Monday, September 3, 2012

San Francisco Political Events through Sept. 17th

September 4, 2012 - Tuesday

Rally to Save City College
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, San Francisco
What: Kick-off campaign to pass Prop A and Save Our City College.
Information: 415-562-7993

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.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Tom Nolan, Cheryl Brinkman, Leona Bridges, Malcolm Heinicke, Jerry Lee, Joel Ramos, Cristina Rubke

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: September 4, 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, Christina Olague, Scott Wiener

Entertainment Commission
When: September 4, 2012 - Tuesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners: John Newlin, Audrey Joseph , Glendon Hyde, Steven Lee, Al Perez, Bryant Tan 

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 :

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.
 Section  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 -  Wednesday 

Budget and Finance Committee
When: September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, John Avalos, Jane Kim

San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission
When: September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Charles Edwin Chase, Courtney Damkroger, Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda, Richard Johns, Andrew Wolfram

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

Chief's LGBT Forum
When: September 5, 2012 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Police Station Community Room, 461 6th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Chief's LGBT Forum meeting which is open to the public.  A voluntary Forum comprised of community leaders, organizers and volunteers who provide a liaison between the LGBT community and the Police Chief of the San Francisco Police Department
Members of the forum (per facebook): Scott Bray, Peggy Carey, Ken Craig, Rebecca Gardner, Ted Hyrons, David Morgan, Victor Rivera, Troy Sanders, Arnel Valley
SFPD liaison members: Chief Greg Suhr,  Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka, Lieutenant Una Bailey

September 6, 2012 - Thursday

San Francisco Planning Commission
When: September 6, 2012 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Rodney Fong, Cindy Wu, Michae J. Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rich Hillis, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: September 6, 2012 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Mark Farrell, David Campos

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:
12th AD Democratic Club, African American Democratic Club, Alice B.  Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Asian Pacific Democratic Club, City Democratic Club, Democratic Women's Forum, District 11 Democratic Club, District 2 Democratic Club, District 3 Democratic Club, District 6 Democratic Club, FDR Democratic Club for Seniors and People with Disabilities, Harvey Matthews Bayview Democratic Club, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Irish American Democratic Club, Latino Democratic Club, Noe Valley Deocratic Club, Potrero Hill Democratic Club, Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club, Richmond District Democratic Club, San Francisco Young Democrats, Sunset Community Democratic Club, Westside Chinese Democratic Club, Westside Democratic Club
Deep Blue Sponsors: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Laborers Local 261, San Francisco Firefighters Local 798
True Blue Sponsors: State Senator Mark Leno, Mary Jung
Bright Blue Sponsors: Kat Anderson, David Campos, Malia Cohen, Zoe Dunning, Tom Hsieh, Eric Mar, Scott Wiener
Clear Blue Sponsors: Rafael Mandelman
Baby Blue Sponsors: Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Kelly Dwyer, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Trevor McNeil, Leah Pimentel, Keith Baraka
 Party with Democratic 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.
Sponsorship: Zoe Dunning

September 7, 2012 

Steve Ngo - 36th Birthday - Ngoc Thi Pham Fund
When: September 7, 2012 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Eve Lounge, 575 Howard Street, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco City College Trustee Steve Ngo and Friends of Asian Women's Shelter to celebrate his 36th birthday.  Proceeds benefit the Ngoc Thi Pham Fund, an educational fund dedicated to survivors of violence at the shelter, established in memory of Steve's mom.  Enjoy happy hour specials.  

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

David Lee - Campaign Kick-Off
When: September 8, 2012 - Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Headquarters, 4050 Geary Blvd. San Francisco
What:  David Lee's Campaign Kick-Off for Supervisor in District One.

Matt Haney for School Board - Precinct Walking
When: September 8, 2012 - Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Patricia's Green Park Hayes Valley, San Francisco 
What: Precinct walk, door hangers for Matt Haney for School Board.

September 9, 2012 - Sunday

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Mark Farrell
When: September 9, 2012 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
What: Bagels and Chat with District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell.

Sunday Streets in Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square
When: September 9, 2012 - Sunday
11:00 am. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fillmore Street between Fulton and Geary, Fulton Street between Fillmore and Baker, Baker Street between McAllister and Grove, Grove Street between Broderick and Central, and Central Avenue between Grove and Fell Street

September 10, 2012 - Monday

Democratic Women's Forum - Candidates and Local Measures
When: September 10, 2012 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Candidates and Local Measures.  Moderator: Jeanmarie Maher

Women for Obama
When: September 10, 2012 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Whiskey Room, 921 Front Street, San Francisco
What: Join Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, Supervisor  Malia Cohen, Christine Pelosi, Marjan Philhour, Lorna and Wade Randlett, Bay Area Democrats, CA Democratic Party Women's Caucus.
Hosted by Cynthia Birmingham and Alanna Birmingham
Come network and sign up for volunteer opportunities to support President Obama and California Democrats up and down the ticket.
Suggested Contribution: Co-Host $2,500., Sponor $1,000. Supporter $500. Friend $100. Young Professional/Senior/Disabled: $50.
RSVP Eddie McCaffrey

September 11, 2012 - Tuesday

Ballot Measure Forum
When: September 11, 2012 - Tuesday
 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Multi-Purpose Room, San Francisco
What: Ballot Measure Forum co-sponsored by Alliance for a Better District 6, Community Housing Partnership, Papa John Pizza, Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco and affiliates, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and Tip Top Market.
Door prizes given away and light dinner provided to attendees.
Information: 415-820-1560

San Francisco Young Democrats - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 11, 2012 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco.
What: Endorsement meeting.  Candidates and supporters and opponents of the various ballot measured will speak. SF Young Democrats have already early endorsed Matt Haney for School Board and Chris Jackson for Community College.

