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We are a vibrant electoral alliance based in San Francisco.

We are SF Rising and we are here to make lasting change.

Vote with us to build political power with working-class communities of color.

The student loan system was never meant to work for us

Written by Diamund Student loan debt has become a major topic of discussion. Some people are advocating for an expansion of for-profit colleges which disproportionately harm BIPOC and lower-income communities, while many others are whole-heartedly repulsed by the...

The Redistricting Task Force meeting schedule is up!

The Redistricting Task Force, who will determine new district maps for San Francisco by April 15th, 2022, has released a schedule of meetings from now through the end of the process. Check out the full schedule below and join a meeting live through the Redistricting...

Our letter to the Redistricting Task Force: We need a tool to map our communities

SF Rising, our affiliate organizations, and the League of Women Voters of San Francisco sent a joint letter on November 8th, 2021 to the Redistricting Task Force to advocate for a mapping tool to be released so that San Franciscans can start mapping their communities....

Where is, and What is Redistricting?

Written by Harlan C. When looking at the television screen or the newspaper nowadays, it can be an incredibly stressful, and toxic experience, as much of society has moved in the direction of addiction to dramatized, overly hyperbolic media that has no relation to...

Help us reimagine what public safety could look like

For too long, our criminal legal system has harmed our communities, especially Black, Latinx, and low-income communities, instead of providing any semblance of justice. Even though time and time again, studies have shown that policing and incarceration don’t make us...

SF Rising’s Student Organizers are hosting a mass student debt training on November 5th-6th, 2021

The clock is ticking on President Biden to cancel student debt. The student loan moratorium is set to end this January, but our student organizers aren’t waiting until then to take action.   Next month, SF Rising’s student organizers are hosting a Mass Organizing...

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Community Redistricting

Community Redistricting

Every 10 years, after Census data is released, cities, counties, and states redraw district lines to align with population changes. Where these lines are drawn will have huge impacts on our power in elections and the subsequent distribution of resources for the next decade. With an increase of 80,000 people in the last ten years, San Francisco will be redrawing its Board of Supervisors district lines so that all districts have around the same number of people. The Redistricting Task Force is made up of 9 appointees, and they must make their final decision by April 15, 2022. Sign up to be a redistricting advocate and help us ensure the voices of working-class communities of color are taken into account and prioritized during this process. 

Check out the Redistricting Task Force’s full meeting schedule here. 

Cancel Student Debt

Cancel Student Debt

Before the COVID-19 public health crisis began, student debt was already a drag on the national economy, weighing heaviest on Black and Latinx communities, as well as women, amounting to $1.8 trillion dollars. These communities are more likely to fall behind in repayment, and are much more frequently the targets of predatory student loan companies. During the first round of COVID relief, the Federal Government under Trump prioritized bailing corporations with $4 trillion dollars of aid - money that could have and should have gone to everyday people.

This weight is exponentially magnified given the disproportionate toll that COVID-19 is taking on both the health and economic security of people of color and women. Cancelling student debt would allow millions of people to focus on crafting a more meaningful future for themselves and reaffirm education as a basic right. Sign this petition to tell Congress to support student debt cancellation by executive action.


Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

SF Rising is committed to restorative justice, an approach to criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. We are an active part of the Restorative Justice Collaborative, a group of community members, organizations, the Restorative Justice Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and other government partners who work to promote and expand the use of restorative justice principles and practices to repair harm in the city. SF Rising recognizes that our city needs to build cross-cultural bridges throughout our communities when it comes to public safety. Through public advocacy and education, we aim to make restorative justice an integral component of our criminal justice system. 

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San Francisco Rising builds the political power of working-class communities and communities of color in San Francisco to lead the way for democratic governance that prioritizes racial, economic and environmental justice.

We are an alliance of grassroots organizations led by people of color, and a political home for San Franciscans who care about justice and sustainability. We build power through deepening multiracial solidarity, educating and mobilizing voters, working closely with policymakers, organizing, and developing leaders of color.

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