OWL ALERT NOV 28: REPEAL THE 2002 IRAQ USE OF FORCE

SITUATION: It’s obvious that the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is no longer needed, yet the potential for the AUMF to perpetuate forever wars is ever-present.

Regarding the 2002 AUMF, to date:

  • The Biden Administration has affirmed that it is not relying on it for any ongoing operations
  • Senators Todd Young (R-Ind) and Tim Kaine (D-Va) have introduced a bill in the Senate to repeal it
  • In June, the House had bi-partisan support to include repeal in their version of the National Defense Authorization Act
YET IT HAS NOT RECEIVED A VOTE

ACTION: Contact your Senators today and tell them to support repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF, and BRING IT TO A VOTE THIS YEAR.

Go to: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm for Senate contact info.

OWL ALERT JANUARY 16: SUPPORT SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE

ACTION NEEDED FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

SITUATION: Today’s U.S. health care system is a complex, fragmented multi-payer system that leaves wide gaps of coverage and poses significant issues of affordability.

SITUATION:  AB 1400, the California Guaranteed HealthCare For All legislation—which sets in motion a single-payer health care coverage system in California—has passed the Assembly Health Committee and must pass the entire Assembly no later than January 22, 2022. 

With Medicare under attack on a national level,
it is especially urgent for California to lead the nation on behalf of healthcare.
OTHER STATES WILL FOLLOW.

ACTION: Urge Governor Newsom to support AB1400!

ACTION: Contact your Assemblymember and say urge full and vigorous support for AB 1400.

ACTION: TELL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA

OWLSF HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 18

Complimentary catered lunch including

delicious vegetarian & vegan choices and no-host wine bar

Book swap

Saturday, December 18, 11:30 AM– 1:00 PM

Jannah Restaurant  at  1775 Fulton Street, at Masonic

Muni 5 and 43; validated parking at Lucky’s, across the street

One guest per member welcome      Wheelchair accessible

RSVP by Wednesday, December 8th

415-712-1695                info@owlsf.org

 

 

OWL ALERT NOVEMBER 9: SPEAK OUT ABOUT YOUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS

SITUATION: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is seeking public input on a draft spending plan for the city’s half-cent sales tax, which will go on the ballot for renewal as soon as next June. The SF Board of Supervisors, acting as the Transportation Authority Board, directs revenue toward projects city-wide, such as construction on the Central Subway and the purchase of new MUNI vehicles.

SITUATION: San Francisco voters first passed the half-cent sales tax in 1989 and renewed it in 2003. Current plans are to develop the 30-year spending plan, formally called an Expenditure Plan, and the Board of Supervisors are expected to vote by the end of February on whether to place the Expenditure Plan and sales tax renewal on the June ballot.

ACTION: San Francisco residents can:

A 27-person Expenditure Plan Advisory Committee will then make recommendations next month to the SFCTA Board.

OWL ALERT May 22, 2021

 Rental Subsidies for Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities are vital to Keeping Seniors Housed and Safe

SITUATION A majority of senior renters and people with disabilities in S.F. have incomes too low to qualify for “affordable” housing and need rental subsidies to afford even these programs.   There are 2 types of rental subsidies:

1) Portable Rental Subsidies provide assistance with rent payments that stay with the tenant if they need to move.

2)  Senior Operating Subsidies (SOS): Subsidies stay with the rental unit as “deeply affordable” set asides for very low-income seniors.  Funds for SOS program presently available for 5 years only starting in 2019.

Both of these programs have been successful and must be expanded!

ACTION:  

1) Phone and/or email Mayor London Breed and ask her to fund $3 million for portable rental subsidies and $3M for Senior Operating Subsidies in the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget.

 

CONTACT: PLEASE CALL ASAP BECAUSE THE MAYOR ANNOUNCES HER BUDGET ON JUNE 1!!!

Mayor London Breed, Phone: (415) 554-6141

E-mail: mayorlondonbreed@sfgov.org

OWL Alert May 12, 2021

BAN UN-IDENTIFIABLE, SELF-ASSEMBLED GUNS IN SAN FRANCISCO!

 SITUATION: “Ghost Guns” are becoming increasingly popular in the Bay Area because they can be bought legally without a background check and shipped to any location.  44% of guns recovered from San Francisco homicides are ghost guns. They are a public safety threat as mounting numbers are being found in the aftermath of gang violence, burglaries and neighborhood shootings.

ACTION:   New legislation, proposed by Supervisor Catherine Stefani, completely bans the possession and sale of ghost guns and their untraceable components. 

Call and email your supervisor and tell him or her to make our communities safer and stop the surge of shootings across our city by supporting this “Ghost Gun” legislation.

Contacts for Supervisors:

Connie Chan, Dist. 1, 415-554-7410, ChanStaff@sfgov.org

Catherine Stefani, Dist. 2, 415-554-7752, Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org

Aaron Peskin, Dist. 3, 415-554-7450, Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

Gordon Mar, Dist. 4, 415-554-7460, Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org

Dean Preston, Dist. 5, 415-554-7630, Dean.Preston@sfgov.org

Matt Haney, Dist. 6, 415-554-7970, Matt.Haney@sfgov.org

Myrna Melgar, Dist. 7, (415) 554-6516, MelgarStaff@sfgov.org

Rafael Mandelman, Dist. 8, 415-554-6968, MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org

Hillary Ronen, Dist. 9, 415-554-5144, Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org

Shamann Walton, Dist. 10, 415-554-7670, Shamman.Walton@sfgov.org

Ashsa Safai, Dist. 11, 415-554-6975, Ahsha.Safai@sfgov.org