SF Berniecrats are proud to endorse Jane Kim #1 for SF Mayor.
Jane Kim has lead the fight for a $15 minimum wage in SF, for Free City College for all SF residents, has negotiated the highest rates of affordable housing in the country, and is currently working on Universal Early Childhood Education for children 0-4 years old. She has now also been endorsed by the national Our Revolution.
Jane Kim is fighting against lots of big money interests, so please donateand volunteer! If you’d like a chance to see her speak, check out upcoming events.
Michael Feinstein (NOT related to Dianne Feinstein!) has a proven track record of building public power to oppose military and corporate interests in CA communities. He understands the necessity for open source but insists on paper ballots and is deeply committed to election integrity. He cofounded the CA Green party and as mayor of Santa Monica was one of the top ranking Green Party officials. This is an opportunity to build further alliances between Berniecrats and Greens across the state.
Delaine Eastin is an experienced, confident, compassionate, and effective candidate who absolutely supports the values of the SF Berniecrats and happens to be a woman. She has a proven a proven history of standing up to Republican governor Pete Wilson and suing his ass, then using the win to dramatically reduce class sizes across the state. She delivers on her promises, and promises to bring SB562 through the finish line. We are extremely proud to make our endorsement for Delaine. Let’s make her the first female governor of California!
The SF Berniecrats voted unanimously to endorse Tony Kelly for SF District 10 Supervisor! Tony has been a neighborhood activist and organizer for 15 years, fighting for schools, parks, affordable housing, the homeless and environmental cleanup. He is the only major candidate who is not accepting corporate developer money, and is a member of the SF Berniecrats and Democratic Socialists of America.
As president of the Potrero Boosters, Tony lead efforts to save schools like Daniel Webster Elementary in 2006 and prevented public spaces like Starr King Open Space from become privatized in 2009. He co-created the city’s first Green Benefit District began operating in 2015. He’s been leading a coalition in the environmental cleanup of Bayview Hunter’s Point. For 10 years he has been working on efforts to create a public municipal bank in SF to fund affordable housing and resources for those left out of for-profit financial institutions. He has been pushing for more affordable housing out of developers, and has been working with the Coalition on Homlessness to ending family homelessness and increase funding for the arts through a hotel tax. He is also working with homeless advocates to create solutions for those on the street.
The SF Berniecrats are excited to support Tony Kelly, and look forward to volunteering for his campaign.
SF Berniecrats proudly endorse Jovanka Beckles for CA Assembly District 15!
As a member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance elected to the Richmond City Council, Jovanka helped pass rent control in Richmond, raised the minimum wage, ‘banned the box’ so the formerly incarcerated have a second chance, helped create IDs for undocumented immigrants, and fought against Chevron’s big money, pollution, and control over city hall. Jovanka was an educator, councilor and continues to work as a mental health specialist.
The SF Berniecrats are very excited to support Jovanka – someone who will fight for the voiceless against big money interests in Sacramento. Jovanka is running a corporate-money-free campaign, so it’s vital that we the grassroots support her candidacy by donating and volunteeringfor her!
The San Francisco Berniecrats are very proud to announce our early endorsement for Stephen Jaffe for Congressional District 12 in San Francisco!
Stephen Jaffe was a legal volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Nevada during the Democratic primaries, and has proven his progressive credentials through action. As president of the South Beach D6 Democratic Club, he fought against dark money in San Francisco by introducing changes to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) bylaws, requiring Democratic Clubs to disclose their funding sources to the DCCC. This came on the heels of an intense election in which the SF ‘RFK Democratic Club’ laundered close to $1 million from Ron Conway, Airbnb and other investors to fund PACs for corporate Democrats in San Francisco. Stephen Jaffe is also an attorney who has fought for the disenfranchised. An example is that he represented six African American police officers against the City of Richmond for race-based discrimination.
Stephen is a staunch supporter of single payer healthcare for all (which Nancy Pelosi is against), getting the U.S. out of unnecessary wars, holding police accountable for their killings of unarmed people of color, ending the school to prison pipeline, fighting for affordable housing and against gentrification, defending women’s rights, and fighting against climate change with clean energy. We look forward to supporting Stephen’s campaign and finally giving speaker Pelosi “a run for her money”!
SF Berniecrats proudly endorse Gayle McLaughlin for Lieutenant Governor!
Gayle McLaughlin is the co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), and served as the Mayor of Richmond 2006-2014, and its city council in 2004 and 2014. Gayle is a movement builder. She has led the fight against Chevron and it’s corporate money, and has fought for rent control in Richmond. Through the RPA, a coalition of progressive across party lines – progressive Dems, Greens and independents that vow to not take any corporate money – Gayle has helped get many other progressives get elected into office. She was endorsed by Bernie Sanders himself back in 2014 for her city council race.
Gayle McLaughlin for California Lieutenant Governor
The SF Berniecrats put a lot of pressure on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors when they were considering replacing Petra DeJesus, a leading progressive voice in our city and an extremely effective reformer on the commission. We successfully managed to prevent them from doing so.
For the past 17 years, as an attorney at Kazan, DeJesus has represented low-income families who have become ill or died from exposure to asbestos. DeJesus furthermore has 12 years of experience serving on the Police Commission under her belt and has made significant contributions to the department during her tenure. Specifically, she has worked with the Department of Justice to reform the S.F.P.D. with regards to Racial Profiling, Bias, and Use of Force. After the tragedies that resulted in the deaths of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, and Jessica Williams, as well as others, it is clear that we need Commission members with a proven ability to bring reform to the S.F.P.D.
The SF Berniecrats voted to endorse the following resolution on military action in Syria:
Whereas, Representative Barbara Lee has introduced H.R. 1473, a bipartisan bill to block additional U.S. forces from being sent into Syria by prohibiting the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground;
Whereas, the San Francisco Berniecrats is organized to give the residents of San Francisco an effective voice in government through active participation in the electoral process, and our Bylaws commit SFB to work for economic and social justice and civil and human rights for all persons and for a world at peace;
Be it resolved, that the San Francisco Berniecrats urge Representative Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 1473 and urges Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to carry forward similar legislation in the Senate to prevent further U.S. military action in Syria.
The results from the SF Berniecrats Officer Elections are in!! Thank you to all the candidates who participated, and to everyone who came out to vote. Here are your officers for 2017:
Co-Chair: Ben Becker and Claire Lau
Treasurer: Trevor Martin
Membership Coordinator: Cassandra Inglesby
Election and Endorsements Coordinator: Reid Chalker
Moderators: Michael Marinucci and Caleb Arring
Recorder: Hedi Saraf
Social Media Coordinator: Chris Holl
Events Coordinator: Clarice Corell
Graphic Designer: Mirka Morales
Tech Manager: Tim Wayne
Correspondent: Anjali Baliga
Fundraising Coordinator: Adriel Hampton
News Researcher: Alex Hagen
Press Coordinator: Christopher Cook
Community Outreach Coordinators: Dan Kappler, David Carlos Salaverry, Gary Appell, Leah Cooper, and Trevor Martin
Still to be voted on: Legal Advisors