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Sierra Club Endorsements of Leland Yee
by reader
Tuesday May 13th, 2014 9:43 PM
They are unfortunately a part of the Democrat machine of California -- never once do they endorse a Green, Peace and Freedom or any other party but Democrat. And as the Ds are gradually exposed for what most of them are, it becomes increasingly obvious that the Sierra Club endorsements are part of the problem, not the solution.
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Leland Yee endorsed for San Francisco mayor by Sierra Club
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/leland-yee-endorsed-for-san-francisco-mayor-by-sierra-club/Content?oid=2175348

With Sierra Club Endorsement at Home, Yee Snubs Environmentalists in Sacramento
by Paul Hogarth‚ Jun. 09‚ 2011
http://quartz.he.net/~beyondch/news/index.php?itemid=9247
State Senator Leland Yee got the local Sierra Club chapter’s endorsement in his run for Mayor. It was a boost to his campaign, though some wondered if a political quid pro quo between Yee and SF Sierra Club Chair John Rizzo (who hopes to be the next District 5 Supervisor) played a part. Meanwhile up in Sacramento, and far from the consciousness of most San Franciscans, Yee cast one of only three votes in the State Senate last week against SB 388. Supported by major environmental groups (including the Sierra Club) and Native American tribes, the legislation will block a large landfill in San Diego County – Gregory Canyon – that environmentalists have objected to for years. Bill opponents include the Waste Management Inc. company, whose PAC last year gave Yee a $2,500 contribution. It’s part of a larger pattern with Yee – talk a good game with local progressives, but oppose their interests when no one is paying attention.

But just a year later . . .

Sierra Club Honors Sen. Leland Yee
Posted by Kristine Wong , March 07, 2012 at 03:41 AM
http://halfmoonbay.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/sierra-club-honors-sen-leland-yee

And then in 2013 . . .

Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee accused by FBI of gun trafficking was among hosts of SF Sierra Club Dinner Oct. 4, 2013 with billionaire Tom Steyer Keynote Speaker
"4th Annual David Brower Dinner," SanFranciscoBay.SierraClub.org
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6-9pm Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco
http://doingadvancework.blogspot.com/2014/03/calif-state-sen-leland-yee-accused-by.html

Finally . . .

3/26/14, "California State Sen. Leland Yee charged with promising guns, missiles from Muslim group to agent for campaign donations," NY Daily News, by Adam Edelman, Michael Sorrentino
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fbi-agents-arrest-u-s-lawmakers-unrelated-corruption-schemes-article-1.1735802