Hosts: Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks, Gimmy Park Li, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Jessica Sykes and Molley and Rich Lowry.
Patrons: Raj and Helen Desai, Robert Dockendorff, Ann Eliaser, Louise and James Frankel, Isabella Grant, Kay Kimpton and Judy Walker, Bette Landis, Frances Petrocelli, Dar and Olivia Singh, Carl Williams
Sponsors: Claudia Abernathy, Prof. Raymond Berard, Francess Covington, Margaret Culver, Robert Erickson, Conny Ford, Jacqueline Goosby, Terence Hallinan, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Pat Holt, Eileen Kivlehan, Nancy Larson, Meagan Levitan, Jeanmarie Maher, Sylvia McLaughlin, Eve Meyer, Nancy Olivera, Mary O'Riordan, Sharon Reardon, Shirley Reece, Linda Richardson, Norman Schlossberg, Michael Wong
Donor's Choice: $35. $50. $75, $100.
Information: Jane Morrison, 415-564-1482

September 1, 2009 - Tuesday

10th Congressional Primary Election

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 1, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting including ballot arguments and City Attorney and City Treasurer race.
Alan Dechert, founder and President of Open Voting Consortium will explain what it is, the problems it solves and how it can be implemented.

*The California Foundation - Back-to-School Summit
When: September 1, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where:San Francisco Christian Center Education Building, 5845 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Back to School Summit and 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Guest Speakers and Panelists:
  • Mayor Willie Brown, Jr.
  • Dr. Julia Hare,
  • Jack O'Connell, California Supertintendent of Public Instruction
  • Fiona Ma, California State Assemblymember
  • Dr. Tony Smith, Superintendent of Oakland Schools
  • Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook and Candidate for California Attorney General
  • Kim-Shree Maufas, President of the San Francisco Board of Education
  • Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
  • Cheryl Jennings, Moderator ABC7 News Anchor
Free parking, free admission. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited:

September 2, 2009 - Wednesday

*Health Care Reform Rally: Let's Get It Done!
When: September 2, 2009 - Wednesday
5 to 7 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Organizing for America, Health Care Access, labor, and other health care advocates are organizing a rally at City Hall in support of health care reform. We must demand public option.

*San Francisco For Democracy - Obama, Homelessness, Maine's Prop. 8 and SF Hotel Union Fight
When: September 2, 2009 - Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Schroeder's German Restaurant, 240 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Updates on Local 2 current projects, Paul Hogarth will discuss Maine's Prop. 8 battle in November and there will also be an update on the homelessness situation.

*Police Commission Meeting - Gordon J. Lau School
When: September 2, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m.
Where: Gordon J. Lau School at Washington and Stockton Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Police Commission Meeting.

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