March 2024 Primary Endorsements

San Francisco Berniecrats’ Voter Guide with March 2024 Primary Endorsements

The San Francisco Berniecrats are pleased to reveal the below voter guide with our democratically decided March 2024 Primary Endorsements.

San Francisco Primary Election – Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Scroll down for more info and explanations!!

San Francisco March 2024 Voter Guide
San Francisco March 2024 Voter Guide
San Francisco March 2024 Voter Guide
More details and explanations about our positions:

Candidates / 候選人 / Candidatos:

The San Francisco Berniecrats only endorse candidates who align with the club values. We may recommend candidates who we cannot fully endorse. In all other races, we make no endorsement or recommendation.
三藩市桑徳斯民主協會只背書支持與我們一致價值觀的候選人。我們可能會推薦我們不能完全背書的候選人。在所有其他比賽中,我們不做任何背書或推薦。
Los Berniecrats de San Francisco solo respaldan a candidatos que se alinean con los valores del club. Podemos recomendar candidatos que no respaldamos completamente. Sin embargo, hay casos que no respaldamos ni recomendamos.

United States Senator / 美國參議員 / Senadora de los Estados Unidos:

Barbara Lee 芭芭拉李

California State Senate, District 7 / 加州參議員,第7選區 / Senado del Estado de California, Distrito 7:

Jovanka Beckles 貝寇斯

California State Assembly, District 19 / 加州眾議員,第19選區 / Asamblea del Estado de California, Distrito 19

Recommend/推薦/Recomendar* David Lee 李志威

* Recommend :  We recommend, but don’t fully endorse. / 推薦: 不等於背書 / Recomendamos, pero no apoyamos completamente.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge, Seat 1 / 高等法院法官,第1席候選人 / Juez del Tribunal Superior de San Francisco, asiento 1:

Judge Michael Begert / 麥可·伊薩庫·貝格特 法官 / Juez Michael Begert

San Francisco Superior Court Judge, Seat 13 / 高等法院法官,第13席候選人 / Juez del Tribunal Superior de San Francisco, asiento 13:

Judge Patrick Thompson / 派崔克·S·湯普森 法官 / Juez Patrick Thompson

SFDCCC:

Labor & Working Families Slate / 三藩市縣民主黨中央委員會 / Lista de trabajadores y familias trabajadoras:

Assembly District 17 (14 Seats) / 第17選區 (14 席) / Distrito 17 de la Asamblea (14 puestos o asientos):

John Avalos 艾華樂 | Patrick Bell 派崔克·貝爾 | Gloria Berry 彼得 ‧ 加洛塔 | Vick Chung 鍾曉雲 | Peter Gallotta 彼得 ‧ 加洛塔 | Kristin Hardy 克里斯汀·哈迪 | Jane Kim 金貞妍 | Jeremy Lee 李銘富 | Anita Martinez 安妮塔 ‧ 馬丁內茲 | Michael Nguyen 阮忠誠 | Joshua Rudy Ochoa 約書亞·魯迪·奧喬亞 | Sal Rosselli 薩爾·羅塞利 | Sydney Simpson 悉尼 | Adolfo Velasquez 阿道夫 ‧ 維拉奎茲

Assembly District 19 (10 Seats) / 第19選區 (10 席) / Distrito 19 de la Asamblea (10 puestos o asientos):

Connie Chan 陳詩敏 | Queena Chen 陳懋華 | Natalie Gee 朱凱勤 | Greg Hardeman 葛雷格·哈德曼 | Frances Hsieh 謝令宜 | Hene Kelly 希尼 ‧ 凱 | Leah LaCroix 莉亞 ‧ 拉華克 | Sandra Lee Fewer 李麗嫦 | Gordon Mar 馬兆明 | Mano Raju 力儲文

California State Proposition 1 / 加州選票提案 1 / Propuesta 1 del Estado de California:
Amendments to Mental Health Services Act/Bond Measure
精神健康服務法/債券措施修正案
Enmiendas a la Ley de Servicios de Salud Mental y Medida de Bonos

NO! ❌

Cuts voluntary, community-based mental health services. Impacts services for underserved communities, including culturally responsive services for racial and ethnic minority communities. Expands involuntary mental health treatment.

