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Meet, compare & contrast the four candidates running for California State Assembly in the Feb. 15th Special Election: David Campos, Matt Haney, Bilal Mahmood, Thea Selby. Check out their websites […]

We are pleased to announce that PHDC has been officially rechartered by the San Francisco Democratic Party – and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our beautiful, historic Neighborhood House at 953 De […]

In January, we nominated most of the existing Executive Committee members to return for 2021. Nominations will remain open and we will elect the Club Executive Committee on Tuesday. We’ll […]

Potrero Hill Democratic Club invites you to meet people running for CA Democratic Party delegate in Assembly District 17. What do delegates do? • Elect party officers & regional directors […]

Deadline Monday, Jan. 11th…

January 10th, 2021

…to register to get a mail-in, postage-paid ballot to vote in the upcoming California Democratic Party delegate elections. Register here. For more information and Assembly District 17 candidate statements, click […]

Happy New Year! Please join us Tuesday, January 5 at 6:00 PM for the first Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting of 2021.The primary agenda item will be to discuss the […]

Here are the endorsements for the November 3, 2020 general election made by member vote at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. all endorsements for […]

Join us virtually as we consider candidates for Board of Education and BART Board, plus local measures pro& con. Email us at [email protected] for Zoom login info. 2020 Board of […]

Here are the endorsements for the November 3, 2020 general election made by member vote at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. City College Board […]

One key role of the Club is making informed endorsements. Primary endorsements for federal and state offices remain in effect for the General Election. We are sending questionnaires to local candidates and […]

How are these two crises connected? Explore the many ways with our thought-provoking speakers, Dr. Tom Newman, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Hunter Cutting, Sierra Club SF Group. The meeting […]

We are going to meet virtually to plan for November’s election and keep up to date with COVID-19 developments This Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 PM would usually be our […]

Potrero Hill is ready to support the Democratic team. We’re united in support of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and candidates and causes up and down the ballot. Join us at the Yankee to watch […]

2020 Organizing Meeting

January 27th, 2020

Interested in being involved with the Potrero Hill Dem Club this year? Want to help Dems win in 2020?Join us next Tuesday to help plan how we educate and turn […]

The Potrero Hill Democratic Club voted January 7 on endorsements for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Endorsements Endorsement in a single seat race requires that a candidate receives […]

The Presidential Primary Election is March 3, and we’ll be voting on our club endorsements in our January meeting. Join us to hear from candidates, review all the ballot measures, […]

We had a spirited meeting on December 3. Learn more below about the topics. Democratic Presidential Candidates Representatives from the following campaigns attended the meeting. Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders Amy […]

December Monthly Meeting

November 22nd, 2019

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm WHERE: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St As we gear up for 2020, we are getting a head start […]

In just a few days, we’ll be wrapping up the 2019 election season (make sure you vote on or before Tuesday, November 5 – see Club endorsements here!) and launching […]

We need help getting the word out about the Potrero Hill Democratic Club and the 2019 and 2020 elections at the Potrero Hill Festival. The work is easy – you’ll […]

Join us as we watch and discuss October’s Presidential Primary Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio as the field narrows. We’ll be voting on the Club’s primary election endorsements […]

Thanks to all the members who attended and voted on endorsements for November’s election. Endorsements are determined by ranked-choice voting by regular members who attend our endorsement meeting. Here are […]

Just a week after our Potrero Hill District Attorney Debate on August 27 (see below), we’ll be hosting our ballot review and endorsement meeting on Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 […]

We’ll be switching up our normal August meeting schedule to co-sponsor the Potrero Hill District Attorney Debate with the Potrero Boosters at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. All four District […]

Our Shop Local silent auction is one of our most popular events each year. Snag great merchandise and services from local merchants and businesses while supporting the work of the […]

Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to our panelists! As we discussed, there is A LOT to do before 2020 in order to take back our country, and […]

June Membership Meeting

May 23rd, 2019

The State of the Resistance Join us on Tuesday June 4 to hear how local activists are fighting the GOP agenda – even from deep blue San Francisco. Contrary to […]

