The California Presidential Primary Election is on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. In San Francisco, there are a number of important issues on the ballot. To help you make an informed decision, CAA is proud to endorse the following local ballot propositions.
San Francisco Propositions
Support housing for low-income seniors, workers, and victims of domestic abuse and trafficking
Build affordable housing for low-income seniors, workers, and women survivors and victims of domestic abuse and trafficking to address the city’s affordable housing crisis. Safe and affordable housing, especially in San Francisco, is a major expense for working class families and a critical basic need. Funds from a $300 million general obligation bond would be used to build 1500 units of affordable housing, preserve 60 existing units, and create 120 shelter beds for survivors. More affordable housing means that seniors can age in place, workers can live closer to their jobs, and women survivors of abuse and trafficking can recover safely. The funding will be subject to independent citizen oversight and regular audits.
Prioritize schools, jobs, healthcare, and housing instead of ineffective policing
Community safety is achieved through the investment in and improvement of local neighborhoods, schools, jobs, healthcare, and housing. This measure purports to increase police staffing contingent upon a new revenue source but police staffing levels have shown little effect on reducing crime. As recent as 2020, voters have voiced clear opposition to minimum police staffing levels, and instead have urged the city to invest in long-term, holistic safety measures that improve basic needs like education and housing.
Prevent dangerous police chases on our streets
Say no to this measure that would allow police chases for minor offenses that routinely end in deaths or serious injuries, including to innocent bystanders. Many densely populated cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Cincinnati, limit police chases because it is so dangerous for everyone. This measure would also lead to unlimited police surveillance, including low-flying police drones, and historically, surveillance technology has led to the unjust arrests and incarceration of many Chinese, Japanese, and other communities of color in the United States. Lastly, reject Prop E for weakening police accountability and reporting requirements.
No new administrative challenges for low-income residents to access public benefits
Prop F is a dangerous and punitive new requirement for certain public assistance recipients to submit to unnecessary, intrusive, and costly drug testing. The city should not create new administrative hurdles and barriers for low-income San Franciscans to access critical support. This measure would lead to a rise in homelessness for those who lose access to support, and accessing public benefits is already difficult for most community members due to language and other barriers. Instead, the city should implement evidence-based and humane approaches to help those experiencing addiction.
Advisory measure with no policy impact
Prop G is an advisory measure from the city of San Francisco with no meaningful legal impact on San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). All students, especially low-income, minority students, should have access to rigorous educational opportunities, including Algebra 1 in 8th grade. However, SFUSD must implement these course offerings effectively and without instituting academic tracking, a de facto form of segregation within our public education system. Prop G does not substantively address equitable math access for low-income and minority students. The city should support SFUSD in implementing additional math curriculum offerings with guidance from educational experts and evidence-based best practices.
February 19: Register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov
March 5: Election day (polling places open from 7 am to 8 pm)
Visit SF Department of Elections Voter Portal (https://sfelections.org/tools/portal/index.php) to update language preference for election materials and information regarding vote-by-mail and ballot drop off locations.
SF Department of Elections: for English (415) 554-4375, 中文 (415) 554-4367
2024年2月19日: 登记选举截止日，您可前往 https://registertovote.ca.gov/zh-cn 在线登记
2024年3月5日: 选举日 (投票站开放时间：上午7时-晚间8时)
请访问三藩市选务处选民门户网站l (https://sfelections.org/tools/portal/index_c.php) 来更新选举材料的语言选择，以及有关邮寄投票和投票站地点的信息。
三藩市选务处: (415) 554-4375（英文）, (415) 554-4367（中文）