Category Archives: Politics

UESF Endorses Haney, Popek, Rodriguez, and Walton for School Board

August 14, 2012 

On August 13, 2012 the Executive Board of the United Educators of San Francisco voted to endorse Matt Haney, Beverly Popek, Sam Rodriguez, and Shamann Walton for SFUSD School Board. According to UESF President Dennis Kelly, these four candidates represent a much-needed new perspective for San Francisco’s public schools. Continue reading

Critical UESF Politics Training – Saturday, August 11th

Stand together to fully fund our schools and to save our political voice

***Childcare now available! – Please RSVP to 956-8373 and let us know the number and ages of the children you will bring.***

This is a critical time for public education in the state of California and in the city of San Francisco. Statewide, we must do everything we can to pass Prop. 30, the temporary tax measure that will help our schools avoid financial disaster, and to stop Prop. 32 – the Special Exemptions Act that seeks to silence our political voice while allowing billionaires and corporate Super PACs to spend freely.

 Locally, we must elect a school board that respects the work we do in the classroom, and our rights as professional educators.

With so much at stake, and so much to win…or lose…lets take a stand for our students and our profession.

 Strategize. Share ideas. Take the lead at your school to protect public education.

 RSVP online or call 956-8373.


Saturday, August 11th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. breakfast & registration)
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.
Free parking, breakfast, & lunch

 For more information about the November election, read UESF’s Summer 2012 COPE Bulletin.

UESF Endorsements – June 5, 2012 Election

State Ballot Measures

• Yes on 28 – Fix Term Limits        • Yes on 29 – California Cancer Research Act 

Local Ballot Measures

• NO on A – Garbage Collection & Disposal         • YES on B – Coit Tower Policy

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

17th Assembly District:

• John Avalos • Leslie Katz
• David Campos  • Rafael Mandelman
• David Chiu  • Justin Morgan
• Malia Cohen • Alix Rosenthal
• Matt Dorsey  • Scott Weiner
• Gabriel Haaland   

19th Assembly District:

• Mike Alonso  • Hene Kelly 
• Wendy Aragon  • Peter Lauterborn 
• Kevin Bard  • Eric Mar
• Chuck Chan • Trevor McNeil
• Kelly Dwyer   

UESF Protests Layoff Process

250 SF teachers, paras, and school workers protested the school district’s arbitrary choice to skip some schools in the layoff process

KRON 4 | KQED | SF Appeal | Huffington Post | Photos

Diane Ravitch Visits San Francisco

Diane Ravitch, noted critic of current corporate reform efforts in our schools, came to the Herbst theatre to encourage educators to keep up the good fight on January 19th.

Video Highlights

KQED interview below:

Nov. 2 General Strike Video From CFT

 Resolution in Support of Occupy San Francisco

No on Prop. H Prevails!

Measure Fails to Pass After Strong Final Surge for No Vote

It’s official – Prop. H has lost in a photo finish! Though the final results were close, our side carried election-day voters by a margin over 11%. This shows that the more people learned about Prop. H, the less they liked it.

Thanks to everyone who got involved to help educate voters of San Francisco about the dangers of this measure. Had it passed, the misguided and poorly worded initiative would have meant the city of San Francisco was officially on record standing against parent choice and diversity in our schools.

Special thanks to UESF Political Director Ken Tray for his good work lining up our city’s elected leaders, including Mayor Ed Lee, against the measure; and for his work debating the measure’s sponsors across town, leading to the vast majority of voter groups and Democratic Clubs coming out against Prop. H.

Media from rally for public education outside of Bush/Murdoch event