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There's a talk this afternoon on "Medicare for All: Fake News vs the Real Deal" list.sfgreens.org/pipermail/anno…

1 day ago

SFGreenParty
Notice that he can't dispute the content. The whole point of #SB50 is to drive up gentrification & developer profit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

3 days ago

SFGreenParty
Cutting military spending is absolutely necessary, if for nothing else than to pay for #GreenNewDeal & other progre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

3 days ago

SFGreenParty
@SFCitizen Also a free day at the de Young. So folks may pass out on one of Dede's antique couches.

4 days ago in reply to SFCitizen

SFGreenParty
These things were always a scam, less effective than metal detectors. Opt out until the TSA dumps them. twitter.com/propublica/sta…

4 days ago

shoemyth
Nice touch from @ExtinctionR who's named its protest boat on Oxford St after the late Honduran #EnvironmentDefendertwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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kennethmejiaLA
The hardest part of political organizing is getting working class people struggling in this capitalist world to fin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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GreenPartyUS
Greens blast impending bipartisan legislation #HR1957 blocking the #IRS from creating a free, public electronic tax… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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SFGreenParty
Capitalists finally coming around to our position: #DeleteUber #DeleteLyft twitter.com/bytebot/status…

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How we make Endorsements

The SF Green Party may issue endorsements at any time; however, most endorsements of candidates occur following the filing deadline for the seats being contested.

The active members of the SF Green Party create a candidate questionnaire for each race, and send it to all candidates who qualify to appear on the ballot.  All candidates' answers to our questionnaires are posted on our website.  All candidates who return a completed questionnaire are invited to attend our candidate forum, which is open to the public.  This forum is intended for Green Party members to ask any follow-up questions based on the candidates' answers to our questionnaire, or to ask any questions not included in the questionnaire.

Following the candidate forum, the active members of the party make the endorsement decision. We conduct straw polls to determine which position is most likely to reach consensus, followed by a formal endorsement proposal.  The proposal may be to issue a ranked choice endorsement, especially if the election uses Instant Runoff Voting (aka Ranked Choice Voting).  Proposals for endorsement also include language describing our reasons for endorsement in further detail.  If we fail to reach consensus on issuing an endorsement, our fallback voting threshold of 75% is a much higher bar than that used by most other political groups.

The SF Green Party may endorse any candidate in a  non-partisan race or in a partisan general election, but does not issue endorsements in other political parties' primaries.  Registered Green Party members are preferred, but are not guaranteed our endorsement.

Ballot propositions are vetted by the appropriate working group, which may choose to make endorsement proposals to the General Membership.  In cases where we require more information about a proposition, proponents and opponents are invited to speak at a forum and answer questions from the audience.  All meetings are open to the public.