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Congratulations to our newly elected Board of Supes and Board of Ed Members!
Last week, in our elections recap, we summarized some of the most significant ballot initiative victories and losses for low-income children and families in San Francisco and in the state. This week, we want to take a moment to congratulate all the newly elected (and re-elected) Board of Supervisors and Board of Education Members:
Board of Supervisors District 2: Mark Farrell
Board of Supervisors District 4: Katy Tang
Board of Supervisors District 6: Jane Kim
Board of Supervisors District 8: Scott Wiener
Board of Supervisors District 10: Malia Cohen
Board of Education: Emily Murase, Hydra Mendoza, and Shamann Walton
We look forward to connecting with all of the new and returning BOS and BOE members early in the new year to discuss our members’ priority issues and strategize solutions to the problems in our schools and communities. Together, we can make 2015 a milestone year of change for children and families in San Francisco!
THURSDAY: What's Next? A Post-Election Forum
Sponsored by: Jobs with Justice, SF Labor Council and SF Rising
When: Thursday, November 13th 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission St., SF by Powell St. BART
San Francisco is in crisis. What did this election mean for working class families and communities of color struggling to stay in this city? What's next for us as progressives and our future efforts? Join us for this critical discussion.
Panelists include Neva Walker, San Francisco Rising and ED of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth; Tim Redmond, Editor of 48hills; Emily Lee, Families for an Affordable SF and Chinese Progressive Association Action Fund; and Mike Casey, President of UNITE HERE Local 2
Moderated by Mario Yedidia, Coordinator of SF Rising
Click here for more info and to rsvp
Tell the Board of Supes to Support the Retail Workers Bill of Rights!
Strong wages, stable hours and sane schedules are the basics that all families in our community deserve to build a good life. But too many people who serve our food, stock our shelves and sweep our floors have jobs that grant too few hours on too short notice and require them to be at the beck and call of their employer.
That’s because corporations like Target and McDonald’s have rigged the rules by intentionally denying employees more hours and implementing scheduling systems that wreak havoc on their ability to take care of their families.
The Retail Workers Bill of Rights will help employees of San Francisco’s massively profitable chain stores and restaurants secure fair and consistent schedules with enough hours to plan their lives and provide for their families. Very soon the Board of Supervisors will vote on this bill. Please urge the Board of Supervisors to support this commonsense policy NOW. Click here to email your Supervisor today.
This Saturday 11/15 10am to 5pm: Howard Zinn Book Fair at Mission High School
At 5:30, following the Book Fair, there will be a People’s Plenary – a celebration of the ways we find hope in difficult times. Keynote speakers are renowned authors Robin DG Kelley and Rebecca Solnit and there will be performances by Dregs 1
(Hip-Hop), La Collectiva (Popular Theater, Walidah Imarisha (Poet) and Aimmee Suzara (Poetry). The People’s Plenary also includes readers inspired by the Voices of the People’s History of the United States, a Howard Zinn edited collection of speeches from organizers, visionaries and troublemakers from throughout history. Voices guests include Supervisor Eric Mar, USF Professor Rachel Brahinsky and Labor Organizer Maria Guillen, and activist Eric Talbert.
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Jobs with Justice San Francisco 4th Anniversary Event: 11/21
Jobs with Justice SF is celebrating four years of struggles and victories on November 21st. It will be a special and festive gathering of activists from all of JWJ's different movements, labor and community. Join JWJ for live music, heavy appetizers, light alcohol, inspiration and friends. Click here to RSVP and buy tickets.
In the news:
Moving Student Photos Document School-to-Prison Pipeline, Huffington Post 11/3/14
Warriors award $1M in Grants for Local Education, NBA.com 11/5/14
San Francisco’s Universal Pre-School Could Prove a Model for So-Cal Counties, SCPR 11/7/14
Restorative Justice Reduces School Violence, Nationswell 11/7/14
Will California Again Lead the Way on Prison Reform, The New Yorker 11/7/14