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Yes on Prop F Kickoff

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Sat, 9/20/14 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3rd Anniversary Occupy SF Mass Convergence @ Chelsey Manning Plaza Market & Embarcadero

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Mon, 9/22/14 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Occupy SF Forum

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Tue, 9/23/14 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Internat'l Day of Action for Palestine Rally-UC Berkeley

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Wed, 9/24/14 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Stop Privatization of US Post Office

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November 2014 endorsements

These are the endorsements we've made so far for the November election.  We'll add longer details and explanations of the reasoning behind our endorsements in the coming weeks.

 

Local Props:

NO on A - transit bond with very little oversight

YES on B - set aside money from the General Fund to fund the MTA, increasing with population growth

YES on C - property tax to pay for more public pre-K education and other programs to benefit kids

YES on D - allow former Redevelopment Agency employees into the Retiree Health Care system

no consensus on E - Soda tax; we were split on this, so we'll present the arguments made by Greens on both sides of the debate

YES on F - raise height limits for development on Pier 70

YES on G - anti-speculation real estate transfer tax

YES on H - keep Golden Gate Park natural grass, no stadium lighting by the beach

NO on I  - stop nighttime lighting and fake turf on our parks; let voters decide

YES on J - minimum wage increase

NO on K - nonbinding statement that supports building less affordable housing than current policy

NO on L -  "transportation balance" proposal

 

Local Candidates:

SF Board of Supervisors, D2 - Juan-Antonio Carballo (sole endorsement)

SF Board of Supervisors, D4 - no endorsement

SF Board of Supervisors, D6 - no endorsement

SF Board of Supervisors, D8 - no endorsement

SF Board of Supervisors, D10 - Tony Kelly (sole endorsement)

SF Community College Board, 2-year seat - William Walker

SF Community College Board, 4-year seats - Wendy Aragon and Brigitte Davila

State Assembly, AD 17 - David Campos

Superior Court Judge, Seat 20 - Daniel Flores

Public Defender - Jeff Adachi

SF Board of Education - no endorsement

BART Board, D8 - no endorsement

 

State Props

NO on 43 - anti-environmental water bond

NO on 44 - rainy day fund, when we should be stimulating the local economy

YES on 45 - limits on health insurance rate increases

NO on 46 - we support raising the malpractice award cap, but strongly oppose random drug testing

YES on 47 - changing some nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors

no consensus on 48 - casino referendum; we were split on this, so we'll present the arguments made by Greens on both sides of the debate

YES on 49 - statement opposing unlimited corporate bribes (this was pulled from the ballot, so we won't get to vote on it, but we'll still express our opposition to corporate-owned politicians)

June 2014 Endorsements

 

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the June 2014 election.  We are mailing the postcard below to all our members, so if you can donate to this effort please click the "Donate" link to the left.

 

 

Our complete Green Voter Guide is now posted with longer explanations for each endorsement; see below.

 

SF:

  • No on A, a $400 million local bond measure that claims to fund fire and police stations, but is not actually required to
  • Yes on B, the right to vote on Waterfront development that exceeds the current height limits.
  • Congress, D12 - Barry Hermanson (website)
  • State Assembly, D17 - David Campos (website)
  • Superior Court Judge, Office 20 - Daniel Flores (website)

Statewide:

  • Governor - Luis Rodriguez (website)
  • Lt Governor - Jena Goodman (announcement)
  • Controller - Laura Wells (website)
  • Treasurer - Ellen Brown (website)
  • Secretary of State - David Curtis (website)
  • Yes on 41, a bond measure to fund supportive housing for veterans
  • Yes on 42, a requirement for local govenments to follow open meetings and public records laws

Click below to read longer explanations for each of our endorsements:

Read more: June 2014 Endorsements

2012 KPFA endorsements

For those who are members of the community radio station KPFA, the SF Green Party has endorsed the United for Community Radio slate of candidates in the Local Station Board elections.

 

Your ballot is due in New York by December 11. It will be competing with holiday mail traffic to get there, so please send it now.

