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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

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

Catherine Stefani

District 2

(415) 554-7752

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

Aaron Peskin

District 3

(415) 554-7450

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

Gordon Mar

District 4

(415) 554-7460

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

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

Myrna Melgar

District 7

(415) 554-6516

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

Rafael Mandelman

District 8

(415) 554-6968

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

Hillary Ronen

District 9

(415) 554-5144

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

Shamann Walton

District 10

(415) 554-7670

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

Ahsha Safai

District 11

(415) 554-6975

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


Summer Rising Fellowship

San Francisco Rising is a political and electoral alliance made up of organizations fighting for working-class people / black, indigenous, people of color / immigrants. Join San Francisco Rising for “Summer Rising” – an Organizing Fellowship for 10-15 college students attending school in the Bay Area or born/raised in the Bay. This is an 8-week long fellowship at 20-26 hours a week. During this fellowship, participants will learn community organizing skills and work on campaigns to improve educational access for all students in higher education. Students will learn about past social, economic and environmental justice movements and current social, economic and environmental justice organizations and campaigns in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Each fellow will be responsible for recruiting and building out the local movement for Free College. We’re seeking individuals who are serious about developing their organizing skills and are ready to commit to a summer of growth. 


This is a remote fellowship, facilitated on Zoom. The 8 weeks will work toward a final organizing project. For those who can participate in-person, there will be optional in-person canvassing and doorknocking activities. Our staff are highly trained in COVID-safe doorknocking protocols from previous campaigns in Arizona and Georgia in 2020, and participants will be fully trained in safety protocols. Half the week will be spent doing outreach (either remote or in-person), while the other half will be spent in political education, training and community building. *Stipends will be offered to those who request financial aid to participate, ranging from $500-$2000.

2021 Dates

  • Program start date: Monday, June 14th, 2021
  • Program end date: Friday, August 6th, 2021

Outreach Activities

  • Phonebanking: calling college students in the SF Bay Area about issues of college affordability and the impacts of COVID on students in this moment
  • In-person canvassing: Doorknock working-class San Franciscan’s about worker safety during COVID and criminal justice issues (optional)
  • Collecting stories and media (photo/video) from students about campaign issues

Political Education Sessions

  • History of College Tuition and Free Education in CA
  • History of social movements in San Francisco, Bay Area, and Internationally
  • Learning about and supporting local campaigns in San Francisco with SF Rising’s Member Organizations

Training Sessions

  • Fundamentals of Organizing
  • Base-building
  • Narrative Strategy & Storytelling
  • Facilitation
  • Power Analysis & Power mapping
  • Community Outreach via Phonebanking (or Doorknocking)
  • Team Management & Propositions
  • Grassroots Fundraising

A Typical Week

DRAFT SCHEDULE of a TYPICAL WEEK (not finalized)
*We may alter the schedule based on fellows’ availability and campaign needs.

– 12pm-2pm :: Guest speaker / Training / Political Education / Community Tour
– 4pm-7pm :: Phonebanking (or Doorknocking)

– 12pm-2pm :: Guest speaker / Training / Political Education / Community Tour
– 4pm-7pm :: Phonebanking (or Doorknocking)

– 12pm-2pm :: Outreach at City College or SF State
– 4pm-7pm :: Phonebanking (or Doorknocking)

– 5pm-7pm :: Community Event (Optional)
– 4pm-7pm :: Phonebanking (or Doorknocking)

– 12-2pm :: Meeting with small group on final project

– 3pm-5pm :: Community Event (Optional)

Other Details

– Presentation/Event for College For All Campaign from outreach activities this summer
– Conducting a media event or campaign rally
– Generating turnout and planning logistics for all final projects

– Community or campaign events hosted by local organizations


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11 pm PST – SUNDAY, March 21st. Apply here!

30-minute Zoom interviews will immediately take place thereafter:
+ Mon, Mar 22, 1-4pm
+ Thurs, Mar 25, 12-4pm
+ Tues, Mar 30, 2-4pm

*Due to the high volume of applications, priority interviews will be scheduled for applications received before 3/21/21.
*We will do our best to notify fellows of acceptance by Monday, April 5th.
*This program structure, dates, and design are all subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility!

Any questions? Reach out to Celi:

This application should take about an hour to complete and is broken down between:

a) BASIC INFO – 11 questions
b) GETTING TO KNOW YOU – 4 questions (longer answers)
d) INTERVIEW – 1 question

Job Openings

We’re always looking for ways to bring talented leaders into SF Rising, and we often hire for temporary canvasser positions in the months leading up to elections.

Check back for opportunities to join SF Rising’s staff and grow the political power of working-class communities and communities of color in our city!


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Toolkit for San Francisco

Thank you for your interest in helping to pass Prop 15 – Schools and Communities First with San Francisco Rising!

There are many ways to get involved below. 


Learning about Prop 15:

     Prop 15 Website

     Frequently Asked Questions

Phone Banking for Prop 15

     Sign up for an English phonebank (Sun, Tues, Thurs)

     Sign up for a Spanish phonebank (Wed)

If you are looking to make calls on your own, please reach out to

Text and call your friends/family about Prop 15!

