New Leadership elected to Board
of S.F. D11 Democratic Club
The meeting on February 14 saw new Board members elected to lead the S.F. D11 Democratic Club with quite a few firsts.
The officeholders are as follows:
- President: William Juarez
- Vice-President: Rosario Cervantes
- Treasurer: Alex Walker
- Secretary: Lisa Lee
- Parliamentarian: Mary Goodnature
- At-large Member: Jose Torres
- At-large Member: Roger Underwood
The new president, William Juarez, will be a newly minted graduate of San Francisco State University this May. He is, however, no stranger to politics. He has precinct walked for the Club many times and was recording secretary for the Harvey Milk Democratic Club last year. Mr. Juarez, at 22 years, is the youngest President ever for the Club. We welcome his energy and new ideas.
Rosario Cervantes, the new Vice-President is well known in the community and has lived in the Excelsior for over 40 years. She is also Board President of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Ms. Cervantes has already contributed a lot of time and energy to the Club as Membership Chair and champion precinct walker.
Alex Walker is our new Treasurer and he brings a wealth of experience as well. He has held leadership positions in the Harvey Milk Democratic Club and the San Francisco Young Democrats.
Lisa Lee was elected Secretary. We welcome her organizing experience with the United Educators of San Francisco.
We welcome back our Parliamentarian, Mary Goodnature, and we know our meetings will always adhere to Robert's Rules of Order for efficient and fair meetings.
Last, we have two new At-Large Member's of the Board, Jose Torres, our current bylaws chair and Roger Underwood, who served in that capacity several years ago.
A HUGE note of gratitude to the outgoing board members. Our immediate past president, Nadia Conrad had to move out of the City due to the housing crisis and was no longer eligible for membership. The Club thanks her for the valiant service she provided over the last four years and we are all sorry to lose her. We trust her newborn baby will be keeping her busy. Mary Harris has been VP at least since 2008 and she will be missed, but we know her dedication to the District 11 community continues on. Thank you to Amy Morán our former Secretary for stepping up when we needed you. And thanks go out to the former At-Large Members, Mel Flores, and, Al Harris. We hope to see you all at the D11 Dems meetings and events.
Brigitte Davila published Proposition Endorsements for General Election 11/8/16 in Endorsements 2016-09-17 16:15:13 -0700
S.F. D11 Democratic Club
Endorsements for November 8, 2016
Thank you to all the members who turned out to our candidate endorsement meeting on Wednesday 9-14-16.
San Francisco Propositions
SAN FRANCISCO PROPOSITIONS
YES on A School Bonds for SFUSD*
YES on B City College Parcel Tax*
YES on C Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing*
YES on D Vacancy Appointments
YES on E Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalks *
YES on F Youth Voting in Local Elections*
YES on G Police Oversight*
YES on H Public Advocate
YES on I Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities*
YES on J Funding for Homelessness and Transportation*
YES on K General Sales Tax*
YES on L MTA Appointments and Budget*
YES on M Housing and Development Commission
YES on N Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections*
No on O Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
No on P Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property
No on Q Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks
No on R Neighborhood Crime Unit
YES on S Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds*
YES on T Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists *
No on U Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects
YES on V Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages*
YES on W Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million*
YES on X Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Businesses and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods *
YES on RR BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
No Endorsement on 51 School Bonds Funding for K-12 & Community College Facilities
YES on 52 Medi-Cal Hospital Fee*
No on 53 Statewide Voter Approval for Revenue Bonds
No on 54 Special Interest Legislation
YES on 55 Tax Extension to Fund Education & Healthcare*Read more
Brigitte Davila published SF D11 Dems Endorsements Election 2016 in Endorsements 2016-09-11 21:38:55 -0700
S.F. D11 Democratic Club Endorsements for November 8, 2016
Thank you to all the members who turned out to our candidate endorsement meeting on Saturday 9-10-16.
There will be a proposition endorsement meeting on 9-14-16 at Henry's Hunan. RSVP here.
Candidates listed below met or exceeded the 60% threshold for endorsement.
