Political Action & Endorsements

UESF March 2024 Election Endorsements

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On Wednesday January 10th, our UESF Executive Board/COPE Committee voted to make the following endorsements for the March 5, 2024 elections:

We endorsed the entire Labor and Working Families slate for the San Francisco Democratic Party leadership elections. To vote in this election, you need to be a registered Democrat living in San Francisco. 

There are 24 members of the slate, broken down by CA Assembly Districts 17 and 19. Click here to see which district you live in. 

    • Assembly District 17 encompasses the eastern half of San Francisco and elects 14 members to the SF Democratic County Central Committee.
      • John Avalos
      • Patrick Bell
      • Gloria Berry
      • Vick Chung
      • Peter Gallotta
      • Kristin Hardy
      • Jane Kim
      • Jeremy Lee
      • Anita Martinez
      • Michael Nguyen
      • Joshua Rudy Ochoa
      • Sal Rosselli
      • Sydney Simpson
      • Adolfo Velasquez
    • Assembly District 19 encompasses the western half of San Francisco and elects 10 members to the SF Democratic County Central Committee.
      • Connie Chan
      • Queena Chen
      • Natalie Gee
      • Greg Hardeman
      • Frances Hsieh
      • Hene Kelly
      • Leah LaCroix
      • Sandra Lee Fewer
      • Gordon Mar
      • Mano Raju

Prop A – Vote YES: Affordable Housing Bond

Prop C – Vote No: Real Estate Transfer Tax Exemption and Office Space Allocation

Prop D – Vote YES: Changes to Local Ethics Laws

Prop F – Vote NO: Illegal Substance Dependence Screening and Treatment for Recipients of City Public Assistance

Prop G – No Position: Offering Algebra 1 to Eighth Graders 

UESF has no position on Prop G. Below is our UESF statement on Prop G:

UESF members have long held the position that our public schools should expand opportunities for students and teachers to engage in rigorous, meaningful math instruction, including 8th grade algebra, math acceleration classes, and lesson study, among many other interventions. While Prop G’s authors claim to be about bringing back 8th grade algebra, the truth is that Prop G provides no plan and no funding to make that goal a reality. It’s merely a political messaging document that serves as the latest example of performative politics and the continuation of school culture wars playing out in San Francisco. Had the backers of Prop G consulted with educators beforehand, they would have known that the district, educators, and other stakeholders have already been working on a plan to bring back equitable access to 8th grade algebra in the 2024-2025 school year. Indeed, the district already provided an interim update to the school board at their November 23, 2023 meeting and will also be sharing recommendations with the school board on February 13, 2024. The fact that the authors of Prop G either don’t know this information or are actively choosing to disregard it should tell everyone that this measure is mainly about finding a wedge issue to politically divide our city’s voters, not collaborating with school communities in service of our students. 

Whether or not Prop G passes isn’t the issue because, as the authors themselves state, this measure is only advisory in nature and doesn’t require anything of the district. In other words, Prop G is about performative politics, not meaningful policy. That’s why we’ve decided to take no position on the measure. UESF will, as always, continue to work in partnership with all SFUSD and City leaders that support and defend high quality public education in order to implement an effective, equitable 8th grade algebra policy that maximizes the benefits for all students, especially our most vulnerable students.

How to Vote in the March 5, 2024 Election

  • Registering to Vote
    • 1. Online voter registration application
      • You can register to vote online up through the registration deadline. 
      • If you do not have a signature on file with the DMV, you must print, sign, and return the application by mail or in person. 
    • 2. Paper voter registration application  
    • 3. Conditional voter registration application 
      • You can visit the City Hall Voting Center or a polling place and tell a poll worker that you want to register and vote. This option is available after the registration deadline through 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • In-person voting at San Francisco City Hall begins Feb. 5. If you are already registered to vote and prefer to vote by mail, your ballot should be delivered after Feb. 5. 
  • Additional voting information here

JOIN COPE!

UESF has a robust political and community engagement program. Through our political work, we seek to help build resources and support for our public schools and to bring commitment from across the city of San Francisco and the state of California to address the fundamental needs of our students. We also take part in coalition work to address issues of concern for educators and the families and communities we serve in San Francisco, including working to ensure that San Francisco remains an affordable place for all of its residents.

Join the UESF COPE (Committee on Political Education) Subcommittee! UESF members are invited to engage in the political education work of our union. It’s duties are outlined by the UESF bylaws and constitution. The Subcommittee established and leads the endorsement process for political candidates, mobilizes members for political campaigns and organizes political education efforts for our membership.

For more information about UESF’s political program or to join COPE, please email Cris Garza, COPE Director, at politics@uesf.org.

Paid for by UESF COPE Candidate PAC. Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate. Financial disclosures are available at sfethics.org. FPPC ID: 1311218.