Archive for the ‘Social justice’ category

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 organizations addressing this problem in our neighborhoods and learn how we can all be involved in solutions. Panelists include: John Stokes, Volunteer Co-manager of Friends […]

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 Community Advocates /SF’s Climate Emergency Declaration Daniel Tahara, Citizens’ Climate Lobby/federal climate legislation recently introduced Magick Altman, Extinction Rebellion/direct action. We’ll also hear an update […]

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), with an update on what the City is doing (or not doing) with our neighborhood encampments, and some new proposals that are now gaining momentum.   […]

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 on ongoing, practical resistance against the Republican agenda in Washington, and the corporate agenda in Sacramento and City Hall.  Each meeting will start with quick […]

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 November 8, but the losses were especially hard. But now it’s on: building from the wreckage of 11/8. It’s already been written repeatedly that California […]

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 makes endorsements. Their citywide election mailers powerfully influence Democratic voters to support or oppose particular candidates and ballot measures. But we believe the DCCC has […]

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; good, perfect… The amazing panel consisted of (left to right in photo above): Emily Cohen, Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office of HOPE Shira Noel, Policy and […]

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 of this post,please find links to further reading, recommended by participants. RHEEMA CALLOWAY San Francisco-born, raised in the Ingleside district and Bayview/Hunters Point, Rheema is […]

 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 the people of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, here is the church website. You can donate either to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund to help […]

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