President and Vice President of the U.S.:
Hilary Clinton & Tim Kaine
U.S. House of Representatives, D12:
U.S. House of Representatives, D14:
CA State Senator:
CA Assemblymember, D17:
CA Assemblymember, D19:
S.F. District 11 Supervisor:
S.F. Board of Education (4):
Stevon Cook, Matt Haney, Rachel Norton, Mark Sanchez
S.F. City College Board (4):
Rafael Mandelman, Tom Temprano, Shanell Williams
BART Board, D9:
Brigitte Davila published Eboard Endorsements for Nov. 8, 2016 in Endorsements 2016-08-29 14:00:10 -0700
Eboard Recommendations for Nov. 8, 2016
San Francisco Propositions:
Yes Prop A: School Bonds Yes Prop B: City College Parcel Tax Yes Prop C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing (General Obligation Bond) No Recommendation Prop D: Vacancy Appointments Yes Prop E: Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalks Yes Prop F: Youth Voting in Local Elections Yes Prop G: Police Oversight
Prop H: Public Advocate Yes Prop I: Funding for Seniors and Adults With Disabilities (AKA Dignity Fund) Yes Prop J: Funding for Homelessness and Transportation Yes Prop K: General Sales Tax Yes Prop L: MTA Appointments and Budget No Recommendation Prop M: Housing Development Commission Yes Prop N: Non-Citizens Voting in School Board Elections No Prop O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point No Prop P:Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property No Prop Q: Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks No Prop R: Neighborhood Crime Unit Yes Prop S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds Yes Prop T: Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists No Prop U: Affordable Housing Requirements for Market Rate Development Projects Yes Prop V: Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Yes Prop W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million (Free City College) Yes Prop X: Preserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Businesses and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods No Recommendation Prop RR: BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
President: Hilary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Senator: Kamala Harris
House of Representatives, D12: Nancy Pelosi
House of Representatives, D14: Jackie Speier
State Senator: Jane Kim
District 11 Supervisor: Kim Alvarenga
Board of Education: Stevon Cook, Matt Haney, Rachel Norton, Mark Sanchez
City College Board: Rafael Mandelman, Alex Randolph, Shanell Williams, Tom Temprano
BART Board: Bevan Dufty
Candidate Questionnaires listed by Office in alpha order:
California State Senate:
California Superior Court Judge:
Supervisorial, District 11
City College Board:
Important Information about our General Election Endorsement Process
If you are a candidate for office in San Francisco and your contact information is listed with the San Francisco Department of Elections and you are registered with the Democratic Party, you should have already received an invitation to our Eboard interviews on August 27 or 28. If you did not receive a scheduled time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the candidate questionnaire can be downloaded here.
If you are a supporter or opponent of a proposition on the San Francisco ballot (this includes State propositions) and your contact information is listed with the San Francisco Department of Elections, you should have already received an invitation to our Eboard interviews on August 27 or 28. If you did not receive a scheduled time, please contact email@example.com.
Brigitte Davila published 2016 endorsment meetings 9-10-16 & 9-14-16 in Home 2016-08-22 19:46:29 -0700
Membership Endorsement Meetings
- Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:30 - 2:30 Candidate Forum co-sponsored with the D11 Council
- Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:30 - 4:30pm for all Candidate Endorsements
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30pm for all Proposition Endorsements
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.
Brigitte Davila published Membership Endorsement Meeting, April 13, 2016 in Home 2016-04-04 00:16:35 -0700
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES:Our upcoming Eboard Endorsement Meetings will be held in the Community Room at the Ingleside Police Station on April 2 and 3. Please save the dates. Once you have submitted your SFD11Dems Questionnaire we will ask you to sign up for a time slot. The deadline is Friday, March 25th at midnight (12am).Please send the completed questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF Document.The Membership Endorsement meeting is April 13, 2016. Please feel free to attend and bring your literature.The results will be posted on the home page and the endorsements page of the SFD11Dems website after the meeting.If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.Read more
Brigitte Davila donated 2015-11-04 14:14:17 -0800
Join the San Francisco District 11 Democratic Club
You can join the S.F. District 11 Democratic club or renew your existing membership from this page. There are two types of membership, Regular and Associate. Membership, dues, and voting privileges are documented in full in the Club's Constitution and Bylaws. To become a member, follow these steps:
Dues: All members, Regular and Associate, shall pay the following dues per year:
- $20.00 for an individual;
- $25.00 for a couple;
- $10.00 for an individual who is 65 years or older or youth under 21 years of age.
- $15.00 for a couple, at least one of whom is 65 years or older.
Membership Term: The membership year is the same as the calendar year.
Regular membership Regular membership is open to residents of San Francisco Supervisorial District 11 who are registered Democrats according to the official registration in the published precinct files issued by the Registrar of Voters of San Francisco City & County.
Additional categories of Regular Membership:
Membership is open to any District 11 residents of at least 17 years of age who declare their intention to register as Democrats when eligible and do so within one month of attaining their 18th birthday.
District 11 residents in the process of naturalization who declare their intentions to register as Democrats and do so within one month after attaining legal status, shall be eligible for membership in the Club.
Continuing Members are those Regular members in good standing in the prior calendar year.
Associate Membership is open to Registered Democrats who are not residents of District 11
I support the SF D11 Dems on the rise. No stopping us now!