May 7th meeting followup

May 9th, 2019

South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco and Potrero Hill Democratic Club would like to thank everyone who participated in our May 7th meeting. Panelists and organizations: – […]

Co-hosted by the South Beach District 6 Democratic Club For our May meeting, we’ll be discussing issue of food insecurity and hunger in Potrero Hill and beyond. We’ll hear from […]

We had a spirited discussion on Tuesday about how we can work together to make our green dreams a reality. Thank you to the panelists for taking time out of […]

PHDC’s April membership meeting, co-hosted by San Francisco Tomorrow, is packed with ideas for reversing climate change. Panelists include: Gabrielle Lichtenstein, Sunrise Movement/Green New Deal Michelle Pierce, Bayview Hunters Point […]

Looking for Volunteers

March 13th, 2019

The Potrero Hill Democratic Club is looking for volunteers to support our activities. We rely on volunteers to ensure we can bring you the monthly meetings. We currently need additional […]

Labor unions have a long history in San Francisco, and continue to be a significant force in the San Francisco business community and government. This Tuesday March 5, we’ll have […]

On the second Tuesday of the month (instead of our normal first Tuesday because of the holiday), our headliner is former State Assemblyman, Board of Supervisors president, and School Board […]

It’s Election Confidential time! Get the skinny on what it’s really like to campaign in a town where politics are deemed to be a blood sport. A conversation with Hill […]

Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s endorsement season concludes with an evening of lively debate with 10 of the candidates running for the San Francisco Board of Education in November.  PHDC endorsement […]

At Tuesday’s meeting, we’ll hear from candidates and representatives for local office campaigns and ballot measures, and vote on more endorsements. A little after 8 pm, we will have all […]

  This November, we choose a new District 10 Supervisor. So, on August 28, please come and learn about four leading candidates’ visions for Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, the rest of […]

We’ll hear from representatives for state office campaigns and some ballot measures. PHDC board members will provide brief overviews of the rest of the measures. On the endorsement ballot (click […]

Support these generous businesses! 83 Proof Former Mayor Art Agnos ‘āina Hawaiian restaurant ARCH Art & Drafting Supplies Sharon Beals photographer Bell and Trunk Flowers Paul Bellar property appraiser Burke […]

Food, drink, live jazz, friends and great deals! Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s Party & “Shop Local” Silent Auction is always a celebration of and for the community – and a […]

• Discussion of the June election with Democratic County Central Committee member & former D10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell. • Preview of the plan for November elections nationwide, from local hero […]

First, a bit of Club biz: We’ll consider an amendment to our bylaws (introduced in March) to consider the possibility of a ranked-choice endorsement for ranked-choice elections, repeating the ranked-choice […]

We’ve invited the candidates below to attend, using the roster of qualified candidates from the California Democratic Party (as a Democratic club, we cannot endorse non-Democrats in partisan races). U.S. […]

There have been lots of candidate appearances and forums around the city, but this one is a real live mayoral debate – with the candidates asking questions of and responding […]

Topics: What is really in the horrible Republican tax bill, and why that is Reason #1 to Take Congress Back in November; a new community-led effort to create a Public […]

Tues Nov 7th:

November 2nd, 2017

Dan Bernal, Congressional Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi‘s SF Chief of Staff, will discuss and answer your questions about  the insanity of the past year on Capitol Hill.  Closer to home, […]

At Tuesday’s meeting, we’ll bring this year’s ongoing phonebanking directly into our club! If you’ve never phonebanked, or if you are phonebank-curious, this will be a fun and easy introduction, […]

Evolve CA returns to PHDC: campaign manager Ian Fregosi will update us on the efforts, long supported by the Club, to close the corporate loopholes in Prop 13.  Make It […]

Come hear from PHDC members and allies who went to the California Democratic Party convention two weeks ago in Sacramento: the drama, the frustration, the crucial issues. Also, a discussion […]

