Congressman Josh Harder! …and Senator Mike Espy?

You did it. Josh Harder is going to Washington as the Member of Congress for CA District 10. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who knocked on doors, made calls, texted, donated, and otherwise supported this campaign. Our closest Republican-held district is now Democratic, and it’s all thanks to you.

The midterms aren’t over yet. There’s one more opportunity: a Senate seat in Mississippi, heading to a runoff election on Tuesday, November 27. The Republican candidate, Cindy Hyde Smith, joked this week about being in the front row of a public hanging. Given Mississippi’s history of lynching, that comes across as tone-deaf at best.

The Democratic candidate is Mike Espy, who was among many other achievements the nation’s first Black Secretary of Agriculture. He’s a long shot …but so was Josh Harder. Let’s help him out.


Over the next two Sundays, our friends at Democracy Action are hosting phone banks from 1-5pm in the Dogpatch to get out the vote for Mike Espy. Sign up here for Sunday, November 18 and here for Sunday, November 25.


At our October meeting, Aina S. reflected that Stand Up SF leadership has not been transparent with our members about the inner workings of our group. We have taken this very much to heart, and we have started to spread a little sunshine around. On our website, you will now see a list of our volunteer roles to date, and who holds those roles. We’ve also shared the resources available in our Info Center, so that you can review action reports, talking points, and more. Let us know if there’s more we can share!


Stand Up SF Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street

DATE CHANGE (AIR QUALITY) Stand Up SF General Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location
1270 Sanchez Street