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ENDORSEMENTS! The case for six progressive supes, Kim for state Senate …

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This is, to channel our favorite presidential contender of 2016, a HUUUGE election. There’s an increasingly scary presidential race, control of San Francisco City Hall up for grabs, and crucial state and local ballot measures. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS In June, most local progressives did well, and while the Bernie Bump was...

Putting tenants first in the Democratic Party

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“That’s Sacramento” the old timers say, as they shake their heads. For the entire time that I’ve worked on housing justice in San Francisco, housing activists have told me about about our inability, year after year, decade after decade to defeat the Ellis Act and Costa Hawkins, two laws that were written for and by the real estate industry...

Stay tuned for the 2018 Clean Slate Election Endorsements Guide—in print and online

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** Sign up for our newsletter and get the Endorsements in April. ** Support us so we can do this. ** Get news updates from daily site 48hills ** Snag a retro Bay Guardian T-shirt or tote! We’ve lived through a lot of bad mayors. Nine years of Dianne Feinstein, who created a downtown-development gold rush that began the gentrification crisis we see...

Endorsements: Kim and Leno for mayor. Mandelman for supervisor. Eastin for governor. Yes on F, No on H

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>>> DOWNLOAD OUR CLEAN SLATE VOTER GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS HERE! It’s odd, considering the critical importance to the future of the city, that the news media haven’t been that fixated on the mayor’s race. Debates and forums take place several times a week. Key endorsements happen regularly. The city—this deeply wounded city, under attack from speculators and...

Opinion: The progressive case for Measure AA

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Editor's note: The Bay Guardian endorsed against Measure AA. You can read our argument here. This is a response by Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, and Aaron Peskin San Francisco progressives stand united in our commitment to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, the Bay Area’s defining feature and greatest natural treasure. That’s why we strongly support Measure AA, our region’s...

VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!

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The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated...

Guardian endorsements: A quick guide

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For a full explanation of Guardian endorsements, see here. For an easily printable, PDF version of this guide, click here. President: Bernie Sanders US Senate: Kamala Harris Congress, D 12: Nancy Pelosi State Senate, D 11: Jane Kim Superior Court Judge: Victor Hwang State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting Prop. 50: Yes Prop. AA: No Prop. A: Yes Prop. B: No Prop C: Yes, yes, yes Prop....

Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary

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Below are our complete endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary elections.  PRESIDENT Bernie Sanders Two elements come into play in the presidential primary, and we think both favor Sanders. The first, of course, is beating Trump. We do not subscribe to the “Bernie or bust” theory, and in November, we will be endorsing and strongly supporting any Democrat who wins the nomination....

ENDORSEMENTS: Kim for state Senate, Sanders for President, Yes on C …

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PLEASE NOTE: THESE ENDORSEMENTS WERE FOR THE JUNE 2016 PRIMARIES -- FOR OUR NOVEMBER ENDORSEMENTS, CLICK HERE.  The Democratic primary season is almost over. It’s almost certain that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee (and, for the sake of the nation, we hope she will be the next president). But it’s critical that people still go to the polls...