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other things which not only take care of our city and planet, it also brings our communities together. i want to thank each and every one of you for being here. thanks to all of the folks who are here from the department as well as some of our major sponsors who have consistently supported projects like this on a regular basis. thank you to recology, emerald fund and alaska airlines because, you know, we have to feed volunteers. you know how that works. we have to have supplies and equipment. ultimately, getting out there, doing the hard work, making it part of your lives and what you do every day to take care of the
city and bay is critical to the success of protecting our planet for generations to come. thank you so much. let's win, san francisco. >> well said, mayors. that was excellent. that is a rally. oakland and san francisco if i haven't heard one like that. this is all about the pride, but we are doing this for the bay. we love the bay. no matter what side it is. we want to thank folks here and we will have a photo at the end with the mayors. we wouldn't be here if it weren't for the california coastal commission. let's hear it for them. the battle for the 35th anniversary of california coastal cleanup day. it is the largest volunteer day in california. on this day tens of thousands of volunteers remove litter from waterways and shorelines and a
thousand locations across california. how fitting on september 21st to do this coming together. california stands as one if not the largest contributor that takes place in the bay area. thank you to the coastal commission. we have folks behind me. thanks to the mayors, oakland parks and recreational foundation. jason mitchell, they are ready they are pumped. joe ginsburg is here. elaine thorn, tommy from california train, golden gate national park. california state parks as well. give them a big hand. i might have mentioned there are more players involved in this effort. right now we will hear from community folks to start with the oakland side.
we have a leader with faith in action. representing the east oakland congress of neighborhoods. put your hands together. (applause). >> all right. i am excited to be here. it feels awesome to be here. it is such a an on -- honor to represent our mayor. good morning, everyone. i am lydia. this wonderful guy says i am a leader with action east bay. i am proud to be here representing the east oakland congress of neighborhoods. [applause.] i would like to thank everyone who made this event possible, and a special thanks to the work
group for all of their hard wo work. [applause.] so as representative of the east oakland congress of neighborhoods including fade-in action and the residents we are excited about this campaign and to clean our cities. of course, oakland will fill up our streets, why not, right? this is going to happen on september 21st. we are going to fill up our streets. sorry, san francisco. sorry. residents who are part of the congress have been organizing for years to bring resources to increase capacity for the public works department in oakland. we are proud of this work and what we have accomplished so far. thanks to this effort oakland has new street cleaning cruise and equipment to address the illinois leg gal dumping issue. we need each one of us in the
city. it is not only oakland's responsibility. it is also our responsibility, right? our city and our families and our streets they are affected with this garbage. we must all come together as a community and show our love to our city and our community. so i am here today to challenge one of our city residents to come out on saturday, september 21st. invite family members, friends, neighborhoods, students, educators and community members to clean our streets, parks, community centers and sewers in every corner of our city. [applause.] so we deserve to live in a clean city. our children and seniors deserve to stay healthy and walk along a
safe street. let's put our action in oakland and our community. we love our city. we must be part of the city. thank you. god bless all of you. >> let's hear it for lydia leone. i love it. our other community side. this is a community organizer who has been involved with more than 100 neighborhood cleanups in san francisco. he has worked extensively with young people to clean up neighborhoods. he believes a clean community is healthy and it takes all of us to make that happen. please happen for the san francisco side the reverend. please come on up. >> san francisco, are you ready? let's do this. we want oakland to know we won
it all right. a men. don't forget i am a preacher. i need folks to talk back to me. are you ready, san francisco? clean it up? thank you, thank you. it is a great day to be in the midst of two great women doing a wonderful job in san francisco and in oakland. let's give them a hand. first time, first time. i am part of the trash trackers in san francisco. what i do. i track down trash. somebody auto say yeah. i track it down. i locate it, find it and clean it up. i have been doing that for 30 years. we have been doing this a long time. we are glad to have oakland come to be a part of this. guess what? we are going to win!
