November 2020 Endorsements

These are the SF Green Party's final endorsements for the November 2020 election.  We will be mailing a postcard to all registered Greens in SF.  Please donate to this effort (using the donation link on the left) if you can.  We will also publish a Green Voter Guide (online, here) with the reasons behind our endorsements.

 

President and Vice PresidentHowie Hawkins and Angela Walker (nominated at our national convention in July)

 

SF Board of Supervisors:

School Board: Matt Alexander, Kevine Boggess, Mark Sanchez

 

College Board: Aliya Chisti, Anita Martinez, Geramye Teeter

 

BART Board: no endorsement

 

Local Ballot Measures:

  • No on A: bond to fund Mayor's slush fund
  • Yes on B: split Sanitation and Streets department off from Public Works
  • Yes on C:  Allow non-citizens to serve on City commissions
  • Yes on D:  Sheriff oversight
  • No on E: ineffective police staffing proposal
  • Yes on F: makes business taxes more progressive
  • Yes on G:  Youth voting (16 year olds in local elections)
  • No on H: Neighborhood gentrification districts
  • Yes on I:  Increase real estate transfer tax on most expensive properties
  • No on J: repeal and replace parcel tax for SFUSD (we like the current parcel tax for teachers)
  • Yes on K:  Permit 10,000 units of social housing
  • Yes on L: tax on companies where executives make 100x as much as workers
  • No on RR: regressive sales tax for Caltrain (should be free to riders, paid for by state or local budgets)

 

State Ballot Measures:

  • No on 14: regressive bonds for stem cell research (should be part of state budget)
  • Yes on 15:  Split tax rolls for commercial and residential property
  • Yes on 16:  Repeal prop 209; allow affirmative action
  • Yes on 17:  Voting rights for people on parole
  • Yes on 18:  Youth voting (17 year olds to vote in primaries if they will be 18 by the general election)
  • no position on Prop 19: Allows transfer of property tax basis to all counties in CA, changes taxes on inherited properties
  • No on 20: fascist proposal to lock up more people and collect DNA from people convicted of misdemeanors
  • Yes on 21:  More rent control
  • NO on 22:  Allows Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as "contractors" in order to avoid taxes and regulations
  • Yes on 23: dialysis regulation, to help SEIU-UHW West
  • No on 24: water down consumer privacy laws
  • Yes on 25: keep laws eliminating cash bail (but we call on Democrats in the CA legislature to do this in a less racist way)

March 2020 Endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 election.

 

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

 

 

President:

 

Since we have a contested Presidential primary, Green voters will decide on our nominee and strategy for the November election. The national Green Party has a page on the candidates here, and most of them answered detailed questionnaires, available here.

 

The SF Green Party has met with several outstanding candidates, but we feel that it is our members' right to make a choice without our thumb on the scales. Please read the questionnaires above, and pick the candidate who will best represent our Party in November.

 

 

SF Ballot Measures:

State Ballot Measures:

SF Candidates:

Click below to read our complete Green Voter Guide.

Read more: March 2020 Endorsements

November 2018 Endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the November 2018 election.

We are handing out postcard-sized copies like the one shown on the right (additional endorsements are on the back).  If you can help distribute these, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are also mailing our endorsements to all our members.  If you can donate to help cover our printing and mailing costs, please use the "donate" link to the left!

 

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

 

Local Races:

D2 Supeno endorsement

D4 Supe#1 - Mike Murphy (Green Party member) #2 - Adam Kim (ranked endorsement)

D6 Supe: Matt Haney

D8 Supe:  no candidate sought our endorsement this time, although we just endorsed Rafael Mandelman in June.