At Tuesday’s meeting, we welcome back Amy Farah Weiss of the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge, featured in March 2016 on our illuminating, inspirational panel on interim homelessness solutions (video here), […]

At our next meeting, we’ll have updates from the many Resistance fronts that have opened up, from single-payer healthcare in California to boycotts nationwide.  And we’ll plan our next steps […]

We focused our resistance efforts on joining the renewed Sanctuary City movement, here in the neighborhood that possibly started that movement in the early 1980s.* We were honored to have […]

Two-plus weeks after the “inauguration,” we find that all the challenges we feared are coming at us, almost all at once.  So for the foreseeable future, our Club will focus […]

  If you too think that the fight against Donald Trump requires turning the Democratic Party into a genuine party of the people, please come!  PHDC is proud that two […]

Tuesday, Jan 3rd: Fighting back

December 29th, 2016

Like many of you, the Potrero Hill Democratic Club wants to give 2016 a swift kick out the door.  More than 77% of our endorsed candidates and campaigns won on […]

There will be no regular PHDC meeting in December. Instead, come celebrate the season, and prepare to stand up to Trumplandia, at our annual neaighborhood party co-sponsored with Potrero Boosters Neighborhood […]

Election night parties

November 5th, 2016

  The nail-biting, the nightmares, the nonstop toxic “news” – will stop soon (at least, we hope so). You don’t want to be alone when you find out how it […]

It’s time to raise a glass to your chosen candidate and cheer her on again! And maybe voice your opinion (loudly) about what the other one says.  Please join PHDC […]

First-term Assemblymember (and PHDC-endorsed candidate for re-election) David Chiu won the 17th District Assembly seat in a close and hard-fought race in 2014.  Since then, he and his family have […]

US President and Vice President HILLARY CLINTON and TIM KAINE United States Senator KAMALA HARRIS US Representative, District 12 NANCY PELOSI California State Senator, District 11 JANE KIM Member, State […]

Final Endorsements for November 8

September 13th, 2016

From the Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting of September 13: Superior Court Judge, Office No. 7 VICTOR HWANG BART Board of Directors, District 7 LATEEFAH SIMON BART Board of Directors, […]

From the Potrero Hill Democratic Club meeting of September 6: US President and Vice President HILLARY CLINTON and TIM KAINE US Representative, District 12 NANCY PELOSI Member, State Assembly District […]

19 endorsements down, 33 to go!  Just last week, Club members and friends completely filled the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (capacity 239) to see the only post-primary State Senate debate […]

Food, drink, jazz and great deals! Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s Party & “Shop Local” Silent Auction is always a celebration of and for the community – and a fundraiser for […]

November 8th is about a lot more than Hillary Clinton vs. the toxic clown car of today’s Republican Party.  There are 17 state ballot measures (and more than two dozen […]

Register voters with PHDC in Dolores Park before the Mime Troupe’s opening, then picnic and enjoy the show. Spend July 4th, Independence Day, being super-patriotic: Register voters! (Note that we […]

“It’s not that art & politics don’t mix – I just wanna do more art,” says longtime PHDC president Joni Eisen. (The mix, in the photo at right by FBFE: […]

Some of our endorsed candidates for the SF DCCC came for a meet-and-greet. The SF Democratic County Central Committee, the governing body of the SF Democratic Party, registers voters and […]

After a lively – as usual for PHDC – endorsement meeting for DCCC candidates, featuring the candidates in small groups interacting with each other as well as the audience, thirteen […]

Candidates who have submitted completed questionnaires will appear in small groups at regular intervals, to present and answer questions. Come and meet them! Ballots are due at the end of […]

Tuesday, April 5th: Judicial candidate forum, Presidential primary, ballot measures – RESULTS The forum of candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office #7 – Paul Henderson, Victor Hwang, Sigrid Irias (counterclockwise […]

We’ve heard about the problems. We’ve seen the problems. At this meeting, the conversation was about SOLUTIONS – real, imagined; happening, never tried; possible, impossible; short-term, long-term; direct action, legislation; […]

