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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.

Find Your District Supervisor

Click on the map or enter your info below to select a district. Then, scroll down to learn about your district supervisor.

Connie Chan

District 1

(415) 554-7410

ChanStaff@sfgov.org

Elected November 3, 2020 for January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025

Catherine Stefani

District 2

(415) 554-7752

Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

Elected November 06, 2018 for term January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2023

Aaron Peskin

District 3

(415) 554-7450

Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Elected November 3, 2020 for term January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025

Gordon Mar

District 4

(415) 554-7460

Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org

Elected November 06, 2018 for term January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2023

Dean Preston

District 5

(415) 554-7630

Elected November 3, 2020 for term January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025

Matt Haney

District 6

(415) 554-7970

Matt.Haney@sfgov.org

Elected November 06, 2018 for term January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2023

Myrna Melgar

District 7

(415) 554-6516

MelgarStaff@sfgov.org

Elected November 3, 2020 for term January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025

Rafael Mandelman

District 8

(415) 554-6968

MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org

Elected November 06, 2018 for term January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2023

Hillary Ronen

District 9

(415) 554-5144

Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Elected November 3, 2020 for term January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025

Shamann Walton

District 10

(415) 554-7670

Shamann.Walton@sfgov.org

Elected November 06, 2018 for term January 08, 2019 to January 08, 2023

Ahsha Safai

District 11

(415) 554-6975

Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org

Elected November 3, 2020 for term January 8, 2021 to January 8, 2025


Register to Vote

Now, more than ever, it’s increasingly important for us to show up in the voting booths in a powerful way and make our voices heard on the issues that matter to us.

Become an Individual Member

Join progressive San Franciscans by becoming a member of SF Rising and building a political agenda that supports working families and communities of color. Together, we are a rising majority that can create a more just, equitable, and affordable city for all of us! 

Our individual membership’s purpose is to further build community in our organization, provide opportunities to participate in our mission and work, have a space to develop and practice our politics, and foster people power in our movements. Join us!

This form is for individuals. If you represent an organization that would like to join San Francisco Rising as an affiliate, please contact our director Emily Lee at emily@sanfranciscorising.org.

 

 
Job Openings

Summer Rising Fellowship

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Chapters

SF Students Rising

Given our national political context, as well as the crises facing our planet and our economy, young people need to be front and center of any movement is forging our path forward for future generations. Students and young people are already taking leadership across the country, and San Francisco Rising is part of this movement. We cultivate the leadership of young people of color, in particular, to organize, shape, and determine California’s future. 

We began organizing with students at San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco and the University of SF, in the fall of 2017. Together, as SF Students Rising, we are developing a school-to-organizing pathway of students equipped with strategic, culturally-relevant organizing skills who will actively support a political agenda of working-class communities of color. Our organizing alongside students has helped establish the first SF Students Rising chapter at San Francisco State University: Student Liberation Against Exploitation (SLAE).

SF Rising is the leading coalition member of College For All, a statewide campaign to make college free again at the University of California, California State University and community college level, including undocumented and formerly incarcerated students, by taxing the ultra-wealthy. SF Students Rising members are also part of Student Action, a national movement to demand free public higher education and cancel student debt. Learn more about our work on College for All below.

Because San Francisco Rising is a member organization of Power California, SF Students Rising members are part of a statewide network that organizes hundreds of thousands of young people of color and their families from diverse backgrounds as voters: Black, Latinx, API, Native, LGBT, currently and formerly incarcerated, undocumented and citizen. Youth of color make up 70% of the millennial generation in California and 50% have an immigrant or refugee backgrounds. Together, we are building a movement of young people and families of color to win policy victories, elect and hold leaders accountable and meet the aspirations of our communities.

Specifically, we inform, educate and mobilize young people of color and their families to engage in civic decision-making to transform their strength in numbers into real political power at the polls. We run phone banks and personally speak to thousands of young voters of color before every election so that our communities are aware of what’s on the ballot, are ready to vote, and know how to vote. Together with the Power California network, we registered more than 40,000 young voters between 2017 and 2019 and engaged more than 200,000 voters in elections during the same period.

This form is for individuals. If you represent an organization that would like to join San Francisco Rising as an affiliate please contact our director Emily Lee at emily@sanfranciscorising.org, or for questions specifically about SF Students Rising, contact Celi Tamayo-Lee at celi@sanfranciscorising.org

Our Campaigns

Getting out the vote for the Midterm Election!

Getting out the vote for the Midterm Election!

We are working hard to reach voters about the election on November 8th! While elections are not the only way to make change for our communities, we know they are an important tool that can have impacts on our communities for years, if not decades, to come. That’s why we are calling voters and knocking on doors to make sure our communities 1) Know about the election, 2) Have the tools they need to vote, 3) Actually get those ballots in!

We need your help if we’re going to make sure our communities turn out big for this election. Sign up for a phonebank on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm or a doorknock on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am-2:30pm. Together, we can break voter turnout records and make sure working-class communities of color are heard loud and clear at the ballot box this November.

Cancel ALL Student Debt and Make College Free for All

Cancel ALL Student Debt and Make College Free for All

President Biden is cancelling $10-20k of student debt for borrowers making less $125k/year, but we know that because of our country's history of racist institutions and policies, our BIPOC students have not had the same opportunity to build up generational wealth like their white peers, forcing us to have to take out more student loans. If President Biden really wants to address the racial and economic divide in higher education, he needs to cancel ALL student debt for our communities to feel true liberation from the burden of student debt. That's why our student organizers are working hard to fight for complete student debt cancellation and free college for all. Join our amazing student volunteer team by signing up to be a volunteer today. Our student organizers hold monthly meetings to talk about how we can win full student loan cancellation and free college for all, phonebank and doorknock to reach Bay Area San Francisco students, table on college campuses, facilitate classroom presentations, and hold mass actions to put pressure on our elected officials to make higher education accessible. They can't do this work without support though. Sign up to be a volunteer today and help us win liberation for students! 

 

 

District Attorney Accountability

District Attorney Accountability

SF Rising is co-convening a newly formed San Francisco District Attorney Accountability Alliance along with the ACLU of Northern California. Alliance members include the Coalition on Homelessness, Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth, SEIU 1021, Smart Justice California, and Treatment on Demand Coalition. This alliance will work to prioritize safety for all communities, and fight back efforts to dismantle criminal justice reforms.

Our priorities include:

  • Maintaining a no-cash-bail system
  • Not seeking gang injunctions
  • Refusing to charge children as adults
  • Refusing to seek the death penalty
  • Holding police officers accountable when they break the law
  • Continuing to invest in diversion programs and restorative justice
  • Refusing to prosecute in matters resulting from pretextual traffic stops
  • Protecting workers right by holding corporations accountable

If you are interested in supporting this work to hold our DA accountable, sign up to be a volunteer today.

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