Instead of our monthly meeting, please join us at our Green Holiday Party! Saturday, December 13, 6-10 pm at the Alley Cat Gallery (same place as the bookstore), 3036 24th St near Treat, San Francisco. Close to the 24th St BART station, and wheelchair accessible.
All ages welcome! Everybody is invited, including people who are not SF Green Party members. We will provide tamales and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You are free to bring additional food or drinks to share. The event is free, but donations are also welcome.
The following candidates have returned questionnaires, and have been invited to speak and answer questions on Wednesday evening, August 27, from 6-9 pm. Our candidate forum and endorsement meeting will take place in room 302 of the Redstone Building, located at 2940 16th Street (between Mission and South Van Ness, 1 block from 16th St BART). Everybody is welcome to the forum, and active Greens are invited to stay until 10 to help us make endorsement decisions.
BART candidate: Nick Josefowitz
SF Greens are moving to a new office space in the Redstone Building!
We now have a shared office, and will hold monthly meetings and events there. The Redstone Building is at 2940 16th Street, near the 16th and Mission BART station. We will hold most monthly meetings in room #302. The building is accessible, with an elevator. Our mailing address, however, will not change.
We are having an office warming after our first meeting in the new space. On Wednesday, March 26, from 6:45-9 pm, we will make additional endorsements on state and local propostions for the June election, as well as candidates. Update: we will start a little early, at 6:45, in order to interview David Campos for the Assembly race. If you want to ask him any questions, be sure to show up at 6:45 or a little before!
After the endorsements are finished, we will celebrate the opening of our new office! If you can, bring a small dish or beverage to share. New members and guests are most welcome!
Green Party Endorsements so far:
- Yes on B, the right to vote on Waterfront development that exceeds the current height limits.
- Congress, D12 - Barry Hermanson (website)
- Still to consider: Prop A, races for State Assembly and Judge (read Prop A here)
- Governor - Luis Rodriguez (website)
- Lt Governor - Jena Goodman (announcement)
- Controller - Laura Wells (website)
- Treasurer - Ellen Brown (website)
- Secretary of State - David Curtis (website)
- Still to consider: other offices, and State Props (read Props 41 and 42 here)
The SF Green Party will host a candidate forum this Wednesday, 9/25--come ask questions to candidates in the races for D4 (Sunset) Supervisor, City Attorney, Assessor, and Treasurer. The forum will take place from 7-9 pm in the Community Room at the Taraval/Parkside Police Station, 2345 24th Ave, in the Sunset. The event is open to the public and all are invited!
Please read candidates' answers to our Supervisorial questionnaire in advance, so we don't ask them questions they've already answered on the record. We received the following response from D4 Supervisorial candidates (all 3 were invited but only one responded):
Supervisorial candidates (D4): Mike Murphy (write in candidate)
Note that we do not currently have questionnaires for the other citywide contests; all candidates from those contests were invited.
The Green Party's 2012 Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein, has recently spoken out on many issues, from trying to stop the war drums against Syria to fighting the Trans Pacific Partnership. Dr. Stein will be visiting the Bay Area from September 15-18, including an event in San Francisco on Monday, September 16!
The SF Green Party & Occupy SF Forum present:
2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein
Mon 9/16, 6-9 pm
Location: UNITE HERE Local 2 Action Room
209 Golden Gate Ave @ Leavenworth
near Civic Ctr BART
Free! Donations to Occupy SF and SF Green Party are welcome.
Seats 150+, so invite anybody interested in building an alternative to the 2-party system.
If you live in the North Bay and can't come to our event, Jill will also be speaking at the Petaluma Progressive Festival (http://www.progressivefestival.org/) on September 15.
She will also attend several house party fundraisers for Single Payer Now in Oakland and SF: RSVP to either for details on locations:
After Wednesday's historic Supreme Court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in CA, and overturning part of DOMA, the Green Party put out a press release praising the decisions. But after this weekend's celebrations, there's still much work to be done, as New York Green Drew Langdon acknowledged:
We commit to continue the struggle because we understand that equality means more than marriage equality. The struggle continues, as we work to make full protections for our transgender siblings a reality. The struggle continues as we ensure that every LGBTQI person has enough food to eat, a roof over their heads, and the proper care for a healthy life. The struggle continues as we work to ensure the basic dignity and human rights that we all deserve.
The Supreme Court ruling removes the last remnants of protection for poor and minority voters and will openly invite new and creative ways to repress the most vulnerable people in our society.
What the Supreme Court should have done is expand the principles of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into the emerging Jim Crow states of Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.
The Green Party thinks we need far stronger protections than those that had been guaranteeed by the Voting Rights Act, including an acknowledgement of everybody's right to vote and have your vote counted, and fair access to run as a candidate.