反對! 這提案削減自願的以社區為基礎的心理健康服務。已缺乏服務的社區將受影響,包括為少數族裔提供相應語言文化服務的社區。此提案過擴大非自願心理健康治療。

¡NO! Elimina servicios de salud mental que son voluntarios y comunitarios. Impacto servicios para la comunidad de bajos recursos, incluio también quita servicios que son culturalmente aceptables en minorías raciales y étnicas. Expande tratamiento de salud mental involuntario.

Local Measures / 地方選票提案/ Medidas Locales:

Measure A: Affordable Housing Bond

YES! YES! YES! ✅

(Requires 2/3rds majority to pass)
Bond measure to finance affordable housing, particularly workforce and senior housing, and housing for low-income to moderate income households.

提案 A: 可負擔房屋債券
支持! 支持! 支持! (需要2/3多數通過) 為經濟適用住房(特別是勞動階級和長者住房以及低收入至中等收入家庭的住房)提供資金的債券措施。

Medida A: Bono de Vivienda Asequible
¡SÍ! ¡SÍ! ¡SÍ! (Requiere mayoría de 2/3 para ser aprobado)
Medida de bonos para financiar viviendas asequibles, particularmente viviendas para trabajadores y personas mayores, y viviendas para hogares de ingresos bajos a moderados.

Measure B: Police Officer Staffing Levels, Future Funding Options

NO!! ❌

Restores mandatory minimum police staffing with determination of funding sources: e.g., new taxation or reallocation of other resources. Measure based on unproven premise that more police equals public safety and runs counter to our goal of criminal justice reform.

提案 B: 警官人員配置水平,未來的資金選擇
反對!! 恢復強制性最低警察人員配備,並確定資金來源:例如新的稅收或其他資源的重新分配。這提案是基於未經證實的假設 — 更多警察等於公共安全,而與我們刑事司法改革的目標背道而馳。

Medida B: Niveles de dotación de personal de agentes de policía, opciones de financiación futuras
¡¡NO!! Restaura el personal policial mínimo obligatorio con la determinación de fuentes de financiación, incluidos nuevos impuestos o reasignación de otros recursos. La medida se basa en la suposición no fundamentada ni comprobada de que más policías equivale a mejor seguridad pública y va en contra de nuestro objetivo de reformar el sistema de justicia penal.

Measure C: Real Estate Transfer Tax Exemption for Conversion of Office Space to Residential Use

HELL NO!!!! ❌

Exempts from real estate transfer tax first time sale of property which has been converted from commercial to residential use. Has no requirement that conversion include any affordable housing. An attempt by Mayor Breed to reverse the voter implemented transfer tax on extremely high value property sales. There is no evidence that a transfer tax impacts the decision to convert from commercial to residential use. Boondoggle for wealthy landowners.

提案 C: 將辦公空間改為住宅用途的房地產轉讓稅豁免
強烈反對!!!! 該提案對首次出售從商業用途轉變為住宅用途的房產免徵房地產轉讓稅。適用減免轉讓稅的房屋裏不包括任何可負擔房屋。布里德市長試圖扭轉選民通過以往投票對大型商業房地產銷售徵收轉讓稅的决定,而三藩市已經面臨嚴重的預算赤字,這將加劇市府的財政危機,並導致基本服務的進一步削減。沒有證據表明轉讓稅會影響房屋從商業用途轉換為住宅用途的決定。

Medida C: Exención del Impuesto sobre Transferencias de Bienes Raíces para la Conversión de Espacio de Oficinas a Uso Residencial
¡NO! ¡De ninguna manera! Excluye el pago de impuesto de transferencia de bienes raíces en la primera venta de una propiedad que ha sido convertida de uso comercial a residencial. No tiene ningún requisito de que la conversión incluya viviendas asequibles. Un intento ambiguo de la alcaldesa Breed de revertir el impuesto de transferencia implementado por los votantes sobre las ventas de propiedades de valor extremadamente alto. No hay datos que demuestren que un impuesto de transferencia afecte la decisión de convertir de uso comercial a residencial. Esto es un despilfarro en favor de adinerado propietarios.

Measure D: Changes to Local Ethics Laws

YES! ✅

Tightens local ethics laws to require greater reporting of gifts received by politicians or on their behalf. Clarifies when a gift is a bribe. Makes rules more uniform. Requires ethics training. Requires disclosure of relationships to avoid ethical conflicts.

