Hundreds Gather for “Yes on C, No on D” Campaign Kickoff in San Francisco


On Saturday, September 24, more than 500 members of labor and the community gathered for the “Yes on C, No on D” campaign kickoff in San Francisco. The event was organized by San Franciscans United for Health Care Reform and included live music by Warren Hellman’s bluegrass band, The Wronglers, and speeches by local leaders including Supervisor John Avalos and Mayor Ed Lee. Following the kickoff party, hundreds of attendees (including Local 21 members) walked precincts throughout District 5, hanging door hangers and knocking on doors to talk to voters about the importance of voting yes on C, and no on D.

Prop. C, which was put on the ballot by labor, city leaders, and other stakeholders, will save at least $1.3 billion for the City over the next decade, and will strengthen our pension plan, minimize layoffs, and protect services by making smart, sustainable changes to the contribution structure of the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System. Prop. D is a competing pension reform measure that asks for unsustainable changes and was put on the ballot without any input from public employees groups. For more details on these measures visit the campaign website.

Join us for twice weekly phone banks every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm as we call members and friendly voters to educate them about propositions C and D. Email us to RSVP or get more information. Also, save the date for our next precinct walk – Saturday, October 22, 10am, location TBA. Not registered to vote? Register online today!

Photos: More than 50 Local 21 members attended  the “Yes on C, No on D” campaign kickoff and precinct walk; photos by Anjali Asrani. See more photos on our flickr page!