Friday, October 14, 2005

CA immigrants and youth take on the Governor and big business groups in Nov 8 special election

With 3 weeks to go before
CA's Nov. 8th Special Election
The Alliance for a Better CA field campaign is roaring ahead in SF. The Alliance represents 2 & ½ million Californians up and down the state. Phone banking isn’t easy – but many parents, union members, teachers, nurses, health care workers and community activists are putting in tremendous amounts of energy to defeat the Governor and big business’ efforts to de-fund public education, hurt new teachers and silence workers, labor, and progressive organizations.

how to plug in –

1. For Immigrant communities

2. Youth and student groups or

Join us in the Fight Against Schwarzenegger's Right-Wing Agenda Which Directly Attacks California Students!

Help us protect education, health care, a woman's right to choose and workers rights!

We need your help! All activities take place at 1338 Mission St., between 9th and 10th Streets.

1. November 8th- Take Election Day Off!
2. Weekend Precinct Walking, Saturdays and Sundays until the Election, 9:30 am-2:00 pm
3. Phonebanking Every Night from 5:00-9:00 pm
4. Office Work, Anytime, Every Day, 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Call us at (415) 503-5797 and let us know when you can help.

Proposition 73 makes it harder for young woman to access safe choices.

Proposition 74 will punish new teachers and do nothing to address the real problems in education.

Proposition 75 will take away workers' voice in politics and silence some of Schwarzenegger's most powerful opponents.

Proposition 76 will drastically cut funding for education and health care and give the Governor the power to slash budgets.

Proposition 77 will change legislative districts and could greatly harm the diversity of our State Legislature.

Proposition 78 is funded by drug companies and does nothing to help Californians seeking affordable health care.

We are urging a Yes Vote on Propositions 79 (real prescription drug relief) and Prop 80 (regulation of the energy industry).

See you soon!
Nicole Derse
SF Coalition Director
Alliance for a Better CA
Cell: (415) 374-5429

SF League of Pissed off voters –
CA Voter Guide

Confused by this whacky special election? The SF League of Pissed Off Voters has done all the research so you don't have to! We took the time to educate ourselves about everything on the ballot, we talked it over, and then we voted. This page is our cheat sheet summary of our endorsements. Follow the links to each item to read what the they're all about.
State Propositions
Prop 73: HELL NO! Parental Notification of Abortions
Prop 74: HELL NO! Public School Teachers Tenure
Prop 75: HELL NO! Public Union Dues
Prop 76: HELL NO! Governor Budget Power & School Funding Limits
Prop 77: NORedistricting Roulette
Prop 78: HELL NO!Big Pharma's Perscription Drug Plan
Prop 79: HELL YEAH! The People's Perscription Drug Plan
Prop 80: No EndorsementElectricity Re-regulation

Why You Should Care About this Whack Election
Schwarzenneger still doesn't get it. California has finally caught on that he's a worse governor than he is an actor, but he's still wasting $45 million of our money on his special election. His props are all about grabbing more power for Arnie and his rich friends while screwing over kids, young women, working people, teachers, and seniors. November 8th is our chance to let the Governator know what we think about his agenda.Meanwhile here in San Francisco, there are some cool city props that we can actually feel good about supporting!
Voter Owned Elections: Public Financing for the Mayor's Race!This isn’t on the Nov. 8 ballot, but it’s a really cool campaign and we need your help to make it happen. The idea of Voter Owned Elections is simple: rather than private interests funding political campaigns, the public funds them. The result is that the politicians are accountable only to the public, rather than their campaign contributors. Check it out at
Do you have any questions or comments about this stuff, or do you want to know more about the San Francisco League? Email us at:

for more on the league of independent voters' work to build a broader movement with young people and students in the lead -

for more info on PILA's "Movement Building Electoral Work"

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