The countdown is on for Women's March Power to the Polls: Finding Common Ground. Presented by Women’s March San Francisco in conjunction with Women’s March Inc., the two-hour speaker and panel discussion will feature established women in politics and the community discussing their experience and sharing their (sometimes conflicting) viewpoints on working together to pass policy and elect officials that serve the best interests of women, despite political differences. Learn about important issues that voters will decide in the November election and how we can come together.
Women's March San Francisco and Women's March, Inc will lead the discussion among women, underscoring the importance of being active in campaigns and organizing communities to turnout to vote for the California Primary - and the special San Francisco election just days later. Panelists will discuss how they’ve elevated women in electoral and activist spaces and will give attendees examples and strategies for taking a greater roles on campaigns to create change.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite (free event)
- Bob Bland, Co-President of Women’s March, Inc.
- Becky Bond, CREDO political director
- Sophie Maxwell, former San Francisco Supervisor
- Winnie Wong, a core Occupy organizer and founder of Seismologik
- Jamiah Adams, NextGen America, Digital Advocacy Director
- Carmen Chu, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
- Aimee Alison, president of Democracy in Color
Confirmed Organization for Tabling from 1-2 pm:
- Swing Left Peninsula
- Democracy Action SF
- Indivisible San Francisco
- League of Women Voters SF
- FairVote California
- The Women's Building
This event continues the year’s theme, "Hear Our Vote," centering on five levels of action:
- Voter Registration
- Voter Turnout
- Local Organization
- Increasing women in office, especially women of color
- Electing progressive women and allies
Only 54 percent of women in California are registered to vote (which is in the bottom third of U.S. states) and of that group only 45 percent turned out to vote in the 2016 election.
Everyone is welcome!
The Women’s Building is accessible by MUNI either from the J (at Church & 18th), the 14 or 49 (both at 18th & Mission), the 22 (at 16th & Valencia), or the 33 (at 18th & Valencia) and accessible via the 16th Street/Mission BART stop.