提案 D: 當地道德法的變更
支持! 收緊當地道德法,要求更多地報告政客或他們的代表收到的禮物。澄清禮物何時屬於賄賂。使規則更加統一。需要道德培訓。要求揭露關係以避免道德衝突。

Medida D: Cambios a las leyes de ética locales
¡SÍ! Refuerza las leyes de ética locales para exigir una mayor información sobre los obsequios recibidos por políticos o en su nombre. Aclara cuándo un regalo es un soborno. Hace que las reglas sean más uniformes. Requiere formación de ética. Requiere divulgación de relaciones personales para evitar conflictos éticos.

Measure E: Overhaul of Police Department Policies and Procedures

HELL NO!!!! ❌

Mayor Breed’s attempt to circumvent the independent Police Commission, to enable dangerous police vehicular chases, to remove police oversight, to allow unregulated police surveillance, to reduce police reporting of their use of force. Proposal is a danger to our community, allowing much police activity to be unregulated and without oversight.

提案 E: 警察局政策和程序的改革
強烈反對!!!! 布里德市長試圖繞過獨立警察委員會,允許實施危險的警車追捕,取消警察監督,允許不受監管的警察監視,減少警察對其使用武力的報告。提案對我們的社區構成危險,使許多警察活動不受管制和監督。

Medida E: Revisión de las políticas y procedimientos del Departamento de Policía
¡NO! ¡Absolutamente NO! El intento de la alcaldesa Breed de eludir la Comisión de Policía independiente, permitir persecuciones policiales peligrosas con vehículos, eliminar la supervisión policial, permitir vigilancia policial no regulada y reducir las denuncias policiales sobre uso de la fuerza. La propuesta es un peligro para nuestra comunidad, ya que permite que gran parte de la actividad policial no esté regulada ni supervisada.

Measure F: Substance Abuse Screening of Public Assistance Recipients

HELL NO!!!! ❌

Requires certain public benefit recipients submit to screening for substance use or lose benefits. Recipient could be forced into involuntary treatment. Loss of benefits can mean loss of employment; can result in homelessness or inability to get housing. Poor people will be even more destitute. Yet the rich can continue to abuse drugs behind closed doors and without consequences.

提案 F: 公共援助接受者的藥物濫用篩檢
強烈反對!!!! 要求三藩市公共福利受益人接受藥物濫用測試篩檢,否則這些受益人將失去福利。然而市府沒有足夠的治療床位供目前需要治療的人使用,因此這其實不是解決我們毒品危機的政策。失去福利可能意味著失業;可能導致無家可歸或無法獲得住房。如果說有什麼影響的話,這措施會將三藩市變得更不安全。

Medida F: Evaluación de abuso de sustancias en personas beneficiarias de asistencia pública
¡NO, NO y NO! Requiere que ciertas personas que reciben beneficios públicos sean examinadas para detectar el uso de sustancias o resultar en la pérdida de beneficios. La receptora podría ser forzada a un
tratamiento involuntario. La pérdida de beneficios puede significar la pérdida de la capacidad de conseguir un empleo y puede resultar en la falta de vivienda o la imposibilidad de conseguir una vivienda. Aún los ricos podrán seguir consumiendo drogas a puerta cerrada y sin consecuencias.

Measure G: Non-Binding Advisory Measure Urging SFUSD to offer Algebra 1 to 8th Graders

NO!!! ❌

Without input of educators and those most knowledgeable about math curriculum, Supervisor Engardio wants to interfere with the Board of Education’s oversight of SFUSD’s educational processes. Overlooks that SFUSD currently includes algebraic concepts throughout its math curriculum, in grade 7 and earlier. Also this proposal ignores the financial issues currently being confronted by SFUSD and other public school systems.

提案 G: 非約束性諮商措施敦促校區向八年級學生提供一級代數課程
反對!!! 市參事殷嘉立在没有教育工作者和最了解數學課程的人参與的情況下,希望幹擾教育委員會對校區教育過程的監督。忽視了校區目前在 7 年級及更早的數學課程中包含了代數概念。該提案也忽略了校區和其他公立學校系統目前面臨的財務問題。

Medida G: Medida asesora no vinculante que insta al SFUSD a ofrecer álgebra a estudiantes de 1.° a 8.° grado
¡Definitivamente NO! Sin el aporte de los educadores y de aquellos con mayor conocimiento sobre el plan de estudios de matemáticas, el Supervisor Engardio quiere interferir en la supervisión de la Mesa Directiva de Educación en los procesos educativos del SFUSD. SFUSD actualmente incluye conceptos algebraicos en todo su plan de estudios de matemáticas, en el grado 7 y antes. También esta propuesta ignora los problemas financieros que actualmente enfrenta el distrito escolar SFUSD y otros sistemas de educación pública.

