Photo: Gretta Penélope Hernández. At Hua Zang Si | 美國舊金山華藏寺. in San Francisco.
In Every Barrio, on Every Block, Organize!
Despite massive voter suppression and intimidation tactics, hours-long waits at the ballot box, misleading leaflets telling people to vote on the wrong day, and tens of millions of dollars in SuperPAC money, Obama pulled out a victory Tuesday. This...
San Francisco Rising- The People’s Voter Guide
Brought to you by SF Rising's member organizations: Causa Justa :: Just Cause , Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Dolores Street Community Services, Filipino Community Center (FCC), Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER), South...
Dates to Remember
- 10/30 Last day to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot by mail
- 11/6 Election Day - If you are voting by mail, the ballot must be received on Election Day. You can drop it off at a polling place, as long as the polls are open. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Election Day is coming up soon. Know what you are voting for!
Proposition 30. Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Proposition 30 is the result of a historic compromise between the Restore California Coalition and Governor Jerry Brown, the first time a governor had to negotiate directly with a coalition of...
Other Sciences / Social Sciences
California neighborhoods reeling from record foreclosures also experienced lower levels of voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside.
Voters who lost their homes were not the only ones who appear to have been affected, sociologist Vanesa Estrada-Correa and political scientist Martin Johnson...
Here are some snaps from our Developing the Conscious Organizer Series that began June 6, 2012. Enjoy!
Movement building with allies Commuities United Against Violence (CUAV), Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), & Street Level Health! At least 50 people packed the class at our West Oakland office.
Jonathan Bean, one of our...
East Oakland Fights for the Basics
by Tram Nguyen
Kimberly Shanklin drives slowly through the narrow residential streets of East Oakland in her gray van. When she spots a goateed, dreadlocked young man crossing the street, Shanklin stops the car and calls out to him. “Excuse me! I just wanna give you some information. About a free community...
Causa Justa :: Just Cause held its first Joint Membership Meeting of the year in our new location in West Oakland!Primero reunión de miembros de 2012. Here are some photos/fotos
Check out what we've been up to:
• Oakland’s General Strike On November 2nd, approximately 50,000 people turned out to mass actions held during the Oakland General Strike called by the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, and supported by dozens of community based organizations, unions, and activist groups. The actions shut down every major...
In coordination with the Right to the City Alliance, Causa Justa :: Just Cause has been anchoring the Bay Area Engaged Voter Organizing trainings. This has been a dynamic and inspiring process of bringing our San Francisco and Oakland electoral allies together to build our collective expertise in running successful civic engagement programs.
Our goal has been to develop an...
At a time when it feels like the whole country is out to Tea, our communities are building a progressive stronghold.
At Causa Justa :: Just Cause we know that decisions made in the electoral arena impact our communities. With the former mayor of Oakland set to be state governor, and the former mayor of San Francisco poised as the incoming lieutenant governor, now more than ever we see the importance of our local campaign work here in the Bay.
Come hear the candidates on how they will address the critical issues of development, affordable housing, foreclosures, tenant rights, public housing, homelessness, services for homeowners and tenants. At a time when thousands are losing their homes and facing various forms of housing instability, our new Mayor will play a key role in addressing these vital needs of many Oaklanders.
On Tuesday, November 2nd 2010 a range of issues that directly affect the lives and interests of working class communities in our cities will be up for public vote. While voting does not always create the kind of deep change we desire, it is one mechanism available to us to affect laws and policies that impact our communities. Causa Justa :: Just Cause encourages those of who have the ability to vote to do so.
The following is Causa Justa :: Just Cause’s endorsements for the statewide, San Francisco, and Oakland ballot measures.
As census outreach winds down, a new vehicle for civic engagement has kicked into gear. The San Francisco Electoral Alliance brings together day laborers and domestic workers, low-income tenants and low-wage workers, families fighting displacement in the Bayview and youth fighting for justice in their schools. The SF Electoral Alliance will work towards changing the balance of power so that working class communities of color in San Francisco have a stronger voice and a more decisive impact on local elections.