Monday, January 9, 2012

"We are going to win" - Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

John Burton -  California State Chair of the Democratic Party

 Community meeting held at Delancey Street, San Francisco

 Jane Morrison, Sharon Johnson, Sarah Wilcox, me - Linda Post

 Onward to victory

 Congresswoman Pelosi having her picture taken with San Francisco Boys Chorus before they perform "America the Beautiful"
On January 7, 2012 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi held her annual Happy New Year's Community meeting at Delancey Street.  Jammed packed room of loyal friends - heard encouraging words "we are going to win". Yes!!!!

 Revision 3:
adding Reception for Supervisor Christin Olague - Janaury 13th

January 9, 2012 - Monday

Land Use and Economic Development Committee
When: January 9, 2012 - Monday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Youth Commission
When: January 9, 2012 - Monday
5:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 278, San Francisco

Redistricting Task Force
When: January 9, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, 650 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco
Task Force: Eric McDonnell, Jenny Lam, Mike Alonso, Myong Leigh, Sonia Melara, Marily Mondejar, David Pilpel, Mark Schreiber, Melissa Tidwell

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club  - 2012 Board Elections 
When: January 9, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: 2012 Board Elections. There is no scheduled program for the meeting.
Nominations committee proposes the following people:
Co-Chairs Reese Aaron Isbell and Martha Knutzen
Treasurer: Juan Cerda
Secretary: Curt Robinson
Parliamentarian: Owen Stephens
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Bentrish Satarzadeh
Finance: Lou Fisher and Jack Song (co-chairs)
Brian Leubitz, Greg Flores, Michael Monagle
PAC: Kelton Finney and Ron Flynn (Co-Chairs)
Andrea Shorter, Ken Cleaveland, David Augustine
Events: Ann Telthorst and Jason Chan (Co-Chairs)
Francis Tsang, Julian Chang,
Media: Owen Stephens and Shane Mayer (Co-Chairs)
Zoe Dunning and Mark Dunlop (Co-Chairs)
Myong  Leigh
Christopher Vazquez and Charles Sheehan (Co-Chairs)
Field: Adam Taylor and Amy Moore (Co-Chairs)
Mark Murphy, Coma Te, Joshua Abeyta
Policy: Bob Dockendorff and Cecilia Chung (Co-Chairs
Lisa Williams
Emeritus Board:
Jim Maloney, Kirk Oatman, Jim Illig, Dean Goodwin, Dennis Edelman, Fran Kipnis, Anna Damiani, Andrew Bryant, Jerry Fuller, Dan Bernal, Carole Cullum, Paul Hogan, John Newsome, Tom Runge, Michael Costa, Matthew Rothschild, Nathan Purkiss, Theresa Sparks, Susan Christian, Rebecca Prozan, Julius Turman

January 10, 2012 - Tuesday

New Hampshire Primary

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: January 10, 2012 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall,  Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Scott Wiener, Christina  Olague

Entertainment Commission
When: January 10, 2012 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: John Newlin, Audrey Joseph, Glendon Hyde, Neal Cavelini, Al Perez

January 11, 2012 - Wednesday

San Francisco Police Commission
When: January 11, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

San Francisco Young Democrats
When: January 11, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Elections to E Board
President: Alex Mitra
IVP - Sarah Singer
EVP - Walt Donner
Chris Gembinski - Secretary

January 12, 2012 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: January 12, 2012 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, City Hall, San Francisco
Supervisors: David Campos, Mark Farrell, David Chiu

Planning Commission
When: January 12, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Ron Miguel, Michael J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya (who replaces Christina Olague?)

Southeast Community Facility Commission
When: January 12, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alex Pitcher Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Information regarding new Community Youth Center-Bayview Branch.
Department of Health - Meet Barbara A. Garcia, MPA, Director of Health - San Francisco Department of Public Health
Commissioners: Willie Kennedy - President, Brigett R. LeBlance, Theo Ellington, Bobbie Brown, Karen A. Chung, Armina Brown, Al Norman

January 13, 2012 - Friday

San Francisco Department on the Status of Women - Open House
When: January 13, 2012 - Friday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 25 Van Ness, Suite 240, San Francisco
What: Open House.  Featuring the U.S. National Committee for UN Women Board of Directors
Optional no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant following.  UN Women was formed in March 2010 to be the leading policy agency for women's issues at the United Nations.  The U.S. National Committee supports the work of UN Women and is composed of women leaders from across  the country who served on the Board of Directors
RSVP Stacey Hoang

African American Democratic Club - Reception for Supervisor Christina Olague.
When: January 13, 2012 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: African American Democratic Club invite you to meet the newly appointed supervisor for District Five - Christina Olague.

