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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.

Apply to be a Summer Rising Fellow!

Join San Francisco Rising for "Summer Rising" - an Organizing Fellowship for 10-12 college students attending school in San Francisco (CCSF, USF, SFSU) or born/raised in the Bay. This is a 6-week long fellowship at 16-20 hours a week. During this fellowship,...

Press release: BREAKING: After Allegations of Misconduct, Elections Commission Schedules Emergency Meeting To Consider Removal of Redistricting Task Force Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 6, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO — Three appointees to the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force will be considered for removal, after the Elections Commission voted Wednesday evening to schedule a special meeting this Sunday to review the actions...

Press Release: SF Redistricting Task Force sneaks in 3am vote to use draft map that divides communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5th, 2022 SF Redistricting Task Force sneaks in 3am vote to use draft map that divides communities  After agreeing to listen to the public and use draft map 4D, the Redistricting Task Force snuck in a vote to reverse course and use a...

Mission Local: Preliminary plan to move Tenderloin into District 5 proves controversial

by WILL JARRETT MARCH 29, 2022 "New district boundaries have far-reaching ramifications for the city. The district you live in may impact how city government funds are spent and which housing initiatives your supervisor supports. It may change how you interact with...

48 Hills: The future of the Board of Supes is on the line as redistricting moves forward

By TIM REDMOND JULY 16, 2021 "The task force is supposed to keep established neighborhood boundaries intact, and there’s no real reason for a massive rewrite. But no matter how you look at it, with the population changes, D6 is going to shrink (lots of new housing in...

Envisioning and Actualizing a Debt-Free Future: Reflections From a 2020 Graduate

by Stella Ramos I sat at a dimly lit restaurant table across from my mom in New York City. It was only my second time visiting the East Coast, prompted by college visits to schools I hadn’t even finished applications for. We were sitting at the table awaiting our...

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Community Redistricting

Community Redistricting

The Redistricting Task Force voted 5-4 to approve their final new district map in late April. Like the draft maps the majority of the Task Force has proposed throughout this process, the final map keeps white, affluent neighborhoods together while dividing marginalized neighborhoods. 

The draft map carves the Tenderloin out of District 6, moving it into District 5, splits up the Transgender and Japantown Cultural Districts, and dilutes the voting power of AAPI renters in Districts 1 and 4. These changes were not rooted in public input and the Task Force couldn’t even explain why they put the needs of white, affluent neighborhoods over those of marginalized communities like the Tenderloin, Transgender Cultural District, and Japantown. 

What does this mean for you and your community? Depending on where you live, you may be in a new supervisorial district, meaning that a new Supervisor may represent you at City Hall, you may be voting in a different supervisorial race, and your access to resources may have changed. You can find out if you’re in a new supervisorial district by typing your address into this map viewer and seeing what district you’re in. 

Cancel Student Debt and Free College for All

Cancel Student Debt and Free College for All

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.

Interested in joining the movement for free college for all? Apply to be a Summer Rising Fellow! There are still open spots for CCSF students and we will continue taking applications on a rolling basis until those spots are filled. Students will learn about past social, economic and environmental justice movements and current social, economic and environmental justice organizations and campaigns through out San Francisco and the Bay Area. Each fellow will be responsible for recruiting and building out the local movement for Free College.


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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