we already won it. mayor breed, we got this. we accept the challenge and we are going to do it. i am reminded of a homeless friend of mine. he has been sleeping in tents three years. he is a sad looking guy but a happy looking guy. every morning at 8:30 a.m. he gets up and cleans up around his tent. then he goes to the other block and cleans other homeless men and women's tents. that is a good example of a community. we are going to have the homeless folks get out and cleanup, too. understand this. our homeless folks aren't the only ones that are making the city dirty. that is not the truth. it is construction workers,
churches, ymca, it is all of us. it takes the whole community to clean up the community. wouldn't you agree with me? that is what we come to do today. i am proud to tell mr. smith on september 21st right here in san francisco you can come out and help us cleanup the city. (applause). you should be happy about that. i want to say that our lovely mayor. we really appreciate you. (laughter). you are our friend and oakland is our friend. we love you also much. what we are going to do. once we win, we are going to come back over to oakland and help you all. we will help you out.
we might go with you to all get together and cleanup. am i right? this is our city, this is our california. let's do it, san francisco and oakland, lets do it. i have a new thing to look at. i wish i had music. we pick it up and bag it up. you have to get rhythm. anybody have rhythm. here we go. pick it up, bag it up. pick it up, bag it up. ♪ pick it up, bag it up let's go san francisco! that is catchy. ♪ bag it up, pick it up
>> let's hear it for the communities in san francisco and oakland everybody. this is fun. in conclusion before the photos, give a big thanks to our community sponsors, ricology. they are bringing out hundreds of volunteers to serve lunch. thank you. a round of applause. waste management of alameda county and the solid waste service providers, give them a big hand. argent materials hosting the cleanup. alaska airlines for the round trip tickets. there will be four lucky winners, two on each side of the bay. go to the battle for the bay
2019.org. sign up. we are still signing up for september 21st. we want to thank andy's construction in oakland. a round of applause as well. [applause.] >> clear channel, emerald fund, warriors and black and veatch and for hosting us here today. treasure island development authority. yes, thank you so much. what a beautiful sight to see the bridge, the bay, both mayors here. the city is coming together. battle for the bay for this friendly competition. i will close with this. encourage everyone to go on the website. battle for the bay 2019.org let the competition begin.
to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah.
♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and
portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the
delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something that you, family, and friends will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out.
thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you
have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the budget, that for the whole family. that is outstanding. >> thank you peter i am glad that you like it. i think anybody can do it. >> if you like the recipe for this dish, you can e-mail us at email@example.com or reach out to us on facebook or twitter and we >> my apartment burned down 1.5
years ago in noba. my name is leslie mccray, and i am in outside beauty sales. i have lived in this neighborhood since august of this year. after my fire in my apartment and losing everything, the red cross gave us a list of agencies in the city to reach out to and find out about various programs that could help us get back on our feet, and i signed up for the below market rate program, got my certificate, and started applying and won the housing lottery. this particular building was brand-new, and really, this is the one that i wanted out of everything i applied for. and i came to the open house here, and there were literally
hundreds of people looking at the building. and i -- in my mind, i was, like, how am i ever going to possibly win this? and i did. and when you get that notice that you want, it's surreal, and you don't really believe it, and then it sinks in, yeah, i can have it, and i'm finally good to go; i can stay. my favorite thing about my home, although i miss the charm about the old victorian is everything is brand-new. it's beautiful. my kitchen is amazing. i've really started to enjoy cooking. i really love that we have a gym on-site. i work out four days a week, and it's beautiful working outlooking out over the courtyard that i get to look at. it was hard work to get to the other side, but it's well worth it. i'm super grateful to the mayor's office of housing for having this for us.
[♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers.
the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean. we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time.
is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres. it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even
towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to
shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india.
we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items.
the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered.