November 2022 Endorsements

San Francisco General Election – November 8, 2022

Thank you so much for your participation and involvement in our November 2022 endorsements process! We heard from a ton of incredible candidates during our August meeting and heard about their plans and priorities, and how they plan on fighting for progressive values across the City. After tallying the votes from our membership, here are our November 2022 Endorsements. Scroll down for more info and explanations!!

More details and explanations about our positions:

Local Ballot Measures / 三藩市市縣提案 / Medidas electorales locales:

Measure A – YES ✅

This measure assures that the very small group of SF retired employees who retired before November 1996 — most of whom are in their nineties now — get the Cost of Living Adjustment they’re contractually owed.

贊成。退休公務員應獲得合同規定的生活成本調整。

Sí. los jubilados deben recibir el ajuste al costo de vida que se les debe por contrato.

Measure B – No Position

This measure repeals November 2020’s Measure B which created a Department of Sanitation and divided the corrupt Department of Public Works responsibilities between the new department and the DPW. This new Measure B will also limit qualifications and duties of the oversight committee created by the 2020 Measure B. The major problem seems to be that the new Department has yet to be created.

無立場 。公共工程部門及衛生和街道部門

Sin posición.

Measure C – No Position

This Oversight of the Department of Homelessness is needed, but having an oversight committee which is dominated by mayoral appointments to oversee the Department which is already run by the Mayor’s office is unlikely to address the need.

無立場 。我們需要加強對市府無家可歸部門的監督,但讓市長監督自己的部門不可行。

Sin posición. Si se necesita la supervisión del Departamento de Personas sin Hogar, pero hacer que el alcalde supervise su propio comité no funciona.

Measure D – HELL NO! ❌

This is a developer/real-estate funded proposal which does nothing to address San Francisco’s need for housing for low income and unhoused residents. It is not union/family/low-income friendly. If passed anything built will likely further the SF income divide.

反對! 這將高收入人群的更昂貴的房居重新定義為“可負擔”。

CLARO QUE NO! Desarrollador/financiado por bienes raíces, no apto para sindicatos/familias/personas de bajos ingresos.

Measure E – HELL YES!! ✅

This is a better solution to meet the housing needs. It will further construction of housing for families and for lower income San Franciscans. It will also assure that the jobs created by building such low-income family housing are union jobs.

贊成! 這將導致更多真正可負擔房居。

¡POR SUPUESTO QUE SÍ! Apoya trabajos sindicales y viviendas para familias de bajos ingresos.

Measure F – YES ✅

Not a new tax. Extends the property tax assessment until 2048, which is currently set to expire. The sole purpose of the assessment is the preservation of our public libraries.

贊成。讓我們保護公共圖書館。

Sí. No es un nuevo impuesto: preservará nuestras bibliotecas públicas.

Measure G – HELL YES!! ✅

All students in the SFUSD deserve success. This will help to ensure that San Francisco public funds support public school student achievement and receive needed social/emotional wellness services.

贊成。我們在舊金山聯合學區的學生應該取得成功。

¡POR SUPUESTO QUE SI! Todos los estudiantes del SFUSD merecen tener éxito.

Measure H – HELL YES!! ✅

Other cities have done similar moves of local elections to even-numbered years, which has resulted in far greater voter participation. It may also be a financial savings as the off-year, low turn-out election of the Mayor and other local offices would be consolidated with other high turn-out statewide and national elections.

贊成。我們希望在偶數年舉行城市選舉,以便有更多的選民參與。

¡POR SUPUESTO QUE SI! Elecciones de la ciudad en años pares = más participación de votantes.

Measure I – NO ❌

This ill-advised & Trump donor-funded proposal will permanently reopen JFK Dr & the Great Highway to dangerous pre-pandemic traffic. There is no guarantee that this measure would address accessibility concerns, and instead, it would increase emissions.

反對。金門公園和高速公路肯尼迪大道上的車輛。

No. No queremos abrir permanentemente JFK Dr & Great Highway al tráfico peligroso previo a la pandemia.

