LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St.
On September 14 at 6:30pm, our general membership meeting will be all about Field! With the November election rapidly approaching, Alice’s field program is ramping up. Our field team will walk through our program, go over the basics of “Field 101”, and get Alice members signed up to volunteer.
We will also be voting on early endorsements for two races in the November 8, 2016 election – Scott Wiener for CA State Senate District 11 and Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate. Voting will be open from 6:30 – 7:30 PM on Monday, September 14th at the LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. Mark your calendars for another great general membership meeting.
We also want to wish all who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy new year and are grateful for your understanding as we hold this meeting on the first night of the Jewish New Year.
Every August before a November election, the Alice Political Action Committee (PAC) gets together to carefully consider every ballot measure and Democratic candidate that will come before San Francisco voters. The discussions are insightful and offer the opportunity to really dig into the various measures.
This year Alice has another great slate of endorsements. On the candidate side, we are very excited about the Alice endorsed city-wide leaders, Mayor Edwin Lee, District Attorney George Gascón, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, and Treasurer Jose Cisneros. We are also particularly enthusiastic about our support for two amazing women running for office for the first time, Vicki Hennessy for Sheriff and District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen. And of course, we are very proud of Alice Board Member Alex Randolph, and his campaign to retain his seat on the City College Board of Trustees. All of these candidates have demonstrated a strong commitment to the city, to the Democratic Party and to the LGBT community.
The eleven ballot measures that San Franciscans will decide at the ballot can certainly be confusing. At our PAC meeting, we heard from speakers representing both sides of each measure and then as a PAC, discussed them in detail. It is through this deliberative process that we come to our endorsement decisions. We know it can be daunting to go through the ballot guide that will arrive in our mailboxes in a few weeks, but the Alice endorsements come with a promise that we have seriously considered these measures and that the club came to a solid consensus on our position for each of the measures.
In the coming weeks, our field team will be reaching out to voters across the city to spread the word about these great endorsements and to increase voter turnout. No matter how you vote, San Francisco is always better served by high levels of participation in our elections, so tell all your friends, family members and neighbors to vote by November 3rd.
Watch this newsletter for updates on our field efforts – we would love for you to join us!
Zoe Dunning and Brian Leubitz
Co-chairs, Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Are you interested in helping Alice-endorsed candidates? That’s great, we can get you connected to some of the many field events this fall. Come to our meeting on September 14th or firstname.lastname@example.org to join our field program.
Our first event is an Alice phonebank night for District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen at her HQ (241 Columbus Avenue) this Thursday September 3 2015 5-8 p.m. Email Martha Knutzen to sign up!
Join Alice in supporting the San Francisco Young Democrats! And if you act quickly, you can get half off of tickets by entering the code “toklashalf” when you purchase tickets.
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7PM
Where: Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St
Yes on Prop D – Mission Rock Kickoff – September 12
Join Alice friends and San Francisco City Leaders for the official Kickoff to the Yes on Prop D campaign to create more parks, jobs and affordable housing for San Francisco in what used to be a parking lot across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park.
WHERE: Delancey Street: Herbert Halper Town Hall
600 The Embarcadero (map)
WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
RSVP: Eventbrite link: http://goo.gl/lohLiA
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Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
2261 Market Street #1800
San Francisco, CA 94114