Friday, October 7, 2011
AFT 2121 endorses John Avalos for San Francisco mayor
AFT 2121 members and CCSF students greatly valued hearing from each of the candidates who attended the union's mayoral forum on Wednesday: Leland Yee, Phil Ting, Dennis Herrera, Bevan Dufty, David Chiu, Terry Joan Baum, and John Avalos.
Each of the candidates had support among our COPE membership. The local's election rules do not allow for ranked choice voting, but it was possible to endorse multiple candidates. However, in the end, only one candidate reached the necessary 50% plus one threshold to receive AFT 2121's endorsement, and that was John Avalos.
Saturday, October 15th: Workers for Avalos Rally and Canvass
Join the city-wide labor mobilization to elect John for Mayor! Support his plan to create thousands of living wage jobs for San Franciscans, and be part of the movement to build a livable city for all of us. RSVP at this link for more details.
Workers for Avalos
Saturday, October 15 · 10:00am
Duboce Park, Duboce Ave & Noe St
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And more COPE positions:
- David Onek for DA
- Listen to Onek's endorsement interview with the Bay Guardian to hear about his focus on education instead of incarceration, helping youth, and fixing the broken criminal justice system
- Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff
- Educators for Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff: Rally & Mobilization • Saturday, October 8 • 10:00am - 2:00pm • Muniel Leff Mini Park (also known as Arguello Park) SF, CA (7th Ave & Geary)
- No, no, no on Prop D -- this deceptive measure unfairly balances the city's budget on the backs of city workers.
Learn more about AFT 2121's COPE.
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OCCUPY ... everywhere! and related events building momentum
Things are moving fast out there, and the media is only beginning to catch up, so we want to make sure you know about some of your options to learn about and support this tremendous "occupy everywhere" shift that's changing the conversation about who's to blame for our country's economic crisis.
Are you part of the 99%? San Franciscans plan to turn out downtown for a 7:00 AM rally on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (Indigenous People's Day) to say so. See this link to learn more. Organized by activists of color in order to highlight the communities most deeply impacted by the economic crisis brought on by the banks and corporations, this rally will link the growing movement to Occupy Wall Street (West)/Make Banks Pay with ongoing struggles for economic justice here in San Francisco.
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