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information can be accessed from your computer and even on your cellular phone or personal digital assistant. knowing their arrival time of the bus allows riders the choice of waiting for it or perhaps doing some shopping locally or getting a cup of coffee. it also gives a greater sense that they can count on you to get to their destination on time. the next bus our arrival information is also transmitted to bus shelters around the city equipped with the next bus sign. riders are updated strictly about arrival times. to make this information available, muni has tested push to talk buttons at trial shelters. rider when pushes the button, the text is displayed -- when a rider pushes the button. >> the success of these tests led to the expansion of the program to all stations on the
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light rail and is part of the new shelter contract, push to talk will be installed. check out the new technology making your right easier every day>> the right to vote allows s to vote for candidates or party and it is a significant way to
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have our voice heard. exactly 100 years ago, women were given the vote in california. the battle for women's suffrage was not an easy one. it took more than 70 years. a woman could run for president in new york. >> organizing this conference, basically it modeled itself on a declaration of independence for women. it marked the beginning of the women's equality movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and
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voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in
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state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was
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associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of
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the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social
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transformation increase the boundary of what was possible, out word. >> there were parades and rallies, door to door candidacies, reaching every voter in the state. >> the eyes of the nation were on california in 1911, when we all voted. it was the sixth and largest state in the nation to approve this. one decade later, we have full voting rights in the united states. helping newly enfranchised women, a new political movement was founded. >> starting in the 1920's, it was a movement created by the suffragettes moving forward to
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getting the right to vote. all of the suffragettes were interested in educating the new voters. >> non-partisan, not endorsing candidates >> -- endorsing candidates, getting the right to vote and one they have their voice heard. >> the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage is taking place throughout the state. bancroft library is having an exhibit that highlights the women's suffrage movement, chronicling what happened in california, bringing women the right to vote. >> how long does this mean going on? >> the week of the 20th.
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people do not realize that women were allowed to vote as early as the 1920's. in the library collection we have a manuscript from the end of december, possibly longer. >> in commemoration of 100 years of voting in california. 100 years ago this year, we won the right to vote. around 1911, this is how it would have addressed. and here we are, dressed the same.
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[chanting] >> we have the right to vote. >> whether you are marching for a cause or voting in the next election, make your voice heard. thank you for watching.
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>> welcome to sfvotes 2011. we're bringing you statements by 14 of candidates for mayor of san francisco. >> my name is jeff adachi and i am running for mayor. i've served as elected public defender for nine years. i spent my entire career in social justice, and shrink the civil rights of all san francisco and are enforced and respected. my parents and grandparents were in turned during the war. from their experience came a passion for justice. i spent seven years working to free an innocent man from death row. over the past nine years, i've transformed the public defender's office into one of the best in the nation. i have created rehabilitation,
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community outreach, and youth programs. these programs have helped thousands of people lead productive lives. in 2007, my office received a national award from american bar association for best public office. i am an experienced manager. i twice won the top management award in the city. i brought the very best in technology and innovation to my department. i brought my department's budget on target for eight out of nine years. as mayor, i will focus on jobs, housing, education and addressing our fiscal crisis. i will create a program that will provide 1000 micro loans to support small businesses. this will create 7800 jobs and help revitalize our neighborhoods. i will also address the lack of affordable housing for lower and income san francisco families. i will be a mayor who supports public education. i will restore summer school which has been cut two years in
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a row and will make sure every high-school or who wants a summer job or internship get one. most importantly, i will address and solve our fiscal crisis. i'm the only candidate to take on a difficult issue of pension reform. i put proposition d on the ballot to protect basic services and rick shut -- read -- repayment the system. this is money they can be reinvested in jobs, protecting services and education. san francisco need a strong, independent leader in these challenging times. i will be a leader that's honest and my decision making and will always insure that the interest of the people come first. i will defend the public from special interest and eliminate inefficiencies, cronyism, and waste we all know exist in city government. above all else, i will be a mayor committed to pursuing the best solutions to our
