Posts Tagged ‘May 4th’

Supervisor Avalos to Host Noontime Mother’s Day Press Conference Today, May 4th

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Fighting San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will stand up for funding for Domestic Violence services today at City Hall.

All the deets below.

There he is, out there in Civic Center last year:

 

Mothers Stand Up for Funding for Domestic Violence Services
Budget Chair Avalos and Other City Electeds Join Mothers to Protect
Life-Saving Services
San Francisco – Days before Mother’s Day and just a few weeks before Mayor Newsom submits his budget to the Board of Supervisors, a consortium of domestic violence advocates and the mothers they serve will hold a press conference urging the Mayor NOT to make devastating cuts to City programs serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
WHAT:        Mother’s Day Press Conference
WHEN:        Tuesday, May 4th, 12:00 pm
WHERE:       Goodlett Street Steps, City Hall; 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
Place, San Francisco
Amidst a $487 million deficit, the Mayor has issued budget instructions to
the Department on the Status of Women to reduce their budget by $654,810,
and up to an additional 10% contingency amounting to $982,314.
To meet the Mayor’s mandate, program cuts include:
·  25.3 % cut to Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention (VAW)
Grants
·  Additional 4.7% cut (for a total of 30%) to emergency shelter and
transitional housing
·  Additional 16% cuts (for a total of 41.75%) to all other programs
Programs such as La Casa de las Madres, Mary Elizabeth Inn, Donaldina
Cameron House, SF Women Against Rape, Arab Cultural and Community Center,
WOMAN, Inc., and Community Youth Center are under severe threat.
“Deep cuts to our system of services for victims of violence against women
will leave our mothers and children under severe risk of further harm,”
said Supervisor Avalos.  “When we cut vital prevention services, like
domestic violence services, we will see a larger budget impact to public
safety departments responding to emergencies.”

MoveOnaPalooza Coming May 4th – Rabbi Michael Lerner and Matt Gonzalez to Star

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Look out, lobbyists. It’s on:

“On Tuesday, May 4th, local residents of San Francisco will hold a community forum hosted by MoveOn.org at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium, 6:00 PM. Speakers like politician Matt Gonzalez, author/editor Rabbi Michael Lerner, and  activist and lawyer Peter Gabel will help bring together local citizens and activists concerned about the influence of big corporations and lobbyists in Washington.”

Sticking it to the Man, as they did it on May 4, 1919:

All the deets:

Local Forum to Tackle Problem of Corporations and Lobbyists. San Francisco residents gather to discuss how to make Washington work for regular San Franciscans, not the top two percent of corporate lobbyists and CEOs

On Tuesday, May 4th, local residents of San Francisco will hold a community forum hosted by MoveOn.org at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium, 6:00pm. Speakers like politician Matt Gonzalez, author/editor Rabbi Michael Lerner, and  activist and lawyer Peter Gabel will help bring together local citizens and activists concerned about the influence of big corporations and lobbyists in Washington. Attendees will then discuss what can be done to rein in the growing influence of big corporations and lobbyists in our democracy.

“Our economy is in crisis, and people here in San Francisco are struggling. Meanwhile big corporations and CEOs continue to spend hundreds of millions lobbying to advance their own interests at the expense of the public,” said Christophe Schuhmann, a local MoveOn member. “We’re here today to talk about how we can make our democracy work for the 98 percent of us who don’t have high-paid lobbyists representing us in Washington.” 

WHAT:  Community Forum on Fighting Corporate Control
WHO:     MoveOn Members
WHERE:  100 Larkin St. (@ Grove)
WHEN:   6:00pm, May 4th, 2010 

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