Measure J – No Position

This measure incorporates the Board of Supervisors-instated closure of JFK Dr into the City Charter.

無立場。金門公園肯尼迪大道的娛樂用途。

Sin posición.

Measure L – YES ✅

This measure extends existing taxation of certain businesses for transportation purposes (e.g. safe roads, pedestrian crossings) for an additional 30 years, which was originally implemented in 1989 and extended in 2003.

贊成。運輸當局的銷售稅。

Sí. Impuesto sobre Ventas para la Autoridad de Transporte

Measure M – HELL YES!! ✅

This proposes the taxation of units intentionally kept vacant by their owners for more than half the year. Funds from the tax will be used for low-income and elderly housing subsidies, and to acquire, rehabilitate, and then operate buildings as affordable housing. Let’s tax those vacant units and fund much-needed affordable housing!

非常贊成!空置單位應該是稅收。

¡POR SUPUESTO QUE SI! Que se cobre impuestos a las unidades vacantes: ¡deberían estar ocupadas!

Measure N – No Position

This will transfer authority of Golden Gate Park underground parking from the Concourse Authority to the Recreation and Park Department. However, while it is a good idea to remove private control of the parking garage, this proposal fails to assure that Rec & Park control will make the garage either affordable or accessible.

無立場。金門公園地下停車場。

Sin Posición. Poner el Estacionamiento Subterráneo del Parque Golden Gate bajo Rec & Park puede no hacerlo asequible o accesible.

Measure O – HELL YES!! ✅

This is a minuscule parcel tax which would help fund City College. Let’s save City College by approving this equitable parcel tax!

非常贊成!讓我們通過額外的包裹稅來拯救城市學院

¡POR SUPUESTO QUE SI! ¡Salvemos a City College a través de un minúsculo impuesto a la propiedad!

Local Candidates / 三藩市市縣 / Candidatos Locales:

Board of Supervisors / 三藩市市議會 / Junta de Supervisores:

District 2: No Endorsement / 無背書 / Sin apoyo.
District 4: Gordon Mar 馬兆明
District 6: Honey Mahogany 霍尼‧莫豪格尼
District 8: Recommend* Rafael Mandelman 建議* 孟達文
District 10: Shamann Walton 華頌

Board of Education / 教育委員會成員 / Junta Escolar:

Alida Fisher 阿莉達‧斐義莎
Gabriela Lopez 盧佩思
Karen Fleshman 凱倫‧費雪曼

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) / 社區大學董事會成員 / Colegio Comunitario:

Anita Martinez 安妮塔‧馬丁內茲
Vick Chung 鍾曉雲
Susan Solomon 蘇珊‧莎洛文

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) – 2yr term / 社區大學董事會成員(2年) / Colegio Comunitario – 2 años:

Adolfo Velasquez

Assessor-Recorder // Assesor-Registrador:

No Endorsement. / 無背書 / Sin apoyo.

District Attorney / 地方檢察官 / Fiscal del Distrito:

John Hamasaki 濱崎

Public DEFENDER / 公共辯護律師 / Defendor Publico:

Mano Raju 力儲文

BART Board, district 8 / 灣區捷運董事第8選區 / BART, Distrito 8:

Janice Li 李正元

Read the responses to our candidate questionnaires that were used in our deliberations.

* Recommend :  We recommend, but don’t fully endorse. / 建議: 不等於背書 / Recomendamos, pero no apoyamos completamente.

Candidate Questionnaires – November 2022 Election

The San Francisco Berniecrats’ Endorsement Committee has received the following questionnaires from candidates under consideration for endorsement for the November 2022 Election:

BART Director, District 8:

District Attorney

Public Defender

Board of Education (3 seats):

Community College Board (4 seats)

Board of Supervisors, District 2

Board of Supervisors, District 4

Board of Supervisors, District 6

Board of Supervisors, District 8

Board of Supervisors, District 10

November 2018 Endorsements

Two phone meetings, two regular meetings, hours of debate and discussion. We take our endorsements very seriously.

Here’s the full lineup of our November Endorsements!!!

Click here to download the printable version of our Voter Guide

 

Governor:
Suggest Newsom without endorsement.

Lt. Governor:
Suggest Hernandez without endorsement.

Secretary of State:
No endorsement

Controller:
Suggest Betty Yee without endorsement.

Treasurer:
No endorsement.