Guns and sugar – how sadly American is that? We took up both topics, and more. Robyn Thomas, left, Executive Director of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, has […]

City College Trustee John Rizzo, recently returned from testifying in DC against the deservedly disgraced accrediting commission, gave an update on the situation at CCSF. With the help of PHDC’s […]

There will be no regular PHDC meeting in December. Instead, come celebrate the season with us and our friends in the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association. Local beer, local snacks, local […]

VOTE!!! Since our regular venue, the Neighborhood House theater, will be used as a polling place, PHDC will hold its monthly meeting in the back room of the Connecticut Yankee. […]

What is the impact of the worst drought in 1300 years on San Francisco, its residents and the Bay environment? Are we doing enough? Come hear and question the experts […]

A good time was had by all! Our fabulous donor list is here. Thank you everyone who helped produce the auction & party, who donated auction items and food, and […]

★ Proving that Ed Lee is NOT running unopposed, Mayoral candidates Francisco Herrera,  Amy Farah Weiss, and Dan Kappler (write-in), discussed  issues vital to San Franciscans. ★ Actually unopposed candidate […]

Latest endorsements from PHDC

September 1st, 2015

The club voted on the following endorsements at its September 1st meeting. Endorsements for propositions or candidates for a single office require at least 60% of votes cast. San Francisco […]

The Community College Board candidate forum included three of the five candidates running for one open seat (left to right): Wendy Aragon, Alex Randolph (appointed incumbent), Tom Temprano – brilliantly […]

Fantastic panel, thought-provoking discussion. See some photos on our Facebook page.  Below are bios of the panel, which include contact info for organizations they are affiliated with. At the bottom […]

 The news has been maddening, depressing, heart-breaking. We need to stand together and say this has to stop. For those who want to respond to the tragic, senseless violence against […]

Calle 24, the stretch of 24th Street running from Mission Street to Potrero Avenue, is known as “El Corazón de la Misión”, or “The Heart of the Mission.” Calle 24 […]

Sue Vaughan spoke in opposition to AB 61, introduced in the State Assembly by Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, which would grant legal authority to local transit agencies to allow private […]

SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera spoke about his wide-ranging work protecting the city and its residents. Cases have included protecting children from sex trafficking, defending evicted tenant relocation payments, protecting […]

Since the District 10 Supervisor, the City Attorney and the Sheriff are all our neighbors – and PHDC members – the Club decided to invite them all separately to address […]

PHDC started off 2015 with a couple of thought-provoking topics, both of which engendered very active audience participation. Dale Carlson (left) of the Share Better SF coalition discussed a proposed […]

Not a political party,  just a fun, neighborhood afternoon party. Instead of our regular December meeting, PHDC is delighted again to be co-hosting the Potrero Boosters’ annual holiday party, open […]

PHDC is happy to join Noe Valley Democratic Club* to present a recap of the November 4th election this Thursday by Dr. Corey Cook, Director of the Leo T. McCarthy […]

Please note that our club neither solicits nor accepts any money from endorsed candidates or campaigns.

The meeting was mostly devoted to actively promoting PHDC-endorsed candidates and campaigns, like those of David Campos for Assembly, Tony Kelly for Supervisor, Daniel Flores for Judge, John Rizzo for […]

            At the Tuesday, Sept 2 ballot measure endorsement meeting were state and local ballot measure speakers pro and con, with Q&A of course. We […]

Potrero Hill Democratic Club members and friends had an evening of live jazz, food drinks and fun. Plus walls & tables full of cool stuff to bid from the fabulous […]

Arguments pro and con for a variety of measures on the November 4th ballot made for an engaging evening of mini-debates. There was a literal turf battle (at right, Mike Murphy […]

Wednesday July 2: DEBATE!

June 19th, 2014

Candidates for District 10 Supervisor shared their ideas, expertise, and love for the neighborhoods of District 10 Wednesday at the Neighborhood House in an intense debate, ably guided by moderator […]

PHDC was there with endorsed-campaign swag, voter registration forms, 94107 t-shirts and CA DISCLOSE Act petitions.

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