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Benefit to Elect Progressives in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 03, 2004
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Alex Posorske
Location Details:
El Rio - 3158 Mission (@ Cesar Chavez)

Newsom May Listen to KFOG, But What About You?

(Contact: Alex Posorske 415-420-3370,

Wondering what to do or feeling blue in post-Matt Gonzalez for Mayor San Francisco? Gavin Newsom and the machine got you down? Do you keep having recurring dreams involving Willie Brown stealing all of your condiments and leaving the refrigerator door wide open?

Well, worry no more! Instead pick your shattered political ego off the floor and get it on down to the El Rio (3158 Mission @Cesar Chavez) on March 3 at 8 p.m. for the first Our City benefit show and start preparing to take back San Francisco!

Listen to the sounds of A Murder of Crows (a mish-mash of indie-folkie boy/girl songs), Broadcast Engine (with a little more oomph), the New York Girlfriends (who will declare their love for the Modern Lovers) and a TBA band (and perhaps a mystery TBA political guest), while basking in the warm glow of knowing that your $5 is going to support Our City and its mission to bring San Francisco the elected officials this city deserves.

What: Our City benefit show featuring A Murder of Crows. Broadcast Engine and the New York Girlfriends.

When: March 3, 8 p.m.

Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission @Cesar Chavez

Our City was formed out of the Matt Gonzalez for Mayor Campaign with the goal of electing progressives to office in San Francisco. We want to help carry on the amazing energy the Gonzalez campaign unleashed in San Francisco and believe that the best way to productively do this is to put together the kind of political infrastructure that too often only resides in the camps of downtown-controlled politicians.

With that in mind, we are fanning out across the city and contacting voters one-by-one to identify progressive voters, committed volunteers and small donors while simultaneously educating residents about various progressive issues and campaigns. Our goal is to build a citywide network of volunteers, small donors and community leaders who will be able to form the organizational backbone of future progressive campaigns. With such a structure in place, the large amount of money that politicians like Gavin Newsom can raise will no longer be such a obstacle to candidates who truly represent their communities and the political playing field in San Francisco will be much more level.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 2, 2004 2:04PM
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