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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

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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