March 3, 2020 Pissed Off Voter Guide

Voting Logistics: 

3/3: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you’re in line by 8pm you can vote!

Where’s your polling place? See YourFuckingPollingPlace.com, call 311, or anyone can vote at City Hall or SF State (798 State Drive) or Joseph Lee Rec Center (1395 Mendell Street

People with Felony Convictions Can Vote! You can still vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you.

Slackers Can Vote: You can still register and vote on Election Day--even if you're not registered already!! Just go to your Polling Place and say you want to "register conditionally and vote provisionally!"

No Party Preference and Decline to State voters can vote in the Democratic Primary! Just request a Democratic ballot when you go to your polling place if you want to weigh in on this big one.

Do you want to change your vote? Did you already fill out your absentee ballot, but changed your mind? If you haven't put it in the mail yet, you can take it to your polling place and tell them you messed up and you want to vote at the polls. Easy-peasy!


March 2020:
Presidential Primary

Federal Offices

State Legislature

Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC)

DCCC Assembly District 17 (East side of town)

John Avalos
Hillary Ronen
David Campos
Chris Christensen
Matt Haney
Frances Hsieh
Shanell Williams
Kevin Ortiz
Nomvula O’Meara
Jane Kim
Honey Mahogany
Gloria Berry
Peter Gallotta
Anabel Ibañez

DCCC Assembly District 19 (West side of town)

Mano Raju
Queena Chen
Leah LaCroix
Li Miao Lovett
Janice Li
Gordon Mar
Faauuga Moliga
Keith Baraka
Kelly Akemi Groth
A.J. Thomas

SF Superior Court Judges

State Proposition

City & County Propositions

  • Prop A: Bond for Crumbling City College Facilities & Vocational Training: YES
  • Prop B: Earthquake & Safety Bond: YES
  • Prop C: Give Former Housing Authority Employees Benefits: YES
  • Prop D: Tax on Leaving Storefronts Empty: YES
  • Prop E: Force Office Developers to Care about Affordable Housing: HECK YEAH!

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November 5, 2019 Pissed Off Voter Guide

November 2019:
Attack of the Appointed Incumbents!

City & County Offices

City & County Propositions

  • Prop A: $600M Affordable Housing Bond: YES
  • Prop B: Representation for Disabled and Aging Adults: YES
  • Prop C: Let Juul Write Vape Law “For The Children”: HELL FUCKING NO
  • Prop D: Teeny Tiny Traffic Tax on Lyft and Uber: YES
  • Prop E: Finally! Affordable Housing For Teachers and Families: YES
  • Prop F: Sunlight on Dark Money: YES

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November 6, 2018 Voter Guide

11/6: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you’re in line by 8 you can vote!

2018 Midterms: The Resistance Strikes Back!

Federal, State, and Regional Offices

Governor: No Endorsement
Lieutenant Governor: Ed Hernandez 💩😕💩
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
State Treasurer: Fiona Ma 💩😕💩
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Board of Equalization, District 2: Malia Cohen 💩😕💩

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
U.S. Congress, District 12: No Endorsement
U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: Phil Ting

Judges: Not official endorsements, but recommendations based on our research below:

Carol A. Corrigan: NO
Leondra R. Kruger: YES
James M. Humes: YES
Sandra Margulies: NO
James A. Richman: NO
Marla Miller: NO
Peter John Siggins: YES
John B. Streeter: YES
Alison M. Tucher: YES
Barbara Jones: YES

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Community College Board: Brigitte Davila, John Rizzo, Thea Selby
BART Board, District 8: Janice Li
Board of Education: Alison Collins, Gabriela Lopez, Faauuga Moliga

State Propositions

Prop 1: $4B Bond for Affordable Housing: YES
Prop 2: Allow Previous Bond Money to Be Used for Homeless Housing: YES
Prop 3: $9B Bond for Water Projects: YES
Prop 4: $1.5B Bond for Children’s Hospitals: YES
Prop 5: Expand Prop 13 for Property Owners: HELL NO!
Prop 6: Repeal Gas Tax and Require 2/3rds Vote for Future Gas Taxes: HELL NO!
Prop 7: Start the Process to Eliminate Daylight Saving Time: YES
Prop 8: Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Charges: YES
Prop 9: Stupid Vanity Prop to Divide CA in Thirds: KICKED OFF THE BALLOT!
Prop 10: Repeal Costa Hawkins! Allow Expansion of Rent Control! HELL YES!
Prop 11: Private Ambulance Companies Try to Mess with EMTs’ Work Breaks: NO
Prop 12: New Standards for Confinement of Farm Animals: YES

