Upcoming Political Events Put Divisadero On The Campaign Trail

Upcoming Political Events Put Divisadero On The Campaign Trail
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By Nuala Sawyer - Published on July 15, 2015.

The 2015 elections are still four months away, but events and campaigns are already ramping up across the city. Although London Breed's District 5 Supervisor seat isn't up for vote this November, Divisadero is still seeing its fair share of political happenings, many of which are coming up this month.

Here's a glance at a few local political events happening in the neighborhood:

Broke-Ass Stuart Mayoral Campaign Kickoff Party

Stuart Schuffman, otherwise known as Broke-Ass Stuart, has joined the mayoral race, and this Friday he'll be hosting a kickoff party at the Independent. 

Never one to do things half-assed, Stuart has pulled together an evening filled with a variety of acts. Music will be managed by DJs from Madrone's Motown on Mondays, as well as band EagleWolfSnake and Hungry Skinny

In addition to live music, there will be burlesque, a raffle, screen printing, politicking and a station for writing letters to Mayor Ed Lee. Ticket sales from the event will directly benefit Stuart's mayoral campaign. The whole shebang will take place this Friday, July 17th at the Independent from 7:30pm to 1:30am. Stay in the loop with the Facebook event page.

Amy Farrah-Weiss Mayoral Fundraising Continues

Local neighborhood resident Amy Farrah-Weiss continues fundraising for her mayoral campaign through her website. Thus far she's raised $7,425 towards her $50,000 public financing goal. 

For those unfamiliar with Amy's philosophy, she's working on turning NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard) into YIMBYism (Yes In My Back Yard). "It's important to say no to profit-driven displacement of our neighbors and harmful disruption of our economy, culture, and neighborhoods — but in a democracy we are also tasked with finding our righteous (and strategic) YES," she writes on her campaign site

A big part of Amy's campaign is community feedback, which she garners in part through surveys. Last month she surveyed over 200 residents about the proposal to build a six-story mixed-use building where Divisadero's Touchless Car Wash stands today. And here's another of her surveys asking what issues voters would like to see the mayoral candidates debate.

Democratic Club Unity Mixer

Finally, the District 5 Democratic Club is hosting a Democratic Club Unity Mixer at Madrone with 20 other Democratic Clubs from around the city. The purpose of the event is to "foster some unity between Moderate and Progressive Democrats in the increasingly polarized political atmosphere of SF." 

In attendance will be District 5 Supervisor London Breed, the night's featured guest. The mixer will take place on Wednesday, July 29th from 6-8:30pm. More info can be found on the Facebook event page

Did we miss any upcoming neighborhood politicking? Let us know in the comments, and look for neighborhood-centric coverage of November's elections in the months to come.