January 14, 2012 - Saturday

Distriyt 11 Council Meeting
When: January 14, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Where: Ingleside Police Station Community Room (Sgt. John V. Young Lane/San Jose Avenue, San Francisco
What: Nominations are open for D11 Council Officers.
Guest: Karen Mauney-Brodeck, Deputy Director of Park Planning.  Discussion of possible Parks Bond on the 2012 Bond.
Coffee and donuts will be served.

Chinese New Year Flower Fair 2012
When: January 14, 2012 - Saturday - 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
             January 15, 2012 - Sunday  - 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway - Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton

- CancelledDemocratic Women's Forum - A Political Potpourri
- CancelledWhen: January 14, 2012 - Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
-CancelledWhere: The Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom Street, San Francisco
-cancelledWhat: A Political Potpourri.  A round-table discussion with experts on:
1.  Election roundup - John Burton invited
2.  Employment Laws Affecting Women - Angela Alioto, Attorney, Employment and Federal Law
3.  Seniors Surviving today's Economy - Vera Haile, Senior Rights Activist
4.  How to Work a Room - Margel Kaufman - Realtor, Coldwell Banker
5.  Meeting  the needs of today's Troops and their families - Amy Fairweather, Director of Policy, Swords to Plowshares
6.  Death Penalty - Marianne D. Bachers, award winning Death Penalty Litigator
$20. per person includes lunch and handouts
Checks payable to DWF, Mail, Sue Bushnell, 301 Bryant Street, #503, San Francisco, Ca. 94107

(time change) Occupy SF Housing - Run on  the Banks! - Mission District
When: January 14, 2012 - Saturday
(Changed) Noon to  2:00 p.m. (changed from Noon to 3:00 p.m.)
Where: 16th and Mission, San Francisco
What: Join Occupy SF Housing at noon to protest evictions of renters for condo conversions.

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints at San Francisco
When: January 14, 2012 - Saturday
1:30 p.m.
Where: Candlestick Park, San Francisco

January 15, 2012 - Sunday

Vietnamese New Year Festival
Where: Larkin and Eddy, San Francisco
When: 11:00 a.m.

African American Democratic Club
When: January 15, 2012 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 762 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: General membership meeting.

January 16, 2012 - Monday

 2nd Annual Martin Lurther King National Day of Service
When: January 16, 2012 - Monday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m - breakfast followed by rally.  Coffee, bagels, donuts, fruit, yogurt will be served courtesy ofMo Magic.
1:00 p.m. Barbecue for volunteers
Where: Starting at African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What:  Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the holiday recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  African American Art and Culture Complex is partnering with Organizing for America, Mo Magic, San Francisco Mayor's Office, Rec and Park, DPW, SFMTA and Citizen Hope to host a rally and a one-day volunteer initiative throughout San Francisco.  
After breakfast and rally people will be dispatched throughout the City for various volunteer opportunities.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - David Chiu
When: January 16, 2012 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: It's A Grind, 1800 Polk @ Washington, San Francisco
What: Featured speaker will be David Chiu, District 3 Supervisor and President of the Board of Supervisors.  David will talk about the District and our Neighborhood.  There will be time for questions and answers.

January 17, 2012 - Tuesday

Debate the Future of San Francisco Elections
When: January 17, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Debate the future of San Francisco Elections including the topic of Rank-Choice Voting.
Moderated by University of San Francisco Professor Corey Cook with Supervisor Sean Elsberndand RCV consultant Steven Hill.
$20. - non-members, $10. members

January 18, 2012 - Wednesday

Progressing Together 2012 Bay Area
When: January 18, 2012 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Press Club San Francisco, Wine Bar, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
What: Join the California Young Democrats Black Caucus for the Bay Area leg of our Progressing Together 2012 Tour.  Hosted by San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, The Black Young Democrats of San Francisco and the East Pay Black Young Democrats.  They will toast the victories of 2011 and get fired up, mobilized and unified for 2011!

