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Don’t settle for a corrupt city

August 17, 2015

By  : sfexaminer – excerpt

We’ve gotten complacent in San Francisco.

Sure, we’ve got the nation’s highest minimum wage. Sure, we fought for marriage equality and won. Sure, we had universal healthcare before nearly every other city in the U.S.

But the same way the Bush administration used social issues to justify turning the country into a corporate welfare state, San Francisco’s politicians have been
pacifying us with progressive measures while lining their own pockets.

And the thing is, we’ve pretty much known this all along. But that’s where the complacency comes in: We’ve accepted this corruption as part of our system. We’ve chalked it up as the cost of doing business in San Francisco.

And then last week, the curtain was suddenly pulled back and, for the first time, we began seeing the things we assumed were happening all along, actually were…

So now that we know — now that it’s out in the open and in the papers and in our newsfeeds — we can no longer be complacent. We can no longer just chalk things up to “Oh that’s just San Francisco politics.” This is our moment to finally and inexorably reclaim our city from decades of a political machine that has always lined its own pockets at the literal and metaphorical expense of our wonderful city.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen our city sold out from under us and this is the moment when we can finally say “enough!”

Do you want to take your city back? Do you want to once again make San Francisco a home for all people? Do you want a city where our teachers and builders and small business owners can actually afford to live?

This is your moment, San Francisco. Don’t fuck it up… (more)

San Francisco voters have the option to vote new people into office. You may use your vote on up to three mayoral candidates to send a message to City Hall that you are FED UP and have had ENUF. Vote for change by voting for the author, Stuart, Amy and Francisco, in any order.

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  1. August 17, 2015 12:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Grassroots Actions.

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