 

The UCR slate includes:

 

SF Green Party member (and former County Council member) Ramsés Téon Nichols.

 

East Bay Green Party members Larry Shoup, Samsarah Morgan, and Kate Tanaka.

 

Our full list of endorsed candidates includes:

Andrea Pritchett - Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder

Beth Seligman - JD, vegetarian occupier, permaculturist and writer

David Roach - Founder of Oakland International Film Festival and Mo Betta Foods

David Welsh - Labor organizer, delegate SF Labor Council, Haiti Action Committee, Occupy Oakland occupier

Karen Pickett - Environmental and community activist, writer and editor

Kate Tanaka - Incumbent board member, community activist, Green Party stalwart

Laurence Shoup- Author “Rulers and Rebels” & other books, Green Party stalwart, Longtime community and people’s movement activist

Oriana Saportas - Community & Labor activist, former KPFA Local Election Supervisor

Ramsés Téon Nichols - Organizing Committee Chair of Local SEIU 1021 and member of SF Green Party

Samsarah Morgan - Oakland Green Party, Occupy Oakland Activist, writer on birth health and family

Staff Candidates

David Landau - Co-host “Weekend News”

Joy Moore - Apprenticeship Program instructor, phone room supervisor

Frank Sterling- Board Operator, Apprenticeship Program instructor

November 2013 Endorsements

The SF Green Party has endorsed the following candidates and propositions for November 2013.  See below for longer explanations.

 

This month, we'll organize slate card distribution and Get Out the Vote efforts for the November election. If you can volunteer with either, please come to our meeting on Wednesday the 23rd, 7-9 pm at El CafeTazo (16th St between Valencia and Mission)! If you would like to help but can't make the meeting email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Barry Hermanson at 255-9494.

 

Supervisor, District 4: write in Mike Murphy (sole endorsement)

Don't forget to connect the arrow next to "write-in" as well.

 

Local Measures:

  • A: NO - potential raid on retiree health trust fund
  • B: NO - wall on the waterfront / more condos for millionaires
  • C: NO - (similar to B) wall on the waterfront / more condos for millionaires
  • D: YES - statement in favor of cheaper prescription drugs

 

Other Local Offices:

Voter Guide (detailed explanations):

 

Read more: November 2013 Endorsements

November 2012 Endorsements

If you're registered Green in SF, you should have received this card in the mail:

These are our endorsements for November 2012; click on them for longer explanations:

 

Presidential Ticket:

 

State Propositions

  • 30: YES - Jerry Brown Tax Plan
  • 31: NO - State Spending Cuts
  • 32: NO - Limit Political Contribution from Unions
  • 33: NO - Increase Car Insurance Rates
  • 34: YES - End Death Penalty
  • 35: NO - Misleading Human Trafficking Initiative
  • 36: YES - 3 Strikes Reform
  • 37: YES - Label GMO Foods
  • 38: NO - Munger Tax Plan
  • 39: YES - Clean Energy Jobs Act
  • 40: YES- Keep Citizen -drawn Districts

 

Local Measures

  • A: YES - Save City College
  • B: NO - Bond to Fund Park Privatization
  • C - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Housing Trust
  • D: NO - Fewer Elections
  • E: YES - Gross Receipts Tax
  • F - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Hetch Hetchy Study
  • G: YES - Oppose Corporate Personhood

 

Supervisor

  • D1: Eric Mar
  • D3: No endorsement
  • D5: #1 John Rizzo,
  • #2 Julian Davis, Christina Olague (dual #2)
  • D7: No endorsement
  • D9: David Campos
  • D11: John Avalos

School Board: Sandra Fewer, Kim Garcia-Meza, Gladys Soto & Shamann Walton

City College Board: Rafael Mandelman

BART Board, D9: Tom Radulovich

State Assembly, AD17: Tom Ammiano

State Assembly, SD11: Mark Leno

Congress, CD12: No endorsement
 

Read more: November 2012 Endorsements