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for myself and all the elected and leaders here in saying we like this stamp are part of harvey milk legacy. (clapping.) and it has been mentioned but i think it needs to be repeated often that part of harry's genus was the commitment that he had to the importance and the influence of coalition building. as many have you knew and know i'm a daughter of a civil rights movement my parents met while in oakland and berkley i grew up knowing of and about harvey milk. i grew up in an investment as did we all understanding that there is so much that binds us all we must make a commitment
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and to work together in a accreditation toward our collective goals for justice and equality for all harry lived that life i didn't know harry personally, however, i worked with and stand here before i today because of a man named jim reinvolve voluntary he was my campaign manager when i decided to run for district attorney of san francisco when i decided to run for the district attorney we started out at a healthy 6 fold and no one it out to it co- could be done and jim sat down with me in his office and tell me we can get it done and he would tell me over and over and over again about the stories and the work of harvey milk.
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he would talk about harvey milk's commitment to justice and to civil rights and to believing things can get done in spite of how the world is burdened. when i stand here in city hall today as your attorney general the top cop of the biggest state in the country (clapping) i stand on the shoulders of many people including harvey milk. and so then when i was able to be here on june 28, 2013, to perform the marriage of an extraordinarily couple christen and sandra and perform the marriage on the balloon i stood
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there obtain on the shoulder and legacy of harvey milk and in doing the work that we have accomplished i know we all have a great reason to fill f this applying place this san francisco city hall with celebration. but we also know and this is the beauty of everything that's being done we also know implicit dedicating this stamp it's about rededicating ourselves to the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality for all i join everyone in being humbled a part of this celebration humbled to be part of the legacy of harvey milk and dedicated and rededicated to the fight for civil rights and equality for all. thank you
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(clapping) >> attorney general harris that was very inspiring percentage it's my pleasure today to introduce two of our current supervisors on the board of supervisors scott wiener who is the supervisor from harry's old district district 5 and supervisor david campos attorney general harris spoke of the legacy of the harry when i see all the electives that have been elected over the years the numbers are tremendously huge throughout the country really it is on harry's shoulder i feel very proud of the fact we were there with him when he was the ferries gay elected official here in san francisco and possibly throughout the country
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openly gay so supervises would you like to come up and say a few words? (clapping) >> thank you, ann. let's here it for ann (clapping) and i want to acknowledge a few of our colleagues sxhoovmz and london breed and supervisor yee and our treasurer and our public defend defender. so i was 8 years old in suburbia new jersey when harvey milk and george moscone were murdered you heard at least i heard negatively about the lgbt and the bad things happening and all the challenges so fast
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forwarding to 2014 and having harvey milk on a stamp that's going to be bought around the world people are going to pick up the envelope i'll put it into context of what we've achieved around marriage equality and through the united states congress the legislation we have so many challenges of the communicated. we know that hiv is not over that people have still struggling and getting sick and our transgender brothers and sisters are struggling with health care and their personal safety but if there is no one thing i've learned about your community this lgbt community
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knows how to take a punch and keep moderating they've skiefrd the aids epidemic and harry's tragic measured and shepherds murder and this stamp is another step forward i'm proud of where this community is come from and where it's going so let's keep fighting thank you. thank you >> thank you supervisor wiener i want to thank you all for being here not only, of course, the post office and our mayor and the incredible hard work with stewart milk and other thank you for continuing to spread the message worldwide. i know that supervisor wiener
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acknowledged a couple of foreperson folks but thank you carol who served with harvey milk (clapping) and, of course, bev who represented the district that harvey milk represented. (clapping.) i'm very pleased that attorney general harris mentioned jim ray involving because harry getting to where he was possible i agree the best way to honor harvey milk is to and decade his work for social justice and equality will but i want to be clear about equality under the law it's important we want everyone to have the same legal rights but that's in th equality that harvey milk was talking about this equality was when it comes
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to the social and connective conditions under which people live in this city my country (clapping) and by - by that when it comes to social economic equality we have a ways to go. we in san francisco have accomplished be a lot yet i stand here before you living in a city that has the fastest growing equality we're second behind atlanta being the second unequal cities and soon, we'll overtake atlanta we need to redecade ourselves inform closing the inequality gap it's not consistent with the quality that harry died for there's a
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big diverse within the have and have not's so the lgbt community its not enough to have equal rights we have to stop the gap 40 percent of homeless youth in san francisco are be lgbt 29 percent of homeless people in san francisco are lgbt and many of the people are being evicted from the community we want a society that is fully an equal but equality goes beyond the law if he wanted to give them hope let's redecade this so it works for everyone not just san francisco (clapping) >> when san francisco gay men's
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courthouse was 4 weeks old they made they're first porn's on the city hall for the candlelight for george moscone and as that moment to include sex all orientation it's encouraging going on to fight the fight for equality and freedom. please welcome the san francisco gay men's chorus under the direction of this gentleman. >> ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ in tell me where to go tell me what to do. i - someplace where i can become every law. conflict that lets me be me. just me. san francisco i am calling. i am hoping.
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san francisco. i am - i'm hoping and i'm hoping you'll help me. san francisco. i am hoping that you will (inaudible). san francisco.
