Monday, August 20, 2012

San Francisco Political Events through Sept. 5th

 Picture taken on Haight Street

August 20, 2012 - Monday

46th Anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria Riot - March and Celebration
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
5:00 p.m.
Where:   City Hall  - Polk Street, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco
What: Join in celebrating the legacy of LGBTQ homeless youth in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.  Meet at City Hall on the Polk Street side at 5:00 p.m. to march or join at Turk and Taylor at 5:30 p.m. Confirmed speakers include Felicia Flames, Pastor Megan Rohrer, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Mason Davis. 
The Compton's Cafeteria Riot was spurred by a group of transgender women and the  Vanguard  youth.  The contemporary group of LGBTQ homeless youth known as Otro Vanguard will participate in this event with some of the heroes of the movement.

Eric Mar's 50th Birthday Party
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. - phone bank
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Birthday Party
Where: Headquarters, 5812 Geary Blvd. @ 22nd Avenue, San Francisco
What: Help celebrate Eric Mar's 50th Birthday.  Requested donation: $50 or come to campaign HQ and make 50 calls.  After the phone bank people will be headed to Trad'r Sams right next to the HQ at 6150 Geary  Blvd. for birthday drinks.

San Francisco Arts Town Hall 2012
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  - followed by reception. 
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lam Research Theater, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Arts Town Hall 2012.  Opportunity for the arts community to inform candidates  for office in San Francisco about the impact that the arts has on our local culture, schools, economy.  Provides a chance for candidates to show a wide range of arts community members that they value the contributions made by the arts community. 
Information - Register:

San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters - Happy Hour
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Grab a cold one with other drinking progressives and find out what is happening in current events and the upcoming November election.

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Summer Social
When: August 20, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Firehouse #8, 1648 Pacific, San Francisco
What: Middle Polk Neighborhood Association's Summer Social.  Celebrate summer! Food will be available and beverages will be provided. 

August 21, 2012 - Tuesday

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Leona Bridges, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

Commonwealth Club  - Bayard Rustin
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
What: The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, City Lights Booksellers and Atlas Leadership Strategies are co-sponsoring an evening with Michael Long, author of "I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters". 100th Anniversary of Bayard Rustin's Birthday and  the 49th Anniversary of the March  on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28).  Moderated by Andrea Shorter.

5 Fulton Limited: Community Input Meeting
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is considering the creation of a 5 Fulton Limited line to ease crowding and improve transit times during peak hours.  Supervisor Eric Mar has called for a community meeting to give constituents a chance to learn and inform the proposed changes.

Democratic Road to Charlotte
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Support the SF Democratic Unity Delegation at the Democratic Nation Convention on September 3-6, Charlotte, North Carolina.  Benefit for raising travel fund for the delegation.
$20. General, $50. VIP, $100.
Sponsors: District 6 Democratic Club, UFCW5 and others.
Information and tickets online: 

Thea Selby - Fundraiser for Thea Selby
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vinyl Coffee and Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Thea Selby, candidate for  Supervisor in District 5.
Information and tickets:

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - Sit /Lie Update
When: August 21, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Update on Site/Lie. Peter Gallotta, Jessica Cassella, Leah Fraimow-Wong, Jamie Querubin will give brief presentation of "Implementation, enforcement and Impact: San Francisco's Sit/Lie Ordinance One Year Later".

August 22, 2012 - Wednesday

Commission on the Status of Woman
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners: Julie Soo, Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Alicia Gamez, Kay Gulbengay, Rebecca Prowda, Andrew Shorter, Stephanie Simmons

Police Commission
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Jo Elias-Jackson Retirement of Debt Fundraiser with Supervisor Malia Cohen.
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.'Wher: The Monte Carlo, 2705 Yosemite Avenue, San Francisco
What: Retirement  DCCC debt Fundraiser for Jo Elias-Jackson co-sponsored with Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Please consider making paymet via paypal to 

San Francisco Transit Riders Union - Geary Bus Rapid Transit Forum
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Avenue, San Francisco (10th Ave. entrance)
What: Forum discussing Bus Rapid Transit on  Geary Blvd.  SFCTA and SFMTA officials will present their proposed Geary Transit project.  SFTRU will present their findings of their survey that was conducted with riders on Geary Blvd. 

