With plenty of candidates and over 40 propositions on the ballot, we had to expand to TWO big endorsement meetings in September. Everyone is welcome to attend as there are a lot of important propositions on the ballot
The SF D11 Democratic Club is co-sponsoring a candidate forum with the D11 Council from 11:30 to 2:30. Local candidates for the State Senate, Judge and D11 Supervisor Race have been invited. The location is the Crocker Amazon Clubhouse on Moscow at Italy. Check the calendar for more info
Our candidate endorsement meeting will commence immediately after the forum. The S.F. District 11 Democratic Club will also invite the candidates for School board and City College board. While it might seem like a long day, this process is very important to the future of our District. Of course, there will be plenty of food to keep our energy up for these very important decisions. Please RSVP here. The candidate endorsement meeting is also at the Crocker Amazon Clubhouse.
The propositions will be presented, discussed and voted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the venerable Henry Hunan's Restaurant at 4753 Mission Street. We will provide summary sheets describing the propositions and speakers on some of the major ones. Please RSVP here. Again, it sounds like a long night but with a little political fellowship and a lot of noodles, you will emerge an educated voter!
Regular dues-paying members are eligible to vote on endorsements. Regular members can pay their dues on the spot to be eligible to vote on endorsements. New members who joined and paid dues 30 days ago or more are eligible to vote. All members of the community are invited to attend.
The membership meeting on February 10, 2016 was bittersweet as some D11 Democratic Club Board members stepped down and new Board members stepped up. Most notably, our past president, Brigitte Davila, told us in November that she would not be running for re-election as President of the District 11 Democratic Club. Her duties as City College Trustee and member of the Balboa Reservoir CAC are taking up most of her time. We will miss her and all she brought to the Club. During her tenure she expanded the outreach of the Club considerably and brought the Club into the 21st Century with "new-fangled" innovations such as a Club logo and brand, social media platforms, streamlined Club email and a website (The one you are now reading!). She also diversified the Club in terms of age and ethnicity. Last, but not least, she brought back old-fashioned precinct walking with our slate information, further raising the profile of the Club. Roger Underhill also left the Board this year. He served in one of the Member-At-Large positions for several terms as a stalwart supporter of the Club and always present at Board and Club events. Roger is a volleyball referee and, sadly, his Wednesdays and Saturdays are now off limits and that prevents him from continuing on in this role. Thank you also to Claire Zvanski who will be retiring as our past-president. We will miss them all, but hope they will still be around as active members.Read more
The neighborhoods of Cayuga Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Ingleside, Merced Heights, Mission Terrace, Oceanview & Outer Mission have a lot at stake this year. We will, for the first time in 8 years, elect a new supervisor in District 11. The office of supervisor is extremely important as City Hall often forgets our little corner of San Francisco. We need someone to remind them that our District is the most ethnically diverse, has the most homeowners, has more children under 18 than any other district in San Francisco. Our issues include reliable and appropriate public transportation, housing for middle class and working class residents, appropriate support for recreation facilities considering the number of children in this district, support for small business on the Geneva, Mission and Ocean Avenue corridors, just to name a few to start. We want your issues also. What are the burning issues in your neighborhood? Please include yours either in the comment section below or at our next Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Ingleside Police Community Room, 1 John V. Young Drive in Balboa Park. For more info and to RSVP click http://www.sfd11dems.com/calendar
Before discussing the endorsements - a few important reminders:
If you don't aready receive Vote-by-Mail ballots and you would like to, please click here to request online. You can also download the Vote-by-Mail form, fill out, print and either mail to or drop off at the Department of Elections in the basement of City Hall. (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 48, San Francisco, CA 94102) Mail your ballot by October 31 to ensure timely delivery or drop it off at City hall or any polling place by the close of the polls at 8:00pm.
And now on to the endorsement news....Read more