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challenges, not the most expedient. revitalizing our city will require strong leadership and a pragmatic vision. with your help, we can tackle these difficult challenges and do what is best for san francisco. please cast one of your three votes for me and visit my website. thank you. >> election day is november 8th, 2011. that is the last day to vote in person and the last day for receipt of a vote by mail ballots. >> hello. i am michela alioto-pier, former district supervisor and candidate for mayor. my grandfather came to san francisco from sicily. he got his very first job at eight years old lighting street lamps at fisherman's wharf. he eventually bought himself a boat and by the time of the great earthquake in 1906, he had several fishing boats. when the fire began to destroy
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san francisco, he loaded neighbors on to the bow. it was on that last boat he was introduced to my grandmother as he led her into the fishing boat for safety. my grandfather met my grandmother, and together, they tried to rebuild a city. san francisco has given my family so much opportunity and i would like to make sure our city continues to be a city of opportunity for everyone. san francisco is a place for history and we honor our past. we have also always looked forward to the future. what was once a gold rush town -- we became a center of finance and business, and when technology became a driving industry in the world, we became a center for people looking to launch new companies and new ideas. as a supervisor, i've focused on a future and saw the need for
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long-term planning and push for the very first economic plan in san francisco. i developed the biotech payroll tax exemption which attracted companies to san francisco, creating hundreds of jobs and becoming a template to attract high-tech business right here. for every one ph.d. position, we created six entry-level jobs. i created a film and tv rebate program which put people to work and paid out over $5 million in wages in 2008 and 2010. i worked to save st. luke's hospital in the mission and eliminate hazardous power plants in the bayview. san francisco deserved a mayor forward thinking as our people. we need neighborhood schools, long-term budget solutions and a government that is transparent and responsive.
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the eyes of the world will be on us for the america's cup. we need to turn that events into real opportunity by expanding our cruise ship terminals and ensuring the most green america's cup ever and turning it into long-term permanent jobs. that is the kind of mayor i will be. i humbly ask for your vote. thank you. >> the league of women voters and sfgov tv have collaborated to bring in statements from 14 candidates for mayor of san francisco. >> my name is cesar ascarrunz. i'm a businessman in san francisco. i lived here for the last 40 years. through my years, i learned and watched very successful and entertainment business. i went to college and i and hands my education at uc- berkeley.
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i opened restaurants and nightclubs which have been very successful. in the '70s, there where crime drives. people used to tell me this guy was going to grow but -- going to grow -- going to go broke in six months. [unintelligible] i am running for mayor because of san francisco is full of corrections. i have to clean all of this mess we have in san francisco because somebody has to take care of business. i am financing my own campaign. i am a capable and successful businessman. i was invited to the white
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house, president reagan, president bush, president clinton, and i asked the people why. you are taking everybody and i did that. the solution for san francisco is economics. we have to bring businesses through. right now they are very unfriendly. to get a permit to build a house takes two years. to get a permit to build a house, it takes months and months. in a way, it is ok, but not that long. you go to nevada, you can open a business in two weeks. it's the same country, the same language, that's why i'm running for mayor. the solution for the business in san francisco, the most beautiful city in the world, is
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nobody through the years will having a business person in this city. the prior mayor was a professional politician. the prior mayor was a police officer. i'm a professional businessman, successful, which is i know how to make the payroll. thank you very much. think about it. vote for the people you know and don't vote for somebody you don't know. thank you very much. god bless you. >> election day is november 8th, 2011. that is the last day to vote in person and the last day for receipt of the vote by mail ballots. >> hello, i'm a pioneer lesbian playwright. average nine gay-rights comical ethics, anti-semitism, and the eternal pursuit of love.
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my plays have been translated and performed all over the world. for 35 years, i've immersed myself in the cultural and political life of san francisco. i was fed green party candidate for 2004 and now i'm running for mayor because i am a passionate citizen and i don't like what's happening to my city. san francisco is in the grip of a democratic party machine, the backroom deals, the corruption has created a government that gives corporations like twitter a tax break while basic services are cut, but another city is possible. a city with transit so great you don't need your car. buses every 10 minutes, truly save by claims all over the city. let's make really magnificent every effort -- every underground station covered with murals and mosaics, every bus shelter a work of art.
