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DogPAC endorsement of Jane Kim to represent SF in CA State Senate!
Jane Kim has championed a number of bills that have benefitted both residents and small businesses in her district and citywide. No official “dog play area” had ever existed under SF Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD) Dog Play Areas Program (DPA) in District 6—which spans from Treasure Island to the Tenderloin to SOMA to Mission Bay—until Jane was instrumental in creating an official dog park there, West SOMA Skate and Dog Park, under the auspices of SF Department of Public Works (SFDPW) completed in 2014. Additionally, the only other off-leash dog park in District 6 is Rincon Hill Dog Park which is also managed by SFDPW.
Jane recognizes the importance of the human-animal bond in personal, social, and mental health and plans on carrying this principle in Sacramento. She has supported rent control, more affordable housing, and other programs to help people stay in their homes like community land trusts, free from eviction, which in turn has prevented the separation of many residents from their pets. This also has helped keep the overpopulation of orphaned animals in our shelters and rescue groups.
She supports off-leash walking and has been a solid vote opposing the National Park Service in their draconian attempt to remove 90% of our off-leash access in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and would seek to increase access in SF local and CA state parks.
The intensity of building development and land use issues in her district has provided her with deep insight into the issues of poverty, homelessness, living wages, and employment availability, among other facets of survival in our urban setting. In understanding the plight and struggle to survive in San Francisco, and helping to allow homeless people and their furry companions in SF Navigation Centers, Jane Kim has earned our trust on animal welfare concerns and will continue this legacy in ensuring just decisions and support in her district, citywide and across the state.
Note: Both candidates were sent questionnaires on October 15th with instructions to return by the due date of October 19th at 5pm. The decision was to made on October 20th. Only one was received from Ms. Kim on time. Mr. Wiener's arrived on October 21 past the deadline so could not be considered. We did not hear from him.
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DogPAC ranked-choice endorsements of
#1 Sandra Lee Fewer and #2 Jonathan Lyens for District 1 Supervisor!
Sandra Lee Fewer is no stranger to the political workings of San Francisco having entered solidly in her early work in public education budgeting nearly half-billion dollars of taxpayer money (former Supervisor Tom Ammiano's 2004 Prop H) on the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) Community Advisory Committee at SF Unified School District (SFUSD). And, from there she earned the public's support to be elected to the school board. She has been a tireless school mom and advocate for children and families making good decisions and implementing needed programs. Sandra is also a dog lover and has jumpstarted the process for desperately needed renovations at the Golden Gate Park Dog Play Area near Spreckels Lake. Sandra supports the dog community and our struggles at the GGNRA and Recreation and in SF Parks.
Jonathan Lyens as been a solid advocate for homeless issues. He is steadfast in his stances on homelessness, affordable housing, city budget, public education among others. He supports animal welfare issues and other dog issues around the city.
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DogPAC endorsement to re-elect Norman Yee for San Francisco District 7 Supervisor!
Norman Yee gets our endorsement wholeheartedly as he has been a good vote for animal welfare and dog community concerns in his district and citywide. He has been a solid vote opposing the restrictions being proposed by the National Park Service on recreational dog walking at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
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DogPAC endorsement to re-elect Jackie Speier for US Congress in District 14!
Representative Jackie Speier has been an unwavering, tireless supporter and advocate representing all our concerns about the overreaching policies being proposed by the National Park Service (NPS) at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) that stretches from Marin County through San Francisco to San Mateo County seaboard. It comprises over 50,000 acres of which just 1% is currently available for dog walking recreation. NPS' new proposal seeks to further restrict this 1% by another 90% providing far fewer areas for the tax-paying public to recreate.
Join us in re-electing Jackie Speier to US Congress!
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DogPAC endorsement to re-elect of Aaron Peskin for District 3 Supervisor!
Aaron Peskin gets our endorsement wholeheartedly as he has been a good vote for animal welfare and dog community concerns in his district and citywide. He has been a solid vote opposing the restrictions being proposed by the National Park Service on recreational dog walking at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
In addition, Aaron's unwavering work on curbing bad housing practices and supporting affordable housing assures some safety for renters with pets.
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