Local Propositions

Prop A: $425M Bond to Start Rebuilding the Seawall: YES
Prop B: Privacy First Policy: YES
Prop C: “Our City, Our Home!” Tax Big Businesses to Fund Homeless Housing and Services: HELL YES!
Prop D: Two for One! Tax on Cannabis and on Non-SF Companies that Sell Stuff Here: YES
Prop E: Restore the Hotel Tax Allocation for Arts and Culture: YES

San Francisco Offices

Assessor-Recorder: Paul Bellar
Public Defender: Jeff Adachi

Board of Supervisors, District 2: No Endorsement
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Gordon Mar
Board of Supervisors, District 6: Matt Haney
Board of Supervisors, District 8: Rafael Mandelman
Board of Supervisors, District 10: #1 Tony Kelly #2 Uzuri Pease-Greene

(Note: 💩😕💩 indicates candidates we're not super excited about, but we recommend holding your nose and voting for them, because they're better than their opponents.)

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June 5, 2018 Voter Guide

Voting Logistics!

↓ scroll down for the endorsement cheat sheet ↓

Where’s your polling place? Call 311, see SFelections.org, or vote in City Hall.

Key dates:

  • June 2-3: Weekend voting in City Hall! 10am-4pm.
  • June 4: Vote at City Hall, 8am-5pm.
  • June 5: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you're in line to vote by 8pm, they gotta let you!

Little Known Voting Facts:

  • 16- and 17-year-olds can (almost) vote! You can pre-register and your registration will automatically be activated when you turn 18!
  • Felons can vote! Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!
  • Slackers can vote: Election Day Voter Registration!
    Did you miss the 5/21 deadline to register to vote? For the first time in California, you can still vote - register and vote at City Hall. You can’t use a normal polling place, but if you go to the basement of City Hall you can register and vote there! Go ahead, make history! Do it!

TL;DR:
The League Endorsement Cheat Sheet

Printable 11x17" voter guide (SF plus state)


Mayor

1-2-3 Ranked Choice Vote

#1 Jane Kim
#2 Mark Leno
#3 Amy Farah Weiss

Board of Supervisors

District 8: Rafael Mandelman

State Propositions

Prop 68: $4B Bond for Parks, Drought Protection, Climate Adaption - Yes
Prop 69: Require Diesel Tax to Be Spent on Transportation Stuff - Yes
Prop 70: Give Republicans & Corporate Dems Power on Cap’n’Trade Funds - No
Prop 71: Delay Effective Date of Ballot Measures Until All Ballots Are Counted - Yes
Prop 72: Rainwater Capture Systems Won’t Trigger Property Tax Assessments - Yes

Regional Measures

Regional Measure 3: Raise Bridge Tolls $3 Over 7 Years to Fund Transportation Projects - Yes

Local Propositions

Prop A: Authorize Public Utilities Commission to Issue Clean Energy Bonds - Yes
Prop B: Commissioners with Conflicts Can’t Be Candidates - Yes
Prop C: Commercial Rent Tax for Child Care & Early Education For All - Hell Yes!
Prop D: Divisive Commercial Rent Tax for Too Little Housing - Disappointed No :(
Prop E: Uphold the Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products - Yes
Prop F: Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Eviction! - Hell Yes!
Prop G: Parcel Tax to Give Teachers a Raise! - Hell Yes!
Prop H: Let Police Use Tasers on Nonviolent People?!? - Hell No!
Prop I: SF Shouldn't Steal Sports Teams from Other Cities - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

State Offices

Governor: Delaine Eastin
Lieutenant Governor: Gayle McLaughlin
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Kevin Akin
Attorney General: Dave Jones or Xavier Becerra (Dual Endorsement)
Insurance Commissioner: Nathalie Hrizi
Board of Equalization, District 2: No Endorsement

Federal Offices

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar or Ryan Khojasteh (Dual Endorsement)
Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Legislature

State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: No Endorsement

Judges

Superior Court Judge, Seat 4: Phoenix Streets
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7: Maria Evangelista
Superior Court Judge, Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof
Superior Court Judge, Seat 11: Niki Solis

School Offices

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

 

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November 8, 2016 Voter Guide

***Click here for a printable 17x11" PDF of our voter guide***

Voting Logistics! Make a plan for how and when you're going to vote!