Attorney General:
Xavier Becerra

Insurance Commissioner:
Riccardo Lara

Board or Equalization D2:
No endorsement

Superintendant of Schools:
Tony Thurmond

US Senate:
Kevin De Leon

Congress D12:
No endorsement

Congress D14:
Jackie Speier

Assembly D17:
Suggest Fernandez without endorsement

Assembly D19:
No endorsement

State prop 1: Support
State prop 2: Support
State prop 3: No
State prop 4: Support
State prop 5: No
State prop 6: No
State prop 7: Support
State prop 8: Support
State prop 9: Held in court, will not be on the ballot
State prop 10: Support!!!
State prop 11: No
State prop 12: Support

BART Board, District 8:
Janice Li

Assessor-Recorder:
Paul Bellar

Public Defender:
Jeff Adachi

Board of Education (3 seats):
Gabriela Lopez
Alison Collins
No third endorsement

Community College Board (3 seats):
Brigitte Davila
John Rizzo
Thea Selby

Board of Supervisors D2:
No Endorsements

Board of Supervisors D4:
1. Gordon Mar
2. Mike Murphy
3. Adam Kim

Board of Supervisors D6
1. Matt Haney
No other endorsements

Board of Supervisors D8
1. Rafael Mandelman
No other endorsements

Board of Supervisors D10:
1. Tony Kelly
2. Asale-Haquekyah Chandler
3. Gloria Berry

Local ballot measures

A: Embarcadero Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond – no position

B: City Privacy Guidelines – Support

C: Additional Business Taxes to Fund Homeless Services – Support

D: Additional Tax on Cannabis Businesses; Expanding the Businesses Subject to Business Taxes – Support

E: Partial Allocation of Hotel Tax for Arts and Cultural Purposes – Support

June 2018 Endorsements

State Candidates

Governor

Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin is an experienced, confident, compassionate, and effective candidate who absolutely supports the values of the SF Berniecrats and is 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. She has been a champion for public school teachers (our members who have been a lifelong public school teachers say that she was a dream come true!) She has vowed to not take any corporate contributions to her campaign. We are extremely proud to make our endorsement for Delaine. Let’s make her the first female governor of California!

 

Lieutenant Governor

Gayle McLaughlin

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.

 

Secretary of State

Michael Feinstein

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.

 

Controller

No endorsement

 

State Treasurer

Vivek Viswanathan

Viable candidate who is on the rather more progressive side of the Democratic establishment.

 

Attorney General

Dave Jones

He’s against the death penalty, whereas Baccera refuses to speak against the death penalty.

 

Insurance Commissioner

No endorsement

 

Board of Equalization, District 2

No Endorsement

 

 

Federal Races


U.S. Senate

Kevin de León

Viable candidate who supports single payer healthcare in California and the US. The club was very torn between David Hildebrand and Kevin DeLeon. But Hildebrand doesn’t have a real statewide campaign, thus making DeLeon the only viable candidate to replace Feinstein, who reallyneeds to go.


U.S. Congress

District 12 – Stephen Jaffe, Shahid Buttar(choose one on your ballot)

Stephen Jaffewas a legal volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Nevada during the Democratic primaries, and has fought against dark money in San Francisco by introducing disclosure requirements to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC).

Shahid Buttarhas been a long time activist, artist and media spokesperson around the country in the anti-war movement, immigrants rights movement, and the internet free and privacy movement, working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

District 14 – Jackie Speier

 

State Assembly, District 17

No Endorsement

Phil Ting has been very disingenuous in our demands for Medicare for All. Despite the SB Berniecrats and healthcare allies meeting with him repeatedly, he has done nothing to advocate for Single Payer Healthcare, but claims he is in support of it and says that none of his constituents discussed the issues with him. He has no viable opponent.

State Assembly, District 19

No Endorsement

David Chiu claims he’s in support of repealing Costa Hawkins (a 1995 Realtor’s Association-backed bill to prevent the strengthening of rent control), but he announced his bill he only notified landlord groups and not tenant groups, and after facing protests, immediately said he would compromise at the end of the press conference. This is a microcosm of the kind of politician David Chiu is.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond

 

San Francisco

Mayor

#1 Jane Kim

#2 Amy Farah Weiss

#3 Mark Leno

 

Jane Kimhas 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 under 5 years old. She was endorsed by Bernie Sanders himself in 2016 for her State Senate bid.

