Sunday, August 26, 2012

San Francisco Political Events through Sept 8th.

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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.

SFMTA - Pilot Program community meeting regarding Muni and Taxi only lanes along three blocks of Church Street
When: August 27, 2012 - Monday 
 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gazebo Room, CPMC Davies Campus, 45 Castro Street, San  Francisco
What: SFMTA Community meeting to hear about  input on a proposed pilot project to test Muni and Taxi only Lanes along three blocks of Church Street between 16th Street and Duboce Avenue.
Please note: on flyer it says this meeting is for information sharing only.  A formal hearing on the proposed pilot project will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday August 31st in room 416 at City Hall. (I could not find information about this meeting on line?).

Westside Democratic Club - Monthly Meeting
 When: August 27, 2012 - Monday 
7:00 p.m.
Where: Taraval SFPD Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Discussion on endorsement process for the upcoming November elections along with discussion on the mission and direction of the Club.

August 28, 2012 - Tuesday

San Francisco School Board Meeting
When: August 28, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, San Francisco
Members: Norman Yee, Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Kim-Shree Maufas, Hydra B. Mendoza, Emily Murase, Jill Wynns

Potrero Boosters Meeting
When: August 28, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Frrancisco
What: Brief debate and  probably an endorsement vote on Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond - Proposition B on November ballot.  
Hear from new owner/developer of 896 DeHaro Street.
Introduction  to  the proposed project for 16th and and 7th Streets - a Kaiser Permanente outpatient clinic, with 200 residential units on the 17th Street side of the lot.
Door prize drawing from Good Life Grocery at the end of the meeting.  
Open to the public.

August 29, 2012 - Wednesday

Police Commission Meeting 
When: August 29, 2012 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Gorodon J. Lau Elementary School, Helen S. Chin Community Room, 950 Clay Street, San Francisco
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra DeJesus, L. Julius M. Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, Suzy Loftus

Rachel Norton Birthday  Fundraiser
When: August 29, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Valley Tavern, 4054 24th Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Rachel Norton - candidate for re-election to School Board this November.
Suggested ticket prices:
Friend: $46. (Rachel's birthday year!)
Supporter: $86 - percent of SFUSD 8th  graders  taking Algebra!
Volunteer - $131. - number of schools in SFUSD.
Champion- $204. - number of National Board Certified Teachers in SFUSD - second highest in the State of California
Information and Donation:

August 30, 2012 - Thursday

SFWPC Happy Hour with Mary Jung
When: August 30, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Noble, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: SFWPC's August Happy Hour with newly elected DCCC Chair Mary Jung who will be there to share her experience as a woman in politics in San Francisco.
This is the last qualifying event to vote for endorsement for the November election. Membership vote  will be held Thursday, September 13th at Noble.

Joe Butler - Campaign  Kick-off Party
When: August 30, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: South End Rowing Club, 500 Jefferson at Hyde Street, San Francisco
What: Campaign Kick-Off for Joe Butler - candidate for supervisor in District 3.  Mal Sharpe, Ned Boynton and  company will play.  Dinner, music,   no-host bar featuring Muddy Puddle Brewery craft brews and Anchor Steam beers.  Silent auction of the works of local artists.
Source: facebook

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.  

Irish American Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: August 30, 2012 - Thursday
7:30 p.m. 
Where: Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore, San Francisco
What: Endorsement meeting for supervisors, school board and City College as well as state and local propositions.

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

2012 Democratic National Convention  - North Carolina
When: September 4th through 6th, 2012
Where:    North Carolina
What: September 4th and 5th will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena,  President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice-President on Thursday, September 6th at Bank of America Stadium.

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 withAssemblymember 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 Walker

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Ballot measure endorsement meeting
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro, San Francisco
What: Ballot measure endorsement meeting.  State and local ballot measures, speakers pro and con.