Polls are open 7am-8pm.

Where’s your polling place? Look it up here, or call 311, or anyone can vote in City Hall. Or if it's 7:50pm and you can't make it to your polling place, find the nearest one and vote provisionally.

Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!

TL;DR - the League Endorsement ‘Cheat Sheet’!

National Races *

US Senate: Kamala Harris

US House District 12: Preston Picus

US House District 14: Jackie Speier

California Legislature

State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim

State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement

State Assembly, District 19: No endorsement

Superior Court Judge

Office No. 7Victor Hwang

Board of Education

      Stevon Cook
      Matt Haney
      Mark Sanchez

Community College Board

      Rafael Mandelman
      Tom Temprano
      Shanell Williams

BART Board of Directors

District 7Lateefah Simon

District 9Bevan Dufty

Board of Supervisors

District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer

District 3: Aaron Peskin

District 5: Dean Preston

District 7: Norman Yee

District 9: #1 Hillary Ronen
                   #2 Melissa San Miguel

District 11: #1 Kimberly Alvarenga
                     #2 Francisco Herrera

State Propositions

Prop 51: School Construction & Repair Bond - No Endorsement
Prop 52: Wonky Hospital Medi-Cal Matching Fees - Yes
Prop 53: Require Even More Bonds On the Ballot - No
Prop 54: Publish Bills 72 Hours Before a Vote - Yes
Prop 55: Extension of Income Tax on the 1% - Hell Yes
Prop 56: Tax E-cigs & Bump Up Cigarette Tax - Yes
Prop 57: Progressive Parole Reform - Hell Yes
Prop 58: Allow Multilingual Education in Public Schools - Yes
Prop 59: Citizens United Sucks - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Prop 60: Moralizing Crusade to Require Condoms in Adult Films - No
Prop 61: Wonky Prescription Drug Pricing Change - No
Prop 62: Repeal the Death Penalty - Hell Yes
Prop 63: Gavin Newsom’s Vanity Gun Control Prop - Ugh, fine
Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization - Hell Yes
Prop 65: Redirect Money from the Disposable Bag Fee - No
Prop 66: Kill Everyone Even Faster with the Death Penalty - AYFKM? No!
Prop 67: Protect the Plastic Bag Ban - Yes

San Francisco Propositions

Prop A: Local School District Bond - Yes
Prop B: Renew the Parcel Tax for City College - Yes
Prop C: Bond to Make Loans to Buy and Fix Affordable Housing - Yes
Prop D: Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials - Hell Yes
Prop E: Make the City Responsible for Street Trees - Yes
Prop F: Vote 16! - Hell Yes
Prop G: Rename the Office of Citizen Complaints - Sure :/
Prop H: Create a Public Advocate - Yes
Prop I: Set Aside Funding for Seniors & People with Disabilities - Yes
Prop J: Set Aside Funding for Homelessness & Transportation - Yes
Prop K: Sales Tax to Cover Prop J’s Set Aside - Yes
Prop L: Shift 3 of 7 MTA Board Appointments from Mayor to the BoS - Yes
Prop M: Create Oversight Commission & Kill Realtor Props P & U - Yes
Prop N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections - Hell Yes
Prop O: Special Favor for Lennar Corp on Office Development - No
Prop P: Snarl Affordable Housing in Red Tape - Hell No
Prop Q: Demonize Homelessness for Political Gain - Fuck No
Prop R: Micromanage the Police Department - No
Prop S: Reallocate Hotel Tax to Arts and Homeless Family Services - Yes
Prop T: Restrict Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists - Yes
Prop U: Eliminate Affordable Housing - Hell No
Prop V: One Cent an Ounce Soda Tax - Yes
Prop W: Luxury Property Transfer Tax - Hell Yes
Prop X: Preserve Industrial and Arts Spaces - Yes

Regional Proposition

Prop RR: $3.5 Billion Bond to Repair & Upgrade BART - Yes

 

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