Political Action

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 contact Anabel Ibânez at aibanez@uesf.org.

Saturday, May 7th @ 11:00 AM 
Buena Vista Horace Mann

Join the COPE Membership meeting to interview of candidates for San Francisco Board of Education, and to make a recommendation on who UESF should endorse for the November General Election. 

In November, San Francisco voters will elect three Board of Eduction commissioners. Your participation in the school board elections matter! The Board of Education makes policy decisions that ultimately impact what happens in the classroom, and the quality education we provide to our students.  

We seek to endorse three commissioners that are pro-public education, pro-union, and who will fight with UESF for the schools our students deserve! Be part of the endorsement process: 

When: Saturday, May 7th 
Time: 11:00 AM 
Where: Buena Vista Horace Mann

The meeting is open to all UESF members but only COPE members may vote for the endorsement recommendation. To attend the COPE Membership Meeting you may RSVP here. For more information and to join COPE, contact Anabel Ibáñez at aibanez@uesf.org or 415-370-2585.