SFWPC Endorsement Process
Full details of how our endorsements process works is explained here.
Interested in serving on our endorsements committee? Come to one of our events and sign up at the sign in table, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate why you're interested. (Must be or become a member to be considered.)
Vote eligibility events
To be eligible to vote at the endorsement event, members must:
Be current on their dues as of the endorsement vote event
Have attended and signed in at three endorsement eligibility events in the preceding twelve months prior to the general membership endorsement meeting. Eligible events include meetings of SFWPC programs, events, Board and committee meetings, fundraisers, and other activities as the Board deems suitable. Attendance at the Endorsement Committee meeting where members are seeking an endorsement does NOT count as an eligible event. Members must sign in to be counted and will be responsible for ensuring their names are on the sign in sheet.
Endorsement eligibility events will be listed at sfwpc.org. The vote event does not count towards the three-event requirement.
2016 November General Endorsements
Fill out the endorsement request form to ensure that you are getting the latest updates.
The candidate endorsement questionnaire is available here.
The ballot measure questionnaire is available here.
Key endorsement dates:
Questionnaires due: Aug 18
Interviews granted: Aug 20
Endorsement committee interviews: Aug 27-28
Endorsement committee recommendations announced: Aug 29
General membership endorsement vote: Aug 31
Final endorsements announced: Sept 1
Vote eligibility events:
August Policy Meeting
Privacy After Dark
April Policy Happy Hour
Primary Endorsement Vote
March Happy Hour
Questions about your eligibility to vote? Please contact Lizzy at email@example.com.
2016 June Primary Endorsements
2015 November General Endorsements
Official SFWPC argument for Yes on Prop B (Voter Information Pamphlet p. 64):
In 2002, San Francisco voters supported the ballot measure creating the City’s first Paid Parental Leave program, recognizing the importance of investing in San Francisco’s families.
Voting Yes on Proposition B - Enhancement of Paid Parental Leave for City Employees strengthens existing policy by addressing two critical aspects of the benefit design:
- Sick Time: Currently, a parent who is a City employee must exhaust their sick time before beginning their Paid Parental Leave benefit. Proposition B allows the employee to maintain 40 hours of sick time. This would ensure their ability to address health-related needs for themselves or their families when returning to work.
- Equal Benefits for City Employees: Currently, if both parents are City employees, they must split their Paid Parental Leave benefit. Proposition B provides each parent the ability to access the maximum of the Paid Parental Leave benefit for which they qualify.
2014 November General Endorsements