We are proven grassroots activists building a stronger San Francisco Democratic Party. We are neighborhood based and independent. We get the job done by fighting for more affordable housing, better transit, safer streets and solutions to homelessness.

Election Day is June 7, 2016
Paid for by San Francisco Democrats United for Progress, supporting 23 candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee in 2016, including Tom A. Hsieh. This advertisement was not authorized or paid for by Supervisor Scott Wiener or a committee controlled by Supervisor Scott Wiener.

Leah Pimentel

The San Francisco Chronicle described her as “a young, politically active mother, a prominent voice of the local elected Democratic Party and the progressive community at large” – naming her “Bay Area’s People to Watch”. A third-generation San Franciscan, Leah Pimentel has worked extensively to advance policies to help women and children thrive in the city.

Kat Anderson

Working mother. Stanford Graduate. Youth Mentor. Labor Organizer. Public service and civic engagement have been the cornerstones of Kat Anderson’s personal and professional work. Driven by her desire to fight for the rights of working people and their families, Kat closed her law practice to become the Union Representative of the Pacific Media Workers Guild.  The PMWG is a union for journalists and other communications and language workers, many of whom are freelancers and often struggle with job security.  Kat works everyday to ensure journalists are treated with respect by their employers and receive dignified pay and benefits.

Trevor McNeil

As a first-time young father, Trevor McNeil knows firsthand how difficult it is to raise children in San Francisco. The sleepless nights, the difficulty with transportation, the public safety concerns – Trevor has worked through them all. And he doesn’t only address these issues at home – he addresses them at work too. As the only working public school teacher running to lead the Democratic Party, Trevor McNeil works every day to make sure Bay Area families have a future.

Francis Tsang

A native San Franciscan and a life-long Democrat, Francis gave up a promising career in medicine to pursue a lifetime of public service and Democratic activism. With a decade’s worth of experience serving disenfranchised communities in local government, Francis was honored as California Democratic Party’s Volunteer of the Year. He is one of the youngest LGBT leaders serving the San Francisco Democratic Party – truly representing new politics for a new generation.

Keith Baraka

In San Francisco, homelessness, inequality and a failing criminal justice system are more than just political issues — they’re emergencies. That’s why we need firefighter Keith Baraka fighting for us on the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Keith has protected San Franciscans for more than 20 years, being twice honored for meritorious service as a San Francisco firefighter.

Scott Weiner

“The board (of Supervisors) most serious-minded workhouse"
-S.F. Chronicle

Supervisor Scott Wiener is a leader who knows what it takes to get things done and solve our city’s toughest challenges. As the S.F. Chronicle says, Scott Wiener has the “wide, non-splashy experience that will serve San Francisco’s many needs in Sacramento”.

But Scott can’t do it alone. Every leader needs a team - and that’s why Scott endorsed the Progress Democrats slate for the Democratic County Central Committee. The Progress Democrats are a group of grassroots activists dedicated to getting the job done and fighting for more affordable housing, better transit, and solutions to homelessness.

Scott Wiener knows we need a team that San Francisco can count on - please join him in voting for the Progress Democrats this June 7th.

7 Signs You’re a True San Franciscan

7. You Really Can’t Use “Frisco”.

(The one clear exception to this rule is the classic chicken and waffles restaurant Frisco Fried on Third Street)

6. You Still Remember the Taste of Joe’s Cable Car Burgers.

He used fresh ground chuck. FRESH. GROUND. CHUCK. (Beep’s Burgers on Ocean Ave is a good fallback.)

5. You Reject Boba Guys as Actual Boba.

If the your boba shop didn’t come from straight from Taiwan, it’s not real boba.

4. You’ve Surfed Ocean Beach (and you know to never do so again)

Sure, everyone might have surfed ocean beach. But only locals know it’s a really stupid thing to do.

3. You have a North Face or Patagonia Jacket.

But only one brand. Choose a side.

2. You Complain It’s Too Hot When It’s 79 Degrees.

When it gets to 82 It’s. Just. Brutal.

1. You Vote for the Democratic County Central Committee

It’s the most influential but obscure political office in the city, like the best Mission taqueria you’ve never heard of. Only real locals know where to look for it on the ballot. These are the candidates that represent true San Francisco values.

7 People Making San Francisco More Affordable

1. Leah Pimentel - A third generation San Franciscan and working mother from the Bayview. One of San Francisco Chronicle’s “Bay Area People to Watch” for her grassroots work on housing policy.

2. Kat Anderson - Kat closed her private law practice to work for the Pacific Media Workers Guild, a union for journalists and communication workers. Her members are often freelancers and struggle with job security. Kat works every day to ensure that journalists are treated with respect and receive dignified pay for their critical work.

3. Trevor McNeil - As a first-time young father, Trevor McNeil knows firsthand how difficult it is to raise children in San Francisco. And he doesn’t only address these issues at home – he addresses them at work too. As the only working public school teacher running to lead the Democratic Party, Trevor McNeil works every day to make sure Bay Area families have a future.

4. Marjan Philhour - A small business owner and mother of three children in the Richmond District, Marjan is a San Francisco Native who has taken thoughtful action on livability and housing policy. As the former Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff in the California Governor’s office, she has the pragmatic experience and skills to lead San Francisco’s housing future.

5. Joshua Arce - A civil rights and environmental justice lawyer, Joshua Arce helped craft the country’s most successful local hiring law for construction jobs. As a board member of the Mission Housing Development Corporation he spearheaded one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Mission District.

6. Keith Baraka - A leader in the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club and a proud firefighter in San Francisco, Keith has worked tirelessly for the Democratic Party to be the first to respond to the housing crisis.

7. Francis Tsang - With over 10 years of public service under his belt, Francis Tsang has played a key role in representing underserved communities in City Hall. In 2015 he played a key role in pushing forward Proposition A - a $310 million bond that was dedicated towards building more affordable housing for low-income and middle-income families.

In San Francisco, homelessness, inequality and a failing criminal justice system are more than just political issues — they’re emergencies. That’s why we need firefighter Keith Baraka fighting for us on the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Keith has protected San Franciscans for more than 20 years, being twice honored for meritorious service as a San Francisco firefighter.