Our very own Nina Turner is running for Congress in Ohio District 11. This is a people-powered campaign that doesn't take any corporate money, so it's up to US to send Nina to DC! Please join us for a special fundraiser for the campaign on Thursday, April 15th at 5:30pm PT.
We have many special guests including: US Congressman Ro Khanna, CA Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, CA Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Actor Danny Glover, Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, Oakland Councilmember Carroll Fife, Jane Kim, and of course, Nina Turner herself!
Our event is hosted by Jane Kim, San Francisco Berniecrats, and The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club and is co-sponsored by Our Revolution - East Bay.
Imperial Court Elections Next Saturday, April 17! Let's Elect a New Emperor and Empress!
The International Imperial Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ organizations in the world, and San Francisco's Imperial Court - founded by Mama Hose Sarria in 1965 - is it's first and oldest chapter. By the time it reached its 30th anniversary, Sarria had established more than 60 Imperial Courts throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all dedicated to celebrating the diversity of queer identity, marvelous displays of pageantry, and raising funds for LGBTQ causes.
Yearly elections for Emperor and Empress are once again upon us! The Milk Club will be out and about all day next Saturday, April 17 at three separate voting locations in SOMA (Powerhouse, 1-5pm), Polk Gulch (the Cinch, 11am-4pm), and the Castro (Harvey Milk Plaza, 12pm-6pm). If you'd like to read more about the Court and why one of our most favorite people is running - in sensible heals -
for Empress, read here: https://juanitamore.medium.com/running-in-sensible-heels-for-empress-of-san-francisco-e7c659af458
And join us for next Tuesday's PAC Meeting where we'll be creating a bit more space for discussion of the Court's significance and volunteer opportunities for the weekend ahead!
PLEASE SIGN the Petition - Castro Advocates Call for Safe Recovery, Not Surveillance!
For months now, the Milk Club has partnered with the Castro Queer Cultural District and other ally organizations to push back on the installation of a complex centralized network of 125 security cameras in the Castro District - an affront to Castro's fabled history of diversity and freedom of expression. A decision is poised to be made in the near future as to whether the Castro Community Benefit District (an affiliation of mostly out-of-town property owners) will accept nearly $700,000 in dark money to install that network - without any oversight or community input. We have been successful in delaying that decision once. (Read more about it here: https://hoodline.com/2020/10/castro-district-group-delays-vote-on-security-cameras-after-significant-community-pushback/
Now is the time to keep the pressure on!