All initiatives

The results are in! In collaboration with Spot.us, we surveyed 135 prominent local politicians and political organizations to find out how they want to you vote, and the consensus on the ballot propositions is: yes, no, yes, no, no, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. (Don’t remember what the props are? Here’s your official voter’s info pamphlet.)

But that doesn’t mean, obviously, that you SHOULD vote that way. Instead, you need to look at who, specifically, endorsed each measure; and then go with the side that has the most number of names that you trust. Neither the Appeal nor Spot.Us is endorsing anything in this series – just compiling what others have endorsed.

Of course, there are still some people and organizations missing from this list. That’s because we prioritized endorsers in and around San Francisco; and when it came time to broaden our search scope, we just plain darn ran out of money. Oh well!

See our matrix of endorsements for offices here.

Proposition A

A

Yes on A
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
Gavin Newsom
Harvey Milk Club
Joanne Hayes-White
League of Women Voters
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
Parents for Public Schools
Phil Ting
SF Bay Guardian
SF Board of Education
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
SPUR
United Educators of San Francisco

No on A
SF Republican Party
SF Young Republicans
Terence Faulkner

Proposition B

B

Yes on B
Affordable Housing Alliance
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
CA State Labor Federation
Citizens for a Better SF
Fiona Ma
George Gascon
Harvey Milk Club
Joanne Hayes-White
Kamala Harris
League of Women Voters
Legaue of Young Voters
Mark Leno
Noe Valley Democratic Club
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Police Officers Association
SF Republican Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
SPUR
Supervisor Avalos
Supervisor Campos
Supervisor Chiu
Supervisor Chu
Supervisor Dufty
Supervisor Elsbernd
Supervisor Mar
Supervisor Maxwell
Supervisor Mirkarimi
Tom Ammiano

No on B
SF Young Republicans
Supervisor Daly

Proposition C

C

Yes on C
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Harvey Milk Club
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
Supervisor Alioto-Pier
Supervisor Campos
Supervisor Chiu
Supervisor Chu
Supervisor Daly
Supervisor Dufty
Supervisor Elsbernd
Supervisor Mar
Supervisor Maxwell
Supervisor Mirkarimi

No on C
Bay Area Reporter
CA State Labor Federation
SF Apartment Association
SF Gate
SF Republican Party
SF Young Republicans
SPUR
Terence Faulkner

Proposition D

D

Yes on D
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
CA State Labor Federation
Gavin Newsom
Harvey Milk Club
Jeff Adachi
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
SEIU 1021
SF Apartment Association
SF Bay Guardian
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Republican Party
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
SF Young Republicans
SPUR
Supervisor Avalos
Supervisor Campos
Supervisor Chiu
Supervisor Chu
Supervisor Dufty
Supervisor Elsbernd
Supervisor Mar
Supervisor Maxwell
Supervisor Mirkarimi

No on D
Supervisor Daly

Proposition E

E

Yes on E
CA State Labor Federation
Harvey Milk Club
League of Women Voters
Legaue of Young Voters
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
Supervisor Avalos
Supervisor Campos
Supervisor Chiu
Supervisor Daly
Supervisor Mar
Supervisor Maxwell
Supervisor Mirkarimi

No on E
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
George Gascon
SF Apartment Association
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Gate
SF Republican Party
SF Young Democrats
SF Young Republicans
SPUR
Supervisor Chu
Supervisor Dufty
Supervisor Elsbernd

Proposition F

F

Yes on F
AIDS Housing Alliance SF
CA State Labor Federation
Causa Justa: Just Cause
Community Tenants Association
Eviction Defense Collaborative
Harvey Milk Club
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
SEIU 1021
Senior Action Network/Senior Housing Action Collaborative
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
Supervisor Avalos
Supervisor Campos
Supervisor Chiu
Supervisor Daly
Supervisor Mar
Supervisor Mirkarimi

No on F
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
Chinese Real Estate Association of America
Coalition for Better Housing
Coalition for SF Neighborhoods
Professional Property Management Association of SF
SF Apartment Association
SF Association of REALTORS (R)
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Gate
SF Republican Party
SF Young Republicans
Small Property Owners of SF Institute
SPUR
Supervisor Chu
Supervisor Elsbernd

Proposition G

G

Yes on G
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Bay Area Reporter
CA State Labor Federation
Harvey Milk Club
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
SF Apartment Association
SF Bay Guardian
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Republican Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
SPUR
Supervisor Daly

