Thursday, August 27, 2009

Local 1021 - Don't Turn Back the Clock!

I was honored to attend and participate in a panel for Local 1021 "Don't Turn Back the Clock!".

SEIU has launched a campaign to restore pay cuts to union members that are being "de-skilled" into another classification at a lower pay. This is happening even though San Francisco voted for Prop. H in November 1986 which supported the principle of Comparable Worth.

As President of the National Women's Political Caucus we fought along with SEIU for Comparable Worth including hearings in front of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors which eventually ended in the passage by San Francisco of Prop. H .

SEIU will be speaking out and standing up for their members, asking the Health Department and Mayor Gavin Newsom to rescind their action against Clerical and CNA classes (classes which were part of Prop H).

Information: SEIU 1021: Ruben Garcia

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.

September 4, 2009 - Friday

*San Francisco Labor Council - Speaker Nancy Pelosi
When: September 4, 2009 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Pre-Labor Day Breakfast with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tickets are $100.
RSVP: Emily Nelson

September 6, 2009 - Sunday

*Sunday Streets - Great Highway
When: September 6, 2009 - Sunday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway, JFK Drive (GG Park), Upper Great Highway, SF

September 7, 2009 - Monday

*Labor Day Rally and March for Fair Contract
When: September 7, 2009 - Monday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, Market and Embarcadero Street, San Francisco
What: Unite here! Local 2.
Information: Rev. Israel Alvaran

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