November 5, 2007
"The battle over propositions A and H isn't just about transportation... this is really about whether a Republican billionaire can buy a San Francisco election with a populist-sounding theme."
-- Tim Redmond, SF Bay Guardian, Oct. 31, 2007
Table of Contents
- Vote! Volunteer! Yes on A! No on H!
- Videos: Special Election Day Multi-Media Extravaganza!
- Other SFBC News: Winterfest, Designers Needed and Green Fest
Fight the power! Get out and Vote!
Vote Tuesday! Yes on A! No on H!
We need all hands on deck today and tomorrow to win Prop. A and to defeat the insidious Prop. H!
Tomorrow marks the most important election the SFBC has been involved with in many years. Its outcome will decide whether San Francisco is truly a "Transit First" city committed to building better transit, bike and pedestrian networks and prioritizing cleaner air and livability... or whether we'll go the way of Detroit and Houston, constructing human-less, concrete parking garages and prioritizing single occupancy automobiles over transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.
We're fighting the opposition's big money with good old-fashioned grassroots organizing! Thanks to hundreds of volunteers making phone calls, handing out flyers and walking precincts, we're gaining in the polls. Join the fight for a better San Francisco now!
3 Ways to Make a Difference in Tomorrow's Election:
- Email all your friends today and remind them to vote Yes on A, No on H. Here's a quick summary to forward.
- Volunteer with us tonight as we spread the word walking precincts, working phonebanks, and flyering bike lanes and transit stops. Contact Rachel or 431-BIKE, x-302.
- Volunteer with us anytime tomorrow, Tuesday, Election Day! We need your help early in the morning before work, all day long, and then again after work. Polls don't close until 8pm, so contribute when you can. All phone, walk, and in-house activities meet at the SEIU Office -- entrance is on Kansas Street between 16th and 17th Streets. To flyer bicyclists or at transit stops, or if you have any questions, contact Rachel or 431-BIKE, x-302.
And of course, Don't forget to Vote, Vote, VOTE! Head down to your local voting booth and make your voice heard!
Still wondering why this election is so important to the SFBC's work? Check out these great summaries in last week's Guardian cover story and editorial, and in SPUR's concise analysis.
Party! Party! Party! Election Night Bash!
After volunteering, we celebrate! All volunteers are invited to cheer our strong -- and with your help, successful -- campaign on Election Night, Tuesday from 8pm-11pm at El Rio.
Videos: Special Election Day Multi-Media Extravaganza!
Hear Supervisor Peskin's speech at last week's Yes on A, No on H rally.
Watch the short and sweet Prop A save Muni video.
- Check out the SFGate's Voice of the Voter, featuring SFBC Board member Ann Lyons asking the mayoral candidates about pedestrian and bike improvements. Click on her red "Quality of Life" icon over Potrero Hill!
Other SFBC News: Winterfest, Designers Needed and Green Fest
It's less than four weeks to Winterfest -- the SFBC's biggest bike bash of the year! Check out this week's newest additions to the silent and live auction and pick up our incredible, new posters at SFBC HQ at 995 Market St (at 6th St). Remember, if you volunteer at Winterfest you get in free!
Volunteer Night is this Wednesday, Nov. 7. Come on by to help mail out Winterfest invites and year-end letters. The more the merrier! Dinner this week is provided by our friends at Wichcraft. If you have questions, contact Jodie at 415-431-BIKE x305.
Volunteer at the Green Festival and get in free. We will be valet parking bikes and inspiring attendees to commute by bike this weekend, November 9-11. Contact Dominic@sfbike.org to help with Bike Valet or an Outreach shift.
Designer needed to give our Bike to Work Day logo a face-lift -- the logo will be used by the entire Bay Area region for Bike to Work Day. Check out submission guidelines at sfbike.org/logo_contest. Also, there are just a few days left to enter the SFBC's T-Shirt Design Contest. Contest guidelines are at sfbike.org/shirt_contest. Entries must be received by Friday, November 9 at 5pm.
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