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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

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

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

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.

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.

 

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. 

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