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transit so great you don't want your car. now, only the rich can afford to live here. but another city is possible. let's declare a moratorium on building houses for the wealthy. we have 24 billionaires'. that's enough. we need housing for poor workers, middle-class families, artists. these people are the backbone and soul of san francisco. they deserve to live here. where will the money come from? a few ideas -- one, a municipal bank of san francisco will get the interest on its own pension funds instead of giving it to bankamerica. second, dumppg &e to have public power. that would give us lower rates. 3, the rich must pay their fair share in taxes. money is being sucked upward as i speak.
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let's bring it back down. taxes the rich. duh. in this era of white -- right wing at renters and passes aggressive -- it is time for a woman, it is time for a green, it is time for san francisco to woman up and become the city outsiders already think it is. remember, ranked joyce voting gives you the freedom to vote your heart. if my ideas excite you, make me your number one choice. eight other city is possible. -- another city as possible. >> the league of women voters and sfgovtv has partnered to give you statements from 14 people running for mayor. >> i am david chiu, president of
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the board of supervisors. my story is not differ from the hundreds of thousands of san francisco not born here. i was born in cleveland, raised in boston, the son of immigrant parents who sacrificed so my brothers and i could receive a grade education. in my mid-20s, like thousands of san franciscans, i came to our city for the reasons whole world loves us. our diversity, our commitment to social justice. by worked as a civil rights attorney and criminal prosecutor to protect these qualities of our city. i delved into another part of what makes our city special, our innovation, are entrepreneurialism, and i founded and ran a small business for nine years. i decided to run for board of supervisors because for much of last decade, city hall was not as functional as it should be. i am proud that during my three years as president of our board, we are in a different place.
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our board of supervisors is working together to move our city forward and get things done. now, i am running for mayor because san francisco needs a new generation of leadership that has a record of results, of the visions for the future and is independent. my record includes performing our budget process and passing tough ethics rules to require transparency by lobbyists. i have helped to create thousands of jobs with the america's cup and help to keep companies like twitter ,zynga and yelp herre. i have helped to build tens of thousands of units of new housing in all parts of the city. my vision for san francisco is to build a 21st century economy, a world-class transportation system, and truly great schools. thanks to hundreds of san franciscans who participated in our community voices meetings, i have the most detailed policy ideas in this race.
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you can review them by visiting my website. you can see my blueprint for a 21st century san francisco. independence -- while we may not always agree on every decision i have made, you can trust i have made the not based on ideology or special-interest, but based on my independent judgment for what is best for san francisco and. i want to thank you were carrying about the 21st century san francisco. i ask for your support and for one of the three votes you can cast in november. thank you very much. >> election date is november 8th, 2011. that's the last day to vote in person and the last date for receipt of the vote by mail ballots. i am a people's candidate and running a people's power campaign, so we will see if you
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grab. the issue for me is regime change. we had a ricoh felony going on in city hall. racketeering, and flows organization, and somebody has to step forward and talk about organized crime. we need to put an end to it, but we will never prosper in san francisco. we have a long way to go. i am running for mayor because of my discussed at the criminal nature of the system going on in city hall. that said, there's four things that need to change. it would be our banks. we need to be able to compete fairly and squarely in the area
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of finance and financial services. the capturing of the profits from financial-services in sentences go alone would generate $300 million or $500 million to the city without taxing anybody. we are currently losing this to the banks on wall street. there's no reason to have a system where we do not profit and do not benefit from our commercial activity in san francisco. first, the community bank. if we practice for the presence, we will be able to produce billions of dollars we can use for our own infrastructure projects. this is where we start. easily within five or 10 years, we could have a $50 billion or $100 billion capital base to take care of the infrastructure needs of san francisco, so beyond that, we want to have a
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community development corporation. based on this concept, we should be able to improve muni. we need to and the plantation model of housing in san francisco. we need a piece of the pie, not pie in the sky. i would like to use eminent domain to take over the san francisco housing authority. you can see my idea at my website. please join us. thank you. >> the league of women voters and sfgov tv


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