get our newsletter or

facebook

Twitter

SFGreenParty
.@MichaelPetrelis Our events are in our newsletter; lots going on since the election: list.sfgreens.org/pipermail/anno…

3 hours ago in reply to MichaelPetrelis

SFGreenParty
Willie Brown: "everyone is going to be making a killing." twitter.com/mayoredlee/sta…

1 day ago

FitzTheReporter
Sometimes it's like @sfexaminer and @sfchronicle report in different universes. Which #SF do we live in? #SB50 pic.twitter.com/6bu9o4jNCa

Retweeted 1 day ago

roseaguilar
It's hard to hear Sanders on foreign policy. If only Jill Stein were on stage. End wars, drones, cut military spending by 50% #DemDebate

Retweeted 2 days ago

FHerreraSFMAYOR
With Supervisor Avalos and former mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin at 1778 Newcomb Avenue #StopEvictions pic.twitter.com/FdXI6Ezlmw

Retweeted 2 days ago

EFF
EFF
If you're in San Francisco tomorrow, come protest the TPP at noon in front of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office: eff.org/event/tpp-betr…

Retweeted 3 days ago

AvalosSF
Charter Amendment to allow a vote on @sfbos prez whenever composition of BoS changes twitter.com/avolberding/st…

Retweeted 4 days ago

SFGreenParty
Kudos to the Clinton campaign team for doing their homework! dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ar…

5 days ago

 

November 2015 endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the November 2015 election.  We will be mailing a postcard like the one below to all our members, so if you can donate to this effort please click the "Donate" link to the left.

 

Our complete Voter Guide is now posted.  Click "read more" to see full explanations of the reasons behind our endorsements.

 

Local candidates:

Mayor: #1 rank: Francisco Herrera , #2 rank: Amy Farah Weiss (this is a ranked choice seat, so vote for multiple people in order of your preference)

Sheriff: Ross Mirkarimi (sole endorsement)

Community College Board: Wendy Aragon (sole endorsement; this is NOT a ranked choice seat, so the person with the most votes wins, even if not a majority)

SF Board of Supervisors, D3: no candidate from District 3 sought the Green Party's endorsement

SF City Attorney: no endorsement

SF District Attorney: no endorsement

SF Treasurer: no endorsement

 

Local propositions:

NO on A: "affordable housing" bond with few restrictions and little oversight on what the money will be spent on

YES on B: more paid parental leave for City employees

NO on C: "ethics reform" that would stifle grassroots organizing against the Democratic Party Machine

NO on D: Mission Rock luxury development near the Giants stadium

NO on E: "sunshine and open government law" that would make it easier for corporations to stack public comment; also a stalking horse to circumvent campaign spending limits for next year's Supervisorial race in District 1

YES on F: real regulations on Airbnb and other fake hotel companies

NO on G: "renewable energy truth" act allowing PG&E to lie about how dirty their energy is

YES on H: clean energy act put on the ballot to counter PG&E's deceptive Prop G

YES on I: temporary moratorium on building luxury housing in the Mission

NO on J: "legacy business historic preservation fund" that would create a slush fund for the Democratic Party Machine to reward favored businesses

YES on K: initiative requiring development of 100% affordable housing on smaller publicly owned properties that are developed for housing, and a mix of luxury and affordable housing in larger developments on public property

 

Click below to read our complete Green Voter Guide:

 

Read more: November 2015 endorsements

November 2014 endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the November 2014 election.  We are mailing a postcard like the one below to all our members, so if you can donate to this effort please click the "Donate" link to the left.  We also need volunteers to help us hand these out.

Our complete Voter Guide is now posted.  Click "read more" to see full explanations of the reasons behind our endorsements.

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 - Jamie Whitaker (sole 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 1 - anti-environmental water bond

NO on 2 - 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)

 

Click below to read our complete Voter Guide:

Read more: November 2014 endorsements

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

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