Amy Farah Weissis the founder of the St Francis Homelessness Challenge, with a focus on improving the conditions of encampent residents and creating safe, organized space for them to live.

Mark Lenohas been a pretty decent progressive voice in the State Senate, raising the minimum wage and strengthening renter protections. His endorsements in the past, however, have sometimes been disappointing.

 

Board of Supervisors

District 8: Rafael Mandelman

He has been a long time progressive ally while on the City College Board of Trustees.

Superior Court Judges

Seat 4: Phoenix Streets
Seat 7: Maria Evangelista
Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof
Seat 11: Niki Solis

Our criminal justice system is broken. These African American & Latinx Public Defenders are running to challenge the status quo and provide a balance on the bench.

 

 

Local Measures

 

Prop APublic Utilities Revenue Bonds: Yes. Extends hydroelectric power into SF without PG&E infrastructure.

Prop BProhibiting Appointed Commissioners from Running for Office: Yes. It would diminish opportunities for pay-to-play politics and soliciting donations for favors.

Prop CAdditional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Child Care and Education: YES!Provides universal affordable Early Childhood Education to kids 0-5 and increases salaries of childcare workers through a gross receipts tax on large businesses. Authored by Norman Yee and Jane Kim.

Prop DAdditional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Housing and Homelessness Services: No. Also a gross receipts tax measure, generating less revenue. Much of the housing would go to people earning over $100k-$150k/year, and not really enough funding to make a dent in the lack of affordable housing. Most importantly, the measure has a poison pill to kill Prop C if it passes with more votes. Prop C was announced in September 2017, Prop D in February 2018, after the Mayor’s race was in full swing. If Ahsha Safai cared about both children and housing, he could have worked with Jane Kim to combine these measures (which is very common), but he didn’t. This was probably a politically motivated measure to sway the Mayor’s race and put Jane Kim in a difficult position.

Prop EProhibiting Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products: Yes. The Tobacco industry is pouring money into the NO campaign.

Prop FCity-Funded Legal Representation for Residential Tenants in Eviction Lawsuits: YES!This measure provides a right to counsel to any tenant served with an eviction notice!

Prop GParcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District: Yes. Teachers need funding. Flat parcel tax on all private land, shops, or homes, with exemption for anyone over 65yo, but no exemptions for low income.

Prop HPolicy for the Use of Tasers by San Francisco Police Officers: No. Takes regulatory power from an appointed government body and gives it to a private corporate entity. Tasers can are deadly weapons, and the measure gives the Use of Force guidelines to the Police Officers Association, which says that verbally resisting arrest can be cause for using tasers. It’s no a deescalation tool, but an “attitude check” weapon that’s used on black and brown bodies.

Prop IRelocation of Professional Sports Teams: Yes. Even though the measure won’t do anything substantial right now. The Warrior’s stadium is a done deal.

 

Regional Measures

 

Regional Measure 3Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan: No. It’s a regressive way to fund public transit, and 40% of funds go to highway widening, so much of the money really isn’t public transit at all. The folks driving into SF are also predominantly lower income and more communities of color, and would exempt the Golden Gate bridge, which is where all the rich people from Marin come through.

 

State Measures

Prop 68California drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all act of 2018: Yes

Prop 69Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures: appropriations limit: Yes. It’s a legislative work-around that allows us to spend gas tax money on public transit and roads even in years of recession, despite the Gann Limit (a ratio of people:dollars that automatically cuts spending in recession years).

Prop 70Greenhouse gas reduction reserve fund: No. It would require a higher 2/3rds threshold every time money from the cap-and-trade fund would be used. It’s very difficult to get to 2/3rds, so this would weaken our ability to use the money for progressive measures, forcing compromise with Republicans.

Prop 71Ballot measures: effective date: Yes.Makes it so ballot measures go into effect 5 days after certification of Secretary of State, instead of whenever specified by the measure.

Prop 72Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system: Yes.

 

SF Berniecrats Endorse Jane Kim #1, Weiss #2, Leno #3 for Mayor

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.

 

SF Berniecrats Endorse Michael Feinstein for Secretary of State

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.

SF Berniecrats Endorse Delaine Eastin for Governor!

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!

 

SF Berniecrats Endorse Tony Kelly for Supervisor

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.

Jovanka Beckles for CA Assembly District 15

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!