OccupyForum presents . . . Francisco Herrera and Ross Mirkarimi: Addressing the Needs of the People, on Monday, September 28

Monday, September 28th from 6 – 9 pm at Local 2

215 Golden Gate Avenue near Leavenworth near Civic Center BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

OccupyForum presents…

Francisco Herrera and Ross Mirkarimi:

Addressing the Needs of the People

F R A N C I S C O   H E R R E R A

Francisco Herrera is a musician, a long-time Green Party member, and an activist with the Living Wage Coalition. He is running for Mayor in order to “bring the wisdom of the neighborhoods to City Hall.” Francisco has developed a 12-year plan for getting SF back to meeting the needs of the people who live here. And he has done this with over 200 residents’ input. In a speech to the League of Women Voters, he asked: “How do we get City Hall to listen to the wisdom of our neighborhoods and respect our strengths? What kind of city do we want for our children and grandchildren — for ourselves?”

Francisco started the “People’s Campaign” to form a long-term effort to develop a plan and vision of San Francisco as a city friendly and affordable to working families. Francisco’s platform includes building more affordable housing, eviction protection, a budget that prioritizes arts and human services, safe streets and a better Muni system, public education, an expansion of Healthy SF, an end to deportations and cooperation with ICE, accountable policing, and more living wage jobs.

Herrera has been endorsed by Jill Stein (Green Party US Presidential Candidate 2116), the Green Party,  the Peace and Freedom Party, the Tenants Union, SF supervisor John Avalos, former Calif. Assembly member Tom Ammiano,  SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, SEIU Local 1021, and AFT Local 2121, and many SF labor unions. You can find out more at:http://www.peoplescampaign.net/platform

R O S S   M I R K A R I M I

Ross Mirkarimi has succeeded in lowering the costs for inmates to stay in touch with their families by phone (a key factor in lowering recidivism). He has supported Five Keys, an award-winning high school inside the jail. Mirkarimi has increased visiting hours for all inmates, and houses transgender inmates according to gender identity. He also helps enroll inmates in Obamacare when released from jail. Sheriff Mirkarimi has made some good decisions that have put him at odds with Mayor Lee. He has strongly supported SF’s “sanctuary city” policy, which allows undocumented immigrants to cooperate with law enforcement without fear of deportation. Mirkarimi is also is the only Sheriff in the state to have an Eviction Assistance Unit, which protects tenants and slows evictions. This assistance, while short of an outright refusal to evict (which would result in Lee suspending Mirkarimi), has put Mirkarimi at odds with landlords and developers. The Green Party strongly endorses Ross Mirkarimi for another term as Sheriff.

Refreshments. 6-6:30 meet and munch. 6:30-9 Herrera and Mirkarimi Q & A and your input. Donations greatly appreciated. No one turned away. No money ever accepted from corporations… ever. From civic center BART come up escalator to UN Plaza and walk straight thru the plaza to Hyde St. Turn right on Hyde and walk 2 short blocks to Golden Gate. Turn right and walk to middle of the block to 215.

The Le Méridien and Hyatt on Fisherman’s Wharf are not respecting the right of workers to choose a union. UNITE HERE Local 2 has called for actions on those days. Join the Francisco for MayorCampaign on the picket line on Monday, Sept. 28, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 – 6 p.m. at Le Méridien, 333 Battery Street, between Clay and Sacramento. If you are willing to engage in a civil disobedience action, call 415-863-1225 or email sflivingwage@riseup.net

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