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Killer Robots Rally = Poor Progressive Organizing

by Michael Petrelis
No reason to be a prop for a useless photo-op on a cold December morning.
Tomorrow's morning rally at City Hall raises concerns for me.

This is a perfect example of continuing poor progressive San Francisco political organizing, and I say this as someone who supports the goals to stop the SFPD from having killer robots and persuading the Board of Supervisors to deny the police these lethal tools.

If there was successful progressive organizing we wouldn't be in this situation.

The matter is not, I repeat not, on the agenda of the Monday, Dec. 5 hearing of the Rules Committee that meets at 10:00 am tomorrow. If it were, then I could endorse showing up and speaking before the committee, but that isn't happening.

So why are the organizers asking us to leave the house on a cold winter morning to stand around in the wind-chill temps at 9:30 am on Monday, to get hot air from the three Supervisors who voted last week to deny the cops the killer robots?

Instead of putting pressure on we, the people, to serve a props for a photo-op with Hillary Ronen, Dean Preston and Shaman Walton, the organizers should lobby these three supervisors to publicly call on the other members of the board to change their votes.

Calling on us to come out in the cold of a December morning potentially could cause negative health impacts on us seniors and people with underlying medical conditions.

Stay warm and at home, is my advice, and demand better organizing from the sponsors of tomorrow's photo-op and the Supervisors who are scheduled to speak.

Source:

https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/rls120522_agenda.pdf
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