Ross Mirkarimi

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Ross Mirkarimi is a San Francisco area activist.

Black History Month

Mahnani Clay February 28, 2015.


We sent Black History Month off in style with our Queer #BlackLivesMatter Rally on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came out in solidarity to celebrate our Queer Black Lives, show support for our Trans sisters and call out racist and classist norms in the Castro! It's our Castro, too! #GoTeamGo!! — with Shaun Haines, Darin Conley-Buchsieb, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Ross Mirkarimi, Adam S. Mehis, Cee Freedman, Paulina Maldonado, BeBe Sweetbriar, Veronika Fimbres, Peter Gallotta, Gladys Soto, Thea Matthews and Roscoe Mapps at Queer #BlackLivesMatter: A Call to Action in Castro.

"Social Justice in the Bay Area" open letter

An Open Letter to Men Committed to Social Justice in the Bay Area - Calling on Men in the Bay Area to Stand Up for Reproductive Justice.

Written by Rishi Awatramani and Chris Crass Friday Jan 14th, 2005.

On January 22nd, the right-wing anti-choice movement will be coming to San Francisco to shout their anti-human rights, anti-woman message in the streets. At this time when women's rights to abortion are being challenged by the Bush administration and questioned in the Democratic party, it is crucial that we as men join the sisters organizing in opposition to this right-wing march and say: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FOR ALL! [1]

Signatories included Ross Mirkarimi, SF Board of Supervisors, District 5 .

San Francisco People's Organization

The political left in San Francisco, which lost its footing after progressive torchbearer Matt Gonzalez lost the 2003 mayor's race to more centrist Gavin Newsom, hoped to find solid ground with the the San Francisco People's Organization convention Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the St. Mary's Cathedral conference center, 1111 Gough St, when tenant activists, environmentalists, labor organizers and other crusaders for the underdog inaugurated a new coalition.

Organizers said they expect to draw 400 to 500 attendees.

Among the groups involved were the health care workers union, Senior Action Network, the San Francisco Day Labor Program, the Tenants Network, the San Francisco Child Care Providers Association, the Sex Workers Outreach Project and the Coalition for Transit Justice.

The new alliance's goal, according to its mission statement, is to "transform San Francisco into a city that places human needs and the common good above everything else."

In more practical terms, the organization was looking to build a political majority that carries clout at the ballot box and can set a successful agenda at City Hall, now dominated by Newsom.

"It's about creating strength in numbers, finding common ground and supporting each other," said Jane Kim, a Chinatown youth organizer who had been active in forming the new coalition.

"Progressives have found themselves in more of a reactive role," said Corey Cook, a political scientist at San Francisco State University.

Now, however, some political leaders on the left are trying to reclaim a bigger stake, and the San Francisco People's Organization is being viewed by some of its backers as the vehicle to achieve more power.

Among those expected to attend Saturday's convention were Gonzalez, Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Chris Daly and Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

"This is an attempt to draw people together from various progressive causes and issues throughout the city to examine what issues matter most to folks and to figure out how we an continue to work together on a consistent platform," Adachi said.[2]

Ho connection

In 2004, David Ho volunteered to run the field campaign for a school board candidate who was a longtime co-worker of his at CCDC, a young woman named Jane Kim. Kim lost that race, but built a grassroots base that would propel her to victory two years later. Ho also spent time in 2004 mobilizing Asian-American voters for District Five Supervisor candidate Ross Mirkarimi, with many believing this support was critical to the now popular incumbent’s victory.

After helping elect Kim to the School Board in 2006, Ho helped organize the field campaign for then little known supervisor candidate David Chiu in District Three; Chiu also prevailed.

Ami Bera volunteers

July 2015, Glennda Campos forwarded an email from Rick Guerrero Chair, Democratic Party of Sacramento Voter Registration.

Dear River City Dems-
Here is an opportunity to be involved with other Dems & support the election of Dr Ami Bera doing voter registration. Please see the email below for needed information. It's also a chance to wear your River City T-shirt.

Let's elect Democrats to Congress,
Glennda Campos

The email went to Ross Mirkarimi, and others.

IAPAC money

Ross Mirkarimi received money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee during 2004 candidacy for San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and his 2012 candicacy for Sheriff of San Francisco County California.[3]