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THE GUARDIAN CLEAN SLATE GUIDE: Take this to the polls!

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Our Clean Slate Voters’ Guide for the November 2018 election

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Print this guide out here. Read our endorsements here. BAY GUARDIAN ENDORSEMENTS Governor: No endorsement Lt. Governor: No endorsements Secretary of State: Alex Padilla Controller: Betty Yee Treasurer: No endorsement Attorney General: Xavier Becerra Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond US Senator: Kevin De Leon Congress, District 12: Nancy Pelosi State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting STATE PROPOSITIONS Proposition 1: Yes Proposition 2: Yes Proposition 3: No Proposition 4:...

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...

ENDORSEMENTS for California Democratic Party delegates

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The California Democratic Party has long been dominated by insiders, politicians linked to big campaign donors – and that has prevented the party from going in a truly progressive direction. But that’s changing as a new generation of activists are running for statewide delegate positions. It’s going to be a process: All of the statewide elected officials (all Democrats) hold...

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...

ENDORSEMENTS 2019

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It’s an old political saw, but it’s worth discussing: Are you better off today in San Francisco that you were five years ago? If you’re a tenant, or a person making a middle-class income or less, or if you ride Muni, or if you care about homelessness and displacement, the answer is almost certainly worse. The agenda that the late...

Bay Guardian endorsement interview: Angela Alioto

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As part of our endorsement process, we are posting our interviews with the candidates. The interviews are undedited. Alioto talked to us about the tech boom, her position on Tasers, her history in the city, and how she would address homelessness. Among other things, she argued that Tasers will prevent police shootings -- although that's not how they are likely to...

Our 2019 CLEAN SLATE guide to take to the polls

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Here's our simple list of 2019 Nov. 5 election endorsements to help you fill out your ballot. Read why we're endorsing these issues and measures here. Mayor: No endorsement Supervisor, District Five: Dean Preston City Attorney: Dennis Herrera District Attorney: Chesa Boudin Public Defender: Monohar Raju Sheriff: No endorsement Treasurer: Jose Cisneros Board of Education: No endorsement Community College Board: Ivy Lee Proposition A: Yes Proposition B: Yes Proposition C: No,...