[SFGP] Greenzine: special endorsement meeting this Wednesday

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September 2
SF Green Party Weekly News and Events


Dear Greens,

     We endorsed some candidates for local office last Wednesday after
our candidate forum, and will finish making endorsements tomorrow
evening at a special endorsement meeting (see below).  Our complete
endorsements to date are listed at the end of this newsletter and also
posted on our website:


     If you have a question about any of the propositions, come to our
meeting tomorrow to ask!  We've invited proponents and opponents of
several of the propositions to make presentations and answer questions.


SF Green Party Special Endorsement Meeting
Wed, September 3 - 7-9 pm
Redstone Building, Room 302
2940 16th Street (between Mission and South Van Ness)

Although we have started making endorsements on propositions, there
are still many more to consider, and we'll finish looking at these at
a special endorsement meeting on 9/3.

We'll consider the following propositions:
Prop A - transportation bond
Prop B - Muni funding tied to population growth
Prop C - Children's fund
Prop D - Retiree Health Care
Prop E - Soda Tax
Prop F - Pier 70
Prop J - Minimum Wage Increase
Prop K - Affordable Housing Policy
Prop 48 - Casino Referendum

Full text for all local props is posted here:

State props are here:

If you want to find out more about any of these, come ask a question!
All our meetings are open to the public, so come if you're a new
member or thinking of joining us.


Our endorsements so far:

Local Props:
* YES on G - anti-speculation real estate transfer tax
* YES on H - keeping Golden Gate Park natural grass
* NO on I - would allow nighttime lighting and fake turf on all parks
* NO on L - the "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 - no 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
* SF Board of Education - no endorsement
* BART Board, D8 - no endorsement

State Props:
* NO on 43 - anti-environmental water bond
* NO on 44 - 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
* YES on 49 - statement opposing unlimited corporate bribes


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