October 1, 2014: How the Housing Crisis Could Shift SF Politics

Organizing in a Time of Change: How the Housing Crisis & This November’s Election Could Shift San Francisco Politics

An urbanIDEA forum 

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the video!

Wednesday October 1, 2014 | 5:30-7:30pm

LGBT Community Center | 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Benito Prop GFeaturing:  Fernando Marti, CCHO  | Rachel Brahinsky, USF | Maria Poblet, CJJC |

Malcolm Yeung, CCDC  |  Neal Gorenflo, Shareable

Moderated by: Shaw San Liu, CPA

This event is FREE.  Please RSVP here.

Profound political and demographic changes could impact the future of San Francisco, and they’ll begin to play out in the November election.

Thousands of new arrivals, many of them tech workers, could register and vote in the election, potentially shifting the direction of the traditionally progressive east side of town. Meanwhile, fear and anger over the housing affordability and displacement crisis is not just limited to left-leaning tenants; it’s spread citywide and now impacts both low income and middle income residents, tenants and homeowners – and offers a potential opportunity for organizing beyond a traditional liberal base.

How do these trends collide, conspire, and play out in the November election and beyond? Join our panel of political observers as they discuss, analyze – and offer opportunities for action.


Click HERE to see the video of the first half of this forum.

Click HERE to see the video of the second half of this forum.