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club District 7 Debate
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 518 Valencia, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Supervisorial Debate for District 7 Candidates.  Written questions from the audience. Moderated by Ben MCoy (transgender performer, artist , and social commentator) and Marke Bieschke (Managing Editor of the Bay Guardian and nightlife guru).
This is the 3rd qualifying P.A.C. meeting for 2012.  You must be a member in good-standing who attends at least two qualifying P.A.C. meetings in order to vote in the P.A.C. endorsement.
Candidates who have RSVPed include Andrew Bley, F.X. Crowley, Joel Engardio, Lynn Gavin, Julian Lagos and Norman Yee.
Debate will be in four sections:
Opening statements.
Round of questions prepared by the Milk Club Board
Section 3 will include written questions from the audience.
Seciton 4 will be closing statement, time permitting.  The  candidates will be given 90 seconds to respond to each question and for opening and closing statements.
There will also be an election to vote for Laura Thomas as the new P.A.C. Chair.  There will also be a vote on a resolution in support of the Bernal Heights Library Mural.

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

September 6, 2012 - Thursday

POWER - Quinceanera Luchadora Fighting Fifteen
When: September 6, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. - Reception with food and drinks
7:00 p.m. - Dance performance and Program
8:40 p.m. - Dessert, drinks and dancing.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate 15 years of organizing, activating leaders and strengthening the movement for racial, economic and ecological justice.
Keynote Speaker: Robin D. G. Kelley, author of "Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination"
Electrifying Live Dance Performance
Master of Ceremonies Robbie Clark
POWER members sharing their  stories
Host Committee: Bob Allen , John Avalos, Cedric Brown, Nora Calderon, David Campos, Sheila Chung Hagen, Regina Douglas, Gloria Esteva, Manuela Esteva, Natalia Favi Garcia, Angelique Gonzales, Gabriel Haaland, Jane Kim, Ted Kuster, Ntanya Lee, Teresa Molina, E. Patricia Murillo, Luke Newton, Christina Olague, Al-Jen Poo, Trilce Santana, Makani Themba, Alex Tom Mario Yedida, Steve Williams
Board of Directors: Jan Adams, Nora Calderon, Gloria Esteva, Manuela Esteva, Michelle Foy, Alicia Garza, Ntanya Lee, Ed Willard
Tickets: $50.-$75. Sliding scale.  
Information/Tickets: (link not working for me?). or 415-864-8372 x 304

San Francisco Democratic Party - Democratic Convention Watch Party
When: September 6, 2012 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 261 Laborers Union Hall, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Democratic Party Co-Hosted with 12th AD Democratic Club, Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, Asian Pacific Democratic Club, Democratic Women in Action, District 3 Democratic Club, District 6 Democratic Club, Democratic Women's Forum, Irish American Democratic Club, Potrero Hill Democratic Club, Richmond District Democratic Club, Westside Democratic Club, Westside Chinese Democratic Club invite you to a party with Democrats Leaders and activists while they watch President Obama's acceptance speech for U.S. President.
General Admission: $25.
Club Member price: $20.
Sponsor Level: $100., $250., $500., $1,500., $2,500., $5,000.
RSVP: Leal Pimentel
Sponsorship: Zoe Dunning

September 8, 2012 - Saturday

District 11 Council and the District 11 Democratic Club Candidate Forum
When: September 8, 2012 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Ingleside Police Station, Sgt. John V Young Lane, San Francisco
What: Candidate Forum co-hosted by District 11 Council and the District 11 Democratic Club.
Featuring Supervisor John Avalos - candidate for Supervisor in District 11.
Candidates for the Board of Education
District 7 and 9 Bart Board
Community College Board.
Light refreshments will be served.
District 11 Council is comprised of 14 neighborhood groups: Cayuga Improvement Association, District 11 Democratic Cluub, Excelsior Action  Group,  Excelsior Community Center, Excelsior District Improvement Association, Friends and Advocates of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior/FACE, Friends and Neighbors of Merced Heights, Friends of the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, Mission YMCA, New Mission Terrace Improvement Association, OMI-CAO/Community Action Organization, OMI-Family Resource Center, OMI Neighbors in Action, Outer Mission Merchants and Residents Association.
Information: Mary Harris
An endorsement meeting of the District 11 Democratic Club takes place immediately after the forum.  
Information regarding D11 Democratic Club - Brigitte Davila 

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