September 12, 2012 - Wednesday

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association -District 5 Supervisor Candidates Debate
When: September 12, 2012 - Wednesday
6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Recreation Center, Duboce at Scott Streets, San Francisco
What: District 5 Supervisor Debate.

San Francisco for Democracy - General Membership Meeting, PAC Endorsement
When: September 12, 2012 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Police Station Community Room, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Discussion of candidates and propositions. Also included: a brief presentation by proponents and opponents of the 8 Washington Street development project. Members will be asked whether they wish to take a stand on this issue before it appears on the November, 2013 ballot.  

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Endorsement Meeting
When: September 12, 2012 - Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Where: St Philips Church, 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco. 
Where: Endorsement meeting for November election.  

November 13, 2012 - Thursday

Re-elect Tom Ammiano for Ad-17 Assembly
When: November 13, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Rebel, 1760 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
Co-Chairs: Joe Cotchett, Northern California Carpenters Regional  Council, Operating Engineers Local 3, SEIU Local 1000
Hosts: Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1575, Esperanza Macias Gwenn Craig, Esther Marks, UFCW Local 5
No Host Bar,  Hors Oeuvres
Donation: $35.  or $100. $250., $500, $1,000, $3,900.
Information: Esther Marks - 415-665-5417

BOMA SF and Plan C - Fundraiser for Mike Garcia - Candidate for Supervisor in District 7
When: September 13, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Transamerica Building, 600 Montgomery Street, 40th Floor, San Francisco.
What: Reception for Mike Garcia, candidate for Supervisor in District 7. Hosted by BOMA SF and Plan C.  
Light refreshments will be provided. 
Minimum Donation: $100.

Coalition on Homelessness - Art Auction 2012
When: September 13, 2012 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
What: Coalition on Homelessness.  Celebrating 25 years of uniting community to forge solutions for homelessness.  Live and silent auction. 
Purchase Tickets:
$25., $50. $75 per person.  Sliding scale
Complimentary food and drinks.
Raffle $2 per ticket to win fabulous prizes.

September 14, 2012 - Friday

Women for Avalos Fundraising Party
When: September 14, 2012 - Friday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Noble, 600 Polk Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Supervisor John Avalos

September 15, 2012 - Saturday

Mission Playground Reopening Ceremony
When: September 15, 2012 - Saturday
10:30 a.m.
Where: Valencia Street near 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Reopening of Mission Playground with Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, the City Fields Foundation, neighbors and park advocates for the grand reopening ceremony.  music,, food trucks, outdoor picnic and fun games for children and families

Ocean Avenue Arts and Cultural Festival
When: September 15, 2012 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ocean Avenue from Plymouth to Victoria Streets, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the OMI community with vendors, arts and crafts, booths, community services, food trucks, music and kid-centric activities.

Anna Conda's 45th Birthday Party and Fundraiser
When: September 15, 2012 - Saturday
9:00 p.m.
Where: EdgeSF, 4149 18th Street, San Francisco
What: Birthday Party celebrating Anna Conda's 45th Birthday.  Drag stars, politicos, promoters, dancers.  Funds go to the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.  Music by DJ Dirty Knees and Jon Ginoli.  Drag Show  hosted  by Mutha Chucka at 10:00 p.m.
Performances by: Felicia Flames, Miss Prick, Andra Jean, Diana Sauce, Anna Warhola!!

September 16, 2012 - Sunday

Re-Election David Chiu - Official Fall Campaign Kickoff Mobilization
When: September 16, 2012 - Sunday
Where: Washington Square Park, 700 Union Street, San Francisco
What: David Chiu's Re-Election Official Fall Campaign Kickoff Mobilization.

September 17, 2012 - Monday

Sushi for Avalos
When: September 17, 2012 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where: Live Sushi, 4808 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Neighborhood fundraiser/meet and greet with Supervisor Avalos

District 3 Democratic Club - D3 Mixer
When: September 17, 2012 - Monday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Amante, 570 Green Street, San Francisco
What: D3 Mixer.  Join D3 members, neighbors, friends and community leaders at a casual social  -  cocktails, hors d'oeveres, raffle prizes including a lunch with Supervisor David Chiu, Giants tickets.  Attendees will automatically receive one raffle ticket when they join, renew or bring a new member.  Event is free and open to the public.

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