Rec and Park Department: Larsen Playground
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Wawona Clubhouse, 901 Wawona Street at 20th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Second community meeting to discuss the renovation of Larsen Playground.
Information: Melinda Stockmann

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Celebrate Summer Bash
When: August 22, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Joe's 24th Street Cafe, 3853 24th Street, San Francisco
What:  Noe Valley Democratic Club's Ninth annual Summer fundraiser.  Political eminences will be there, among them Bevan Dufty, Rachel Norton, Dennis Herrera and David Campos.  There will be auction items.  Come and share a cup of cheer and toast the Club, distinguished guests and Joe, a Noe Valley Institution for 25 years.
Information: Molly Fleischman

August 23, 2012 - Thursday

Fundraiser to give Sheriff Arpaio the boot
When: August 23, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Language and Vocational School, 2929 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Come support Paul Penzone, the Democratic candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff this November.  DA George Gascon, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Supervisor David Campos and many others are hosting an event to help Paul Penzone beat Sheriff Arpaio and put an end to the racist tactics of the sheriff facing civil enforcement action by the Justice Department for his aggressive discrimination against Latinos.
Tickets: Guest $100., $250. Sponsor, Co-Host $430.
RSVP: Steve Fishman

August 25, 2012 - Saturday

San Francisco FDR Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 25, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 a.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Candidates for Supervisor Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.  The Board of Education and The City College Board of Trustees will speak and answer questions.  This is an open meeting, where you can feel free to attend all or part of the meeting.

August 26, 2012 - Sunday

Chinatown Sunday Streets
When: August 26, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 a.m.
Where: Grant Street from Bush to Broadway, Jackson Street from Grant to Embarcadero

Brunch with Senator Dianne Feinstein
When: August 26, 2012 - Sunday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser Brunch for the Re-Election of Senator Dianne Feinstein Co-Hosted by State Senator Mark Leno, State Senator Leland Yee and Assemblymember Fiona Ma., Gimmy Park Li, Joan Simmons, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Chuck Chan, John Casserly, Richard and Shirley Hansen
Patrons: Arthur R. Albrecht, Alvin H. Baum Jr., Bill Barnaby and Paul Nettelmann, Robert Erickson, Carol and John Field, Dick Grosboll, Joseph P. Grubb, Mardi Kildebeck, Bette Wallace Landis, Darshan and Olivia Singh, Steven and Michelle Stapp, Carl and Jayne Williams, Betty Yee
Sponsors: Ernest Chuck Ayala, Terry Baransy, Robin Brasso, Sue and Rod Bushnell, Robert and Rebecca Cherny, Robert J. Costello, Francee Covington, Hazel O. Davis, Rev. Jim DeLange, Margaret Hauben, Richard Dennes and Louise Hammond, Sharon Gadberry, Richard and Shirley Hansen, Bob Isaacson, Dennis and Nancy Kennedy, Edward O. Loehrer, Leslie Luttgens, Lawrence B. Martin, Zoanne Nordstrom, Mary O' Riordan, Paul Page, Shirley Reece, Carol Potter Peckham, Norman Schlossberg, Suzanne G. Seton, Michael Wong
Donation:  $35., $45, $55.
Information: Jane Morrison 415-564-1482

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Phil Ting
When: August 26, 2012 - Sunday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Moncada Way, San Francisco
What: Meet-and-Greet with RWJDC endorsed Assembly Candidate Phil Ting.
Hosted by Debbie and Michael Sweet and Jason Porth.

August 27, 2012 - Monday

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 27, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting.

August 30, 2012 - Thursday

Richmond District Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: August 30, 2012 - Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond District Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Hearing from and voting on endorsements for supervisor, the local and statewide ballot measures.  

August 31, 2012 - Friday

San Francisco Labor Council - Annual pre-Labor Day Breakfast
When: August 31, 2012 - Friday
8:00 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Labor Council Annual pre-Labor Day Breakfast.  Address by Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary Treasurer, California Labor Federation.  Work Campaign Updates.
 Tickets : $50.
Checks can be made out to the SF Labor Council and sent to 1188 Franklin Street, Suite 203, San Francisco 94109
RSVP Emily Nelson

Overdose Awareness Day Celebration of Life and Memorial March
When: August 31, 2012 - Friday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Starting at San  Francisco Drug Users' Union, 149 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: March through the streets of San Francisco to celebrate survival, remember those we love and have lost to overdose and to raise awareness.  Starts at 11:30 a.m. and end the march at City Hall where a temporary alter/memorial will be erected. 

September 3, 2012 - 

Labor Day 

September 4, 2012 - Tuesday

Phil Ting - Reception with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 44 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: Reception for Phil Ting, California State Assembly Candidate 19th Assembly District with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Lisa Feldstein, Kayne Doumani, Jane Morrison, Anna Conda, Gabriel Haaland, Hene Kelly, Rafael Mandelman, Hene Kelly, Rafael Mandelman, Paul Melbostad, David Onek, Leah Pimentel, Debra Walker
Suggested Contribution: $50., $100. $250., $500.
 Donation :
Information: Alex Einhorn

September 5, 2012 - Wedensday

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Endorsement meeting
When: September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Center, 3200 California, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for November election

San Franciscans for Responsible Growth - Supervisor Candidates
When: September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What: General Membership meeting to meet the Supervisorial Candidates for the November 6th, 2012 election. Food, refreshments.
RSVP 415-648-1200

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