Election Slate for April 19, 2022

Each election I prepare a slate card for my friends so we can debate how to vote here in San Francisco (and beyond). Here’s what I have so far, based on the ballot I received in the mail, various organizational endorsements, and an online discussion with local activists… I’d love your input (I’ll post comments people submit to me below)– 

State Assembly Member, District 17: David Campos

Election Slate for February 15, 2022

Each election I prepare a slate card for my friends so we can debate how to vote here in San Francisco (and beyond). Here’s what I have so far, based on the ballot I received in the mail, various organizational endorsements, and an online discussion with local activists… I’d love your input (I’ll post comments people submit to me below)– 

State Assembly Member, District 17: David Campos

School Proposition A: No recall

School Proposition B: No recall

School Proposition C: No recall

Assessor Recorder: as you wish

Vegan Diet Good for Environment and Health

A vegan diet is good both for the environment and for individual health.

Vegan Diet and the Environment

Climate change mitigation and health effects of varied dietary patterns in real-life settings throughout North America: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/100/suppl_1/490S/4576703 (pdf available)

Vegan Diet and Health

Some articles:

The Oxford Vegetarian Study: an overview: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10479226/

Vegans found to have highest amount of disease-fighting biomarkers: https://news.llu.edu/research/vegans-found-have-highest-amount-of-disease-fighting-biomarkers

Does the Vegan Diet Extend Your Lifespan? https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/do-vegans-live-longer

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Vegetarians:
A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review: https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/337301

Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4191896/

Mortality in vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691673/pdf/ajcn119461.pdf

Vegetarian diet and all-cause mortality: Evidence from a large population-based Australian cohort – the 45 and Up Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0091743516304479

Loma Linda’s longevity legacy: https://news.llu.edu/health-wellness/loma-linda-s-longevity-legacy

Vegetarianism and Health: Research on Vegetarian Nutrition: https://libguides.llu.edu/c.php?g=429401&p=2929209

Geographic study of mortality, biochemistry, diet and lifestyle in rural China: https://web.archive.org/web/20120306122055/http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/~china/monograph/

Huge Study Of Diet Indicts Fat And Meat: https://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/08/science/huge-study-of-diet-indicts-fat-and-meat.html

Election Slate for November 3, 2020

Each election I prepare a slate card for my friends so we can debate how to vote here in San Francisco (and beyond). Here’s what I have so far, based on the ballot I received in the mail, various organizational endorsements, and an online discussion with local activists… I’d love your input (I’ll post comments people submit to me below)– 

* = especially important

Elected Offices

US President/Vice President: Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris

US Representative, District 12: No vote (I was going to protest vote for Buttar against Pelosi, but there is scandal with Buttar)

State Senator, District 11: Jackie Fielder

State Assembly, District 17: Starchild (as protest vote against David Chiu)

Board of Education (no more than 4):
*1. Matt Alexander
*2. Mark Sanchez
3. Kevin Boggess
4. Alida Fisher

Community College Board (no more than 4):
*1. Anita Martinez (the only candidate that actually seems to have CCSF students and faculty interests in mind… see comment below about why to “bullet vote” only for Anita!)
2. no vote
3. no vote
4. no vote

BART Director, District 9: Bevan Dufty

Board of Supervisors, District 9: Hillary Ronen

California Propositions

14: No

*15: Yes (most important measure on the ballot IMHO, tax commercial property worth over $3M at current values, leaves unchanged the exemption to value-based tax increases for residential property and commercial property under $3M)

16: Yes

17: Yes

18: Yes

19: No

20: No

21: Yes

*22: No (don’t let “gig” mega-corporations carve out special exemptions to California/federal employment law, spending $180 million plus on campaigning that could have gone to employee benefits)

23: Yes

24: No

25: No (I support getting rid of money bail system, just not like this… don’t use algorithms… this particular measure could actually increase pre-trial detentions)

Regional Proposition

RR: Yes

San Francisco Propositions

A: Yes

B: Yes

C: Yes

D: Yes

E: Yes

F: Yes

G: Yes

H: No

*I: Yes (tax wealthy real estate owners a bit)

*J: Yes (support teachers and prevent potential lawsuit clawback of previously spent education funds)

*K: Yes (removes legal obstacle to city-built affordable housing)

*L: Yes (reverse income inequality)

Election Slate for November 5, 2019

Each election I prepare a slate card for my friends so we can debate how to vote here in San Francisco (and beyond). Here’s what I have so far… I’d love your input (I’ll post comments people submit to me below)–

Elected Offices

Mayor: Joel Ventresca

Board of Supervisors, District 5: Dean Preston

City Attorney: Dennis Herrera

District Attorney: Chesa Boudin 

Public Defender: Manohar Raju

Sheriff: No Endorsement

Treasurer: Jose Cisneros

Board of Education: No Endorsement

Community College Board: Ivy Lee

San Francisco Propositions

A: Yes

B: Yes

C: No

D: Yes

E: Yes

F: Yes