Proposition 13

13


Yes on 13

African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Amer. Fed. of State, County, Municipal Employees
Bakersfield Californian
Bay Area Reporter
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Council of Churches
CA Democratic Party
CA Farm Bureau Federation
CA Federation of Teachers
CA Labor Federation
CA National Organization for Women
CA Republican Assembly
CA State Labor Federation
CA Taxpayers Association
Calitics
EQCA
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association
LA Daily News
LA Times
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Oakland Tribune
Sacramento Bee
San Jose Mercury News
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
Small Property Owners of SF Institute

No on 13
CA Nurses Association

Proposition 14

14

Yes on 14
Bakersfield Californian
Bay Area Council
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Farm Bureau Federation
Governor Schwarzenegger
LA Daily News
LA Times
Oakland Tribune
Sacramento Bee
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Gate

No on 14
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Amer. Fed. of State, County, Municipal Employees
Bay Area Reporter
CA Council of Churches
CA Democratic Party
CA Federation of Teachers
CA Labor Federation
CA League of Conservation Voters
CA National Organization for Women
CA Nurses Association
CA Republican Assembly
CA State Labor Federation
CA Teachers Association
Calitics
EQCA
Green Party of CA
Harvey Milk Club
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Peace and Freedom Party
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Green Party
SF Republican Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats

Proposition 15

15

Yes on 15
AARP
African American Democratic Club
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Amer. Fed. of State, County, Municipal Employees
Bakersfield Californian
Bay Area Reporter
CA Council of Churches
CA Democratic Party
CA Federation of Teachers
CA Labor Federation
CA League of Conservation Voters
CA National Organization for Women
CA Nurses Association
CA State Labor Federation
Calitics
Common Cause
Consumer Federation of CA
Credo Action
EQCA
Green Party of CA
Harvey Milk Club
LA Daily News
LA Times
League of Women Voters
Legaue of Young Voters
Noe Valley Democratic Club
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Oakland Tribune
Peace and Freedom Party
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
Sierra Club

No on 15
ACLU of Northern California
Bay Area Council
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Farm Bureau Federation
CA Republican Assembly
CA Taxpayers Association
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association
Riverside Press Enterprise
Sacramento Bee

Proposition 16

16


Proposition 16

Yes on 16
AARP
African American Democratic Club
Bay Area Council
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Republican Assembly
CA Taxpayers Association
LA Daily News
PG&E
SF Chamber of Commerce
SF Republican Party

No on 16
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Amer. Fed. of State, County, Municipal Employees
Bakersfield Californian
Bay Area Reporter
CA Council of Churches
CA Democratic Party
CA Farm Bureau Federation
CA Federation of Teachers
CA Labor Federation
CA League of Conservation Voters
CA National Organization for Women
CA Nurses Association
CA State Labor Federation
Calitics
Consumer Federation of CA
Credo Action
EQCA
Fresno Bee
Green Party of CA
Harvey Milk Club
LA Times
League of Women Voters
Legaue of Young Voters
Long Beach Press Telegram
Noe Valley Democratic Club
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Oakland Tribune
Peace and Freedom Party
Riverside Press Enterprise
Sacramento Bee
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats
Sierra Club
TURN

Proposition 17

17

Yes on 17
Bay Area Council
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Republican Assembly
Mercury Insurance
SF Chamber of Commerce

No on 17
AARP
Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Amer. Fed. of State, County, Municipal Employees
Bakersfield Californian
Bay Area Reporter
CA Council of Churches
CA Democratic Party
CA Federation of Teachers
CA Labor Federation
CA National Organization for Women
CA Nurses Association
CA State Labor Federation
Calitics
Consumer Federation of CA
Credo Action
Dennis Herrera
EQCA
Green Party of CA
Harvey Milk Club
LA Daily News
LA Times
Legaue of Young Voters
Long Beach Press Telegram
Noe Valley Democratic Club
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Oakland Tribune
Peace and Freedom Party
Sacramento Bee
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
SEIU 1021
SF Bay Guardian
SF Democratic Club
SF Democratic Party
SF Gate
SF Green Party
SF Tenants Union
SF Women’s Political Committee
SF Young Democrats


Due to a last-minute oversight, we tragically neglected to include endorsements from our pal Greg Dewar. You can read his endorsements here, and you should — they are an excellent explanation of a variety of races, written by an individual who really knows his Ps and Qs when it comes to local politics.

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  • Greg Dewar

    Great article! The last paragraph made me LOL. Thanks for the kind words though…

  • Greg Dewar

    Great article! The last paragraph made me LOL. Thanks for the kind words though…

  • modelenoir

    This is a great resource. Thanks for compiling it.

    My only suggestion would be to include the actual proposition names with the proposition letter/number.

    Thanks,

    Mark

  • modelenoir

    This is a great resource. Thanks for compiling it.

    My only suggestion would be to include the actual proposition names with the proposition letter/number.

    Thanks,

    Mark