[SFGP] Greenzine: endorsements and upcoming campaign events

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Fri Sep 5 20:26:37 PDT 2014

September 5
SF Green Party Weekly News and Events


Dear Greens,

     We finished making our endorsements this week!  Over the next few
weeks, we'll be writing up statements explaining the reasons behind
our decisions.  They will be posted on our website, here:


An invitation to Greens from the Campos Campaign:

The Campos for Assembly campaign is having a big kick-off this
Saturday at 10am at the 24th Street Mission Bart Plaza.  We will be
doing a huge precinct walk right after the rally at around 10:30am.
In addition, we have our phonebanks starting next week Monday through
Thursday from 5-8pm.  I would love to be able to have Green Party
activists call fellow San Franciscans that are registered as members
of the Green Party.  Please let me know if you can help us.  We are
open to having you come into the office or we would be happy to give
you list to call from a location of your choice.  Really hope you can
send some members on Saturday!

     If you can help precinct walk or phone bank, go the kickoff, or
email cc at sfgreens.org, and we'll put you in touch with organizers from
the Campos campaign.


Our endorsements for November:

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 - 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
* Public Defender - Jeff Adachi
* 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
* 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


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