Noe Valley Democratic Club - "Money and Influence in Politics"
When: January 18, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: Panel Discussion "Money and Influence in Politics"
Kevin Heneghan - lawyer from Hanson Bridgett LLC will discuss the ethical issues  of the topic.  
Alex Clemens - Barbary Coast Consulting
Marjan Philhour - worked in politics and governments for over 20 years, founded The California Group in 2009.
Information: Molly Fleischman - Vice-President

January 19, 2012 - Thursday

NOPA - North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association
When: January 19, 2012 - Thursday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Oasis Cafe, McAllister and Divisadero, San Francisco
What: General Meeting

January 21, 2012 - Saturday

South Carolina Primary

Redistricting Task Force
When: January 21, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m.
Where: Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Redistricting Task Force - Special Meeting

San Francisco 4 Democracy - Annual Members and Friends Party
When: January 21, 2011 - Saturday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: RSVP Peter Wong for address
What: Members and friends of San Francisco for Democracy are invited to a membership and friends party. Special guests to discuss currents events, food, drink and companionship of like-minded individuals.
Guests include:
Norman Soloman - running for Congress in CD2
State Senator Mark Leno
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.
Although membership is not a requirement to attend, you will have an opportunity to join at the door.  Annual membership dues are $25., but will be waived for those with a financial hardship.
Information  and RSVP: Peter Wong 

(moved to February 2nd)San Francisco 4 Democracy - General Meeting/PAC
(moved to February 2nd)When: January 21, 2012 - Saturday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(moved to February 2nd)Where: Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: General Meeting PAC Early Endorsement Meeting
Members will be able to cast ballots to Early Endorse the following individuals:
State Senator Mark Leno (SD3)
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (AD13)
Congressional Candidate Normon Solomon (CA-02)
Agenda Item:
A panel of Occupy SF Leaders that will discuss the current situation and future plans of the movement.
Public is welcome to attend.

January 22, 2012 - Sunday

Michael Goldstein - Celebration
When: January 22, 2012 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: SEIU 1021 Headquarters, 350 Rhode Island (entrance at 17th and Kansas) San Francisco
What: Special  celebration  of the life of Michael Goldstein co-sponsored by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and SF Pride at Work.  Come hear from Michael's friends and colleagues, share stories over food and refreshments, and enjoy the community that Michael contributed so much to.

California Democratic Party - Pre-Convention Meeting - includes San Francisco
When: January 22, 2012 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Transport Workers Union Local 505, 1521 Rolins Road, Burlingame, Ca. 94010
What: Pre-Convention meeting which includes San Francisco.  New redistricting lines are being used.
Information: Brian Leubitz -

January 24, 2012 - Tuesday

State of the Union Address

State of the Union Watch Party
When: January 24, 2012 - Tuesday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Buck Tavern, 1655 Market, San Francisco
What: Annual State of the Union Watch Party.  President's speech starts at 6:00 p.m.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Election of 2012 Board Members
When: January 24, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Election of 2012 Board Members.

January 25, 2012 - Wednesday

Bacharach Birthday Bash!
When: January 25, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Noble Bar, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Join in celebrating Amy Bacharach's birthday and campaign to become the next San Francisco Community College Board Trustee.
Suggested Donation: $100, $50, $25 Donor's choice!  Any donation are welcome, no one will be turned away

San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth - Ed Lee, George Gascon
When: January 25, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate a unique Victory for Mayor Ed Lee and District  Attorney  George Gascon.
Meet many of the City Supervisors and other City Officials.  Introductory remarks by CRS President:Rodrigo Santos.  Food/Refreshments, Music
RSVP 415-648-1200

January 26, 2012 - Thursday

San Francisco Redistricting Task Force
When: January 26, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alex Pitcher Jr. Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Attend and learn about how District 10 will be redrawn.  Come learn and get involved, get active and get engaged.
Source: Facebook calendar

January 31, 2012 - Tuesday

Florida Primary

A Madcap Romp Through San Francisco Political History - Paul Rosenberg
When: January 31, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Philip's Church 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco
What: "A Madcap Romp Through San Francisco Political History" - Guest Speaker: Paul Rosenberg
Perfect place to meet and mingle with other San Francisco history lovers, as well as to explore our city's enchanting history in depth.  
$5. non-members 

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