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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.

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...

Our communities showed up in the September 14th special election

On September 14th, we not only showed up to the ballot box ourselves, we made sure our communities did too, proving that working-class communities of color are building a movement that cannot be ignored. While votes are still being counted, as of today, voter turnout...

Everything you need to know about the governor’s recall election on September 14th

The terms "special election," "gubernatorial recall," and "election in September" might be making your head spin, but it's vital that we all turn out for this upcoming election on September 14th, 2021. Here is everything you need to know about the election and voting:...

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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. 

That’s why SF Rising is launching a deep canvassing program to talk to our neighbors about the role police and incarceration play in our communities and share our vision for a system that uses community-based solutions to address conflict. Deep canvassing is a method of outreach that uses storytelling and empathic conversations to shift people’s beliefs on an issue. And it’s proven to work.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting volunteer program between Wednesday, November 3rd and Sunday, December 5th. We’ll provide training before every shift. Phone bank with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7:30pm, and join us for door knocking in the Bayview neighborhood on Sundays from 12-3pm.


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. It’ll be vital for the Redistricting Task Force, made up of 9 appointees, to keep communities of interest together and avoiding diluting the political voice of marginalized communities when redrawing the maps. 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. 

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 $1.7 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.

Next month, SF Rising’s student organizers are hosting a Mass Organizing Community Training on Friday, November 5th, 12-4 pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10am-4pm. Our student organizers know that we need to do more than just talk about the student debt crisis, we need to organize to end it! So this community training will be a space to learn organizing skills, mobilization tools, and political education around the impacts of debt that will help students win the fight to abolish student debt once and for all.

For students who are looking to build community with other students in the Bay Area on a regular basis, we also host virtual monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm, and the next one is coming up on Wednesday, November 17th from 5-7pm. This is a chance to participate in political education, organize with other students who are putting pressure on elected officials, and stay up to date on the student debt campaign.


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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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