D10 SupeTony Kelly

BART Board: Janice Li

Community College BoardBrigitte Davila & John Rizzo

School Board:  Gabriela López, Mia Satya, & Li Miao Lovett

AssessorPaul Bellar

Public Defender:  Jeff Adachi

 

SF Ballot Measures:

NO on A (Seawall bond)

NO on B (Privacy rules that undermine our sunshine and public records laws)

YES on C (Our City Our Home)

YES on D (Cannabis tax)

NO on E (Hotel tax set-asides)

 

State Ballot Measures:

NO on 1 (Bond to buy private housing for veterans)

YES on 2 (Revenue bonds for permanent supportive housing for mentally ill homeless people)

NO on 3 (Bond for dams)

NO on 4 (Bonds for private children's hospitals)

NO on 5 (Realtor scam)

NO on 6 (Gas tax repeal)

YES on 7 (Daylight savings time repeal)

YES on 8 (Fair pricing for dialysis)

YES on 10 (Stronger rent control)

NO on 11 (Ambulance employee regulations)

YES on 12 (Prevent animal cruelty)

 

Click below to read our complete Green Voter Guide.

Read more: November 2018 Endorsements

November 2019 Endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the November 2019 election.

 

We are handing out postcard-sized copies like the one shown on the right.  If you can help distribute these, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are also mailing our endorsements to all our members.  If you can donate to help cover our printing and mailing costs, please use the "donate" link to the left!

 

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

 

SF Candidates:

 

SF Ballot Measures:

  • NO on A (housing bonds for mostly private housing)
  • no position on B (tiny changes to a commission name and appointments)
  • NO on C (JUUL ballot measure)
  • NO on D (Uber/Lyft ballot measure)
  • NO on E (allow private development on public open space in SF)
  • YES on F ("sunshine on dark money")

 

Click below to read our complete Green Voter Guide.

 

Read more: November 2019 Endorsements

June 2018 Endorsements

These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the June 2018 election.

We are handing out a bookmark version of our voter guide.  If you can help distribute bookmarks, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We are also mailing our endorsements to all our members.  If you can donate to help cover our printing and mailing costs, please use the "donate" link to the left!

 

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

 

Update, May 14: All Greens involved in making our original endorsements have reached unanimous consensus to withdraw our endorsement of Angela Alioto, after she filed a ballot initiative that would result in undocumented immigrants who are arrested under suspicion of committing a felony to be turned over to ICE, without giving the person a chance to contest the accusation.  This act is contrary to Alioto's stated positions in response to our candidate questionnaire, and we cannot support any candidate who denies an accused person's right to due process.

 

Local candidates

All candidates we endorsed for Mayor and D8 Supe answered our election questionnaires.  You can read their answers here.

 

Statewide candidates

 

Local propositions

  • YES on A:  Public utility bonds
  • YES on B:  Prohibit appointed commissioners from running for office without resigning first
  • YES on C:  Tax on Commercial Rents to fund Childhood Education
  • NO on D:  Tax on Commercial Rents to fund Homelessness Services (because it would kill Prop C)
  • YES on E:  Ban on sales of flavored tobacco products
  • YES on FRight to an attorney for tenants facing evictions.
  • YES on G:  Parcel tax to give SF teachers a pay raise.
  • NO on H:  Tasers for SFPD.
  • NO on I:  Advisory measure about the Warriors that will have no effect other than to decrease voters' support for the ballot initiative process.

 

Regional proposition

  • YES on RM-3:  Raises bridge tolls to pay for more public transit (although some goes to highways, and we think all the money should go to public transit)

 

State propositions

  • YES on 68:  $4 billion bond that mostly goes to state parks and wildlife (with our usual bond reservations).
  • YES on 69:  Restrict vehicle fees to be used for transportation, with more money for transit (although we would like even more of this money to go to transit).
  • NO on 70:  Raid on "Cap & Trade" fund (although we want real effort to fight climate change, not Cap & Trade).
  • YES on 71:  Allows statewide ballot measures to have time delays.
  • YES on 72:  Tax breaks for rainwater capture systems.

 

Click below to read our complete Green Voter Guide

Read more: June 2018 Endorsements