Reach out to everyone in your phonebook to build support for Prop 15!

Sign up for a training

Or get set up on your own!

Text others in San Francisco
Find other ways to get involved

If you have any questions, please reach out to or


Richmond District Rising

Richmond District Rising is our first neighborhood chapter of San Francisco Rising, committed to equitable communities and building electoral and political power in the Richmond District. We started Richmond District Rising in 2017 when we reached a critical mass of volunteer organizers who live outside the neighborhoods represented by our affiliates. 

We’re engaging in neighborhood-specific organizing so we can build power in our local neighborhoods where we live and where our neighbors are, in the places where we spend most of our lives. With this work, San Francisco Rising is building a political base that can operate out of specific neighborhoods so we can take action more effectively.

Neighborhood-based organizing also allows us to experiment with new models to partner with and relate to elected officials that complement existing community organizations’ work around the city. We intend to organize neighborhood chapters around San Francisco in the coming years.

Richmond District Rising’s members (volunteer organizers) hold regular meetings to take action on current events, city-wide and statewide campaigns, and potential campaigns specific to the Richmond District. Membership in Richmond District Rising is open to any resident in the Richmond who commit to our platform.

Richmond District Rising is the first of our new neighborhood chapters to come. Interested in learning more? Contact Richmond District Rising.

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

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 voting bloc 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, or for questions specifically about SF Students Rising, contact Celi Tamayo-Lee at

Our Campaigns

Census 2020

All of us regardless of race and place or how long we’ve been here want to live in the best places for our families. That’s why every one of us must show up and participate in the Census—so our communities get the recognition, representation, and resources we deserve.

President Trump has actively worked to stop communities of color from voting and keep our communities in the dark about healthcare enrollment. He will do the same when it comes to the Census.

One powerful way to fight his racism and oppression is to participate in the Census and make sure your family, friends, and neighbors do too. When all of us count ourselves into the Census—as communities of color, immigrants, and young people—we get the resources and political representation we're due.

By standing together and making sure each and every one of us—whether Black or white, native or newcomer, Latinx or Asian, from 9 months to 99 years old—is counted, we can take California to the power of we. When we count ourselves in, we get our fair share of funding for our children's classrooms, health clinics, transportation, and jobs in our neighborhoods, and we ensure that each of us has an equal say in our democracy.

2020 is the year we count. This is about our entire communities showing up and declaring that we matter, that we count, that our communities deserve recognition, representation, and resources.

SF Rising and our affiliate organizations are part of the grassroots movement ensuring that our communities count in the Census through door-to-door outreach and events. The 2020 Census will be available online and through a paper form starting in March 2020.

Volunteer with us to make sure our community counts!


College for All

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 for undocumented and formerly incarcerated students--by taxing the ultra-wealthy. 

Up until the 1970s, we as Californians enshrined public higher education as a democratic right and made sure it was practically tuition-free. Since then, we’ve watched politicians give the wealthy tax breaks while cutting higher education funding and raising tuition--pushing more and more students deeper into debt. Their cuts especially hurt working-class students and students of color. We, the people, have had enough. Students, teachers, community organizations and labor unions are proposing a ballot measure to tax the wealthy and restore free universal public higher education to CA residents. 

The campaign, College for All, creates about $4 billion in new revenue for grants dedicated entirely to student aid by taxing the inheritances of the wealthiest 0.2% of California’s families. This proposal expands Cal Grant eligibility to more than 330,000 working-class students who don’t attend college directly from high school, are formerly incarcerated, or are undocumented students considered residents under AB130 (the California Dream Act of 2011). It also increases living expense aid for working-class students by 80% to help ease the burden of non-tuition costs such as books, housing, and food.

The campaign is currently working with labor partners and state assembly members to propose a bill in the state legislature to place this measure on the 2022 ballot. Students are mobilizing their peers to put pressure on these stakeholders and communicate the crisis they’re experiencing for simply wanting to advance their lives and the lives of their communities.

If you’re a student wanting to get involved with this campaign, please learn more about SF Students Rising.

Prop 15: Schools and Communities First

Why Prop 15

Today a handful of corporations undermine all of us. Corporations like Chevron, Google and Disney rake in record profits, while they refuse to contribute to the schools where our young people learn, the roads we drive on, the buses we take to work. Then they divide us against each other by blaming Black and brown people for our problems, hoping we won’t notice so they can continue to reap the benefits of our contributions while refusing to put in their share.

That’s why we’re supporting Prop 15, the Schools and Communities First initiative on the November 2020 ballot. When we vote it in, we will restore the resources we need for our communities by ensuring that everyone pitches in for each other in California, including the wealthiest corporations. This initiative will make history by making sure that corporations pay their fair share of commercial property taxes. This will generate over $800 million every year for San Francisco’s public schools and our general fund. We’re ready to win in 2020!

When everyone is all in for all of us, we make California a place we’re proud to call home with world-class schools and universities, healthcare, affordable housing, and shared resources our families need. When we join together across racial differences to change the rules, we’ll restore the resources to truly educate all of our kids and truly support all of our families.

Learn more and find out about ways you can volunteer to help get Prop 15 passed.

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