T-5 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco voters, you have five days left to cast your ballot in the November 3, 2020 election and decide the fate of numerous local candidate races and ballot measures. Our November 2020 voter guide, Supervisor candidate questionnaire, and District 1 and District 7 Supervisor debates are here to help.
We reserve zero judgment for last-minute voters, especially when COVID-19 has churned new quantities of chaos into our lives. At sf.citi, all we care about is that you vote—and vote all of the way down the ballot to where the San Francisco candidate races and ballot measures live. Without diminishing the significance of the presidential election, there are plenty of measures on the November 2020 ballot that could change your life in San Francisco for years to come.
We also understand that voting can be overwhelming. If you are registered in San Francisco, you have to navigate 12 California ballot measures and 13 San Francisco ballot measures, not to mention a number of important candidate races. The good thing is that sf.citi has done the research for you on everything San Francisco. Among our November 2020 election resources, you’ll find an easy-to-digest analysis of all of the local ballot measures, as well as side-by-side comparisons of the leading Supervisor candidates running for office. Take a look below and vote on or before November 3, 2020!
SOCIAL IMPACT ADAPTED FOR REMOTE WORK
Last week, sf.citi talked to social impact leaders at Cruise, Dropbox, and NextRoll to learn how they’ve shifted their social impact strategies in the age of COVID-19 and remote work.
Amanda Lenaghan of Cruise, Tina Lee of Dropbox, and Amy LeBold of NextRoll took (virtual) center stage at part 2 of sf.citi’s Scaling Social Impact event series. They described how COVID-19, along with just about everything else, has drastically altered the landscape of corporate social impact. With in-person volunteering relegated to our pre-pandemic past and workforces spread across the country, tech companies and nonprofits have had to adapt staples of their social impact programming to meet our new normal.
Our speakers highlighted three unique approaches to social impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise, for example, found a way to use its self-driving technology to bolster its social impact agenda all while helping our San Francisco community recover from the pandemic. Dropbox has leaned into advocacy and fundraising for its nonprofit partners. And NextRoll has managed to organize virtual volunteer opportunities for its employees without adding to Zoom fatigue. Read our event recap below to learn more about changes to social impact during the pandemic and discover key findings on the future of social impact and tech volunteering in 2021.
DISTRICT 9 SUPERVISOR HILLARY RONEN’S PLAN FOR REOPENING SF SCHOOLS
sf.citi continued our virtual 2020 Lunch and Learn series with District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen. We were joined by sf.citi members Airbnb, AT&T, Comcast, Cruise, Lyft, Postmates, Salesforce, Waymo, and more.
Elected to the Board of Supervisors four years ago, Supervisor Ronen is the only sitting San Francisco Supervisor to run unopposed in the November 2020 election. One of her top priorities during the pandemic is to reopen San Francisco’s public schools. As the mother of a seven-year-old, she understands all too well the challenges parents face trying to balance distance learning with their jobs. “Parents that work full time can’t possibly do both,” she said. While some of the City’s private schools have reopened, public schools are only offering distance learning. Supervisor Ronen hopes to change that and will have the opportunity to see that through with her recent appointment to District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney’s joint select committee with the San Francisco school district.
Looking ahead to her next term, Supervisor Ronen is also focused on providing COVID-19 support to San Francisco’s Latinx community and improving the City’s mental health services. She helped launch the Right to Recover, which offers two weeks of minimum wages to anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and does not have access to sick leave. People and companies can support the Right to Recover program by donating to Give2SF, San Francisco’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even as COVID-19 case number rise across the country and much of the Bay Area, San Francisco continues to keep COVID-19 cases and deaths at a record low. UCSF Infectious disease expert Dr. Robert Wachter credits San Francisco’s relative success in quelling the coronavirus with Mayor Breed following the guidance of health officials. He also notes that the tech industry, including many sf.citi members, played a role in San Francisco’s management of COVID-19 by transitioning to remote work early on in the pandemic. Read more on that here.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Airbnb picks Nasdaq for its IPO (Axios)
- Waymo and Daimler are teaming up to build fully driverless semi trucks (The Verge)
- Google says it will ban political ads following election (The Washington Post)