Scott Wiener Campaign HQ Opening
When: Saturday, February 20, 12:00 PM (noon)
Where: 4035 18th Street (at Hartford)
Campaign HQ opening & mobilization for Scott Wiener for State Senate. Alice has early endorsed Sup. Wiener, so come out to show our Alice pride!
June Election Endorsement Vote
When: Monday, March 21, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: 518 Valencia St
Vote on Alice’s endorsements for the June 2016 election. This meeting is in lieu of our regular March 14 meeting.
Co-Chair Column, February, 2016, Louise “Lou” Fischer
On Jan 11, 2016, I proudly accepted the nomination to serve as Female Co-Chair of Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. In 7 years on the board, I served as a committee Co-Chair for 6 years: Field, Field, Finance, Finance, PAC and PAC – yes, I did each position twice in a row….redundancy is a good thing, redundancy is a good thing…With Male Co-Chair, Brian Leubitz as my 7th “Alice husband”, I am the “Elizabeth Taylor” of Alice and I probably broke the record for highest number of husbands at Alice.
While every one of my husbands is special and every board member is unique and wonderful, I’m excited to be working with Brian, a long time board member and mentor. Together we bring a dedication (or slight obsession?) to organization, an insatiable love of spreadsheets, insistence on using open source software and applications whenever possible and a pure love of voter data that can be quantified, crunched or otherwise reduced to binary form.
We will be presiding over one of the most culturally diverse Alice boards ever and have followed through on our commitment to add more women and people of color to both our full and affiliate boards. Alice is committed to developing young leaders, and now we range from college age to…well, a lot older and let’s leave it at that.
2016 will be the biggest and best election year since 2008 (and 2000 before it and 1992 before it….clearly there’s a pattern.) While the rest of the country will be focusing on Hillary or Bernie versus whatever clown comes out of the tiny Republican car first, we in Alice are energized by the exciting local races in June and November.
We are looking forward to completing our endorsement slate in March, but already we have early endorsed former Alice co-chair Supervisor Scott Wiener to replace long-time friend of Alice Mark Leno in the State Senate. Scott will be an effective leader for San Francisco in Sacramento, bring his history of creative solutions to a broad range of issues facing the state. And of course, we are all looking forward to supporting our endorsed candidate for Senate, Attorney General Kamala Harris.
But beyond our early endorsements, March’s endorsements are sure to be full of strong leaders. San Francisco offers any number of talented leaders up and down the ballot. From incumbents in the Assembly all the way to long-time Alice Board member Alex Randolph, who will be running for re-election to the Community College Board of Trustees.
Supervisorial Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be on the November ballot and 3 districts (1, 9 and 11) are “open seats” with no incumbent, so this will be interesting. Oh, and then there’s the always exciting Democratic County Central Committee races. With all this excitement on the June ballot, be sure to look out for the Alice slate card for a strong batch of endorsements.
Please join us at our General Membership meetings (see website for dates) at our new temporary location, 518 Valencia Street (at 16th) and follow our website and calendar for exciting events throughout 2016. If you see a bunch of people in stylish purple Alice T-shirts in your neighborhood during the election cycles, feel free to join in, the more the merrier!
Louise “Lou” Fischer, Co-Chair
Co-Chair, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
RT @RafaelMandelman Vigil for RBG tonight at 7 pm at Harvey Milk Plaza. Bring a candle, and wear a mask.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero to all Americans. Her dying wish was to not be replaced until after the next president’s inauguration, and having the Senate vote on an appointee before then would be an insult to her legacy. It’s up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen. twitter.com/tackettdc/stat…
Ride share companies are spending over $180 million to inundate voters with ads for #Prop22. That money could be going towards healthcare & a living wage for drivers, but instead these corporations are spending it to continue skirting labor laws
RT @BrandonHarami I really feel for elected officials who don't have someone to staff them, especially when it comes to managing their calendars. Also if you can you should pay your electeds a living wage. There's no way their jobs aren't full time if they're doing them right.
RT @PeteButtigieg All day we've been seeing haunting, otherworldly images from friends in Northern California. This not theoretical: the climate crisis is here and we cannot trust our future to those who won't even acknowledge it. twitter.com/TomSteyer/stat…
RT @ProjectLincoln Trump shouldn’t have four more minutes as President, let alone four more years.
RT @samklew HOLY SHIT WE BEAT THE CORPORATIONS @OurHomeSF JUST WON THERE ARE NO MORE COURT CASES PROP C OFFICIALLY PASSED FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR HOUSING FOR UNHOUSED SAN FRANCISCANS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭😭😭
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