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set me free. and i'm wondering - . let me hear you say.
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san francisco. i am hoping i'm hoping you'll hold me. san francisco. i am hoping i'm hoping you'll help me. i'm hoping you'll help. san francisco. i am hoping that you welcome the
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promise. san francisco. (clapping.) >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ got to have hope for today. just to stay alive. just to stay alive. you've got to give us hope you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope that we believe if you've got to give them hope give them give them give them hope. you've good neighbor policy got to give them hope you've got to give them hope they can see. you've got to give them hope. you've got to give them hope
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they can feel they can building in you've got to give them hope they can come give them give them give them hope give them give them hope firefighter give them hope (clapping) give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope. you've got to give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope. (clapping.) you've got to give them hope >> hope. give them hope.
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hope. (clapping.) >> i love the gay mention chorus thank you so much this was awesome. it's my pleasure to introduce stewart i know you know stewart is harvey's envelope he was a teenager when harry was assassinated he has taken on harry's mammal tell he travels around the world spreading harry's hope thank you global level to working tirelessly to inspire hope in others who wouldn't have it otherwise. stewart (clapping) i'm not sure this everyone got
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to hear the loudspeaker announcement when the chorus was introduced let me tell you again they're first public performance was at the amazing seaman's candlelight vigil to this day is humanities eloquently voice so, please join me in giving them another routinely they put this together in a week's notice (clapping) it's such an honor to be here in san francisco city hall with the type of diverse carl served with my usage on the board of supervisors is here my usage did a lot of causes that people thought were losing causes he
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ran a couple of times and lost but in the 11 months he challenged a lot of existing fierce of what could be and dreams of what we can co- create so when a man a fellow brown naming gordon decided to run for president of the board of supervisors my usage made a point of joining carol silver and ella in supporting gordon even though they knew they were going to louis lose and why he said i want san franciscans to dream there will be an asian president board of supervisors and maybe a asian mayor of the
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san francisco that's harry's dream i saw what we have in this great mayor, i get often asked am i sad that my usage didn't see the day when we have 9/11 drafts and xhaem shows we're i don't know people in treasure island that will be having difficult table conversations having conversations and standing up for who they are in school yards and not only lgbt people but men anyone who skins skin is different or religion or non-risen is different those were dreams he did get to see them he got to see today when
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this wonderful city of san francisco would be this beaming light we have a decision that the not only a-year-old people think it's old hat that the sprusht knocked down a ruling a federal discretionary law dolled the dorm don't remember a woman named edit was not going to take this she didn't have a law she said i'm not going to take this (clapping) he dreamed of the overcame people that would rise that to injustice if their own lives and
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dreamed as a society would come together and support minority like in a red state like arizona we had a discretionary law and for the fritter we've seen a rise up led by corporations and different faith organizations and people of different colors who said we won't tolerate this no way and we got a governor to veto that legislation. historic (clapping) but as much as we are in the best of times in the united states i spend a lot of time abroad we're in the worse ways time abroad with one stroke of a pen over a billion people went
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background with india recriminals the people because of who they love and who having they a afghan followed suit. let me share with you one of the reasons i have global right in my experience when i was 20th century i got to go to a conference if north america rob with the decade on women there was a short black woman who got up and a room of people who looked like me at conference of women in north america rob age of he said if you come here because you want to help me go home. we have nothing to talk about. if you have come here because you want to help me and people like me go home we have nothing
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to talk about you could hear a pin drop but if you come here because i understand your liberation is down with mine then let us work together that's the answer to the global equality issue your liberation is down with people in eastern upper and people in and africa we have a self-interest it can't be ultimate lyric we have a self-interest to make sure that no one is a sclas citizen that's the dream of harvey milk (clapping) ann and i are going to close this beautiful ceremony by asking a couple of people that
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we have noticed that deserve recognition in addition to the co-sponsors and in addition to all our esteemed speakers we're going to ask some people to come up is that okay >> i think we should rather than do that i think that everyone who knew and loved harry because if i start saying names. >> i'll list some. >> we've said steve have an and carol. >> all the staff people. >> the staff people you started the entire thing thank you very much. >> and, of course, the court system come on up. (clapping.) i think we should bring the court system donna. and cal silver (clapping)
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ross and everyone who knew harry that was please come up we'll have a great photo opportunity and everyone from the harvey milk foundation and equality in the house come on up are your future the folks being trained not only in revocations but diversity come on up jose cisneros come on up. post office folks by the way, we've got the post office general we've got those cards i promised i'd mention the names. james wid he will come on up. i'm going to need our help. ross post master for san
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francisco. affidavit stou please come on up folks from the milk club everyone who has felt something from harvey and his legacy this is a photo opening for the angles come on up danny. this is the representatives by the way, san francisco a mayor a board of supervisors, and a community of people who have in their heart the belief that we got to give them hope. the yeses as my usage said you can't live on hope alone but without hope life is not living
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thank you harry and thank you san francisco (clapping) >> >> good morning, earn. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance committee meeting for wednesday, june 18th, 2014. we are calling to order the 10:00 a.m. regularly scheduled meeting as well as calling back from recess our budget and finance committee meeting from monday, june 16th. my name is ma