Rethinking What's Possible.
DEAN FOR D5
We did it. On November 5 2019, hundreds of volunteers showed up to help us win the election for District 5. We ran an unapologetically progressive and honest campaign, and we made history as the first SF democratic socialist campaign to win in 40 years. We enter 2020 with so much to do, with promises to deliver on, and with an ever-growing coalition committed to real change.
But it's not over yet. In 2019, I won the election to finish out my predecessor's term. In 2020, I am running for a full, four-year term. My vision for San Francisco remains the same, and I look forward to achieving it with you.
All over the world, cities are embracing Democratic Socialism.
We need to rethink what’s possible for San Francisco. We need a Green New Deal for San Francisco starting with clean public power instead of PG&E. We need a San Francisco Public Bank that can divest our tax dollars from global corporations and invest locally in affordable housing, low-cost loans for first-time homeowners and small business, and help pay off student and medical debt. We need smart and creative solutions like universal mental healthcare, social housing, free transit and preschool for all. Here in District 5, we CAN and WILL save Midtown and implement a whole new approach to housing and homelessness.
My vision begins with building on the major achievements we’ve had at the grassroots level.
We know we can achieve bold change because we’ve already done it. I wrote and passed Prop F which gives a free lawyer to tenants facing unfair eviction. I backed and helped fund Prop C, which tackles our homeless crisis by taxing large corporations to double housing and mental health care to our homeless population.
As supervisor, I am all about working with neighbors to identify the issues that we really want to address, and then thinking and acting BIG to help meet those needs together.
I’ve lived in District 5 for 20 years. Together we’ve fought successfully for more affordable housing, to give Midtown tenants a voice, and to protect locally-owned small businesses from national chain stores. I’m a public school parent and I ride MUNI every day. I am committed to zeroing-in on our most local issues, taking the temperature on a rapidly changing city, and funneling our innovation towards affordable living for families, efficient and speedy transit, protection for our small businesses, and decisive steps to protect our democratic process from being overwhelmed by corporate interests.
LET'S BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE & MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.