>> are you ready to celebrate the women's equality day everyone? [cheers.] >> good evening. i am the communications director to one of our co-host to the w challenge rally. it is my pleasure this evening to introduce our mc for the event assess or carmen. she is the only asian female elected assessor in the state of california, empowering women. [cheers.] >> yeah. as you can see, empowering women and expanding representation is
one of her top priorities. last year was the w challenge in recognition of women's equality day. may i ask you to come up on the stage. >> hello everybody. i am going to ask all of the folks on the edges to come closer. we want you in the photos. our congress woman we want up here. move closer. we have plenty of space up here. i think as vivian said, we want to make sure everyone stays for the big group photo afterwards. to kickoff i want to thank the team for pulling this together. vivian, nicole, isabella, holly. thank you for putting this event together. i am carmen. i want to welcome you to the second annual w challenge
kickoff for women's equality day. i have been on maternity leave for just a bit, for two months now. it is something else. (laughter). >> i think i have a newfound respect for mothers everywhere and fathers everywhere so a big round of applause to every mother and father who is out there, including the ones on the stage. we are here today not only to celebrate women's equality day. it is so more to bring people together to remember women fighting for the right to vote. it is important to make sure we ask for action. you know, in the united states we have gone a long ways to getting women the right to vote, fighting for the right to vote. we have gone a long ways in terms of better representation than before. we know we still have a very, very long ways to go.
we have yet to see the first united states president be a woman. in california we have yet to see the first governor who is a woman, right? in many of our corporations and businesses and government, we have still yet to see women at the very top or in the corporate boardrooms, women's representation. i encourage you to take on the idea of women's equality to encourage women to vote and participate, to also spread your knowledge. the theme of this year's challenge is about spreading knowledge and sharing the information that you have. that is why we are so, so thrilled to partner with the san francisco public library, thank you, michael for our partnership this year. our challenge should you accept it is not only to vote and to register others to vote, but also to pass on knowledge and
take up a book this year. this year one of the books i am recommending for folks to read to share the knowledge is a book called what i told my daughter. now, i have a young one, she doesn't understand a thing that i am saying at the moment, and i don't understand a thing she is saying to me. i hope one day i will be able to share stories from the leaders behind me and in front of me about all of the things we have struggled to make better in this world. i hope yo you will take on this challenge. i want to introduce our be loved congresswoman who is an author. congresswoman. [cheers.] >> i don't know about you. when i had my first child, i
didn't look anything like that after two months. anyway, welcome everyone to our equality day. 99 years ago today women got the right to vote. it did not come easy. it took 70 years for the right to vote in women. susan b anthony didn't live to see that day come. women wore white. they marched in the streets, they went on hunger fasts, they went to jail for the simple idea that women should have the right to vote. why didn't women have the right to vote? well, if you listen to george bernard shaw at the time he said if we give women the right to
vote there will be a crushing tax on bachelors. really? someone who wrote a column from the seneca falls review said if women got the right to vote. they would get thin lipped, flat handed and flat chested. oh, my god. i don't think any of those things happened after we got the right to vote. i will tell you this. we are at a point in time where we have a 21st century suffe mo. we have a lot at stake. we passed era in california. congress passed era47 years ago. we still don't have it in the constitution.
why should we care in even scalia said the constitution require discrimination based on sex? his answer was no, but if the question is does it prohibit discrimination based on sex, the as was also no. it is imperative we recognize the time has come for the era to pass in this country. i hope you join me to make virginia the 38th state and we will strike from the pream bell the deadline that our fathers thought we needed to have in that particular amendment and get it into the constitution. this is an issue of our time. make no mistake, there is a supreme court poised now to overturn roe versus wade. what that means immediately is
that one in three women in the united states will live in states that ban abortion. 25 million women will not have the right to seek that health procedure on their own. the president just by executive order as he is apartment to do, required if you are a title 10 organization that you could no longer refer health clients to a abortion clinic if they sought one. you know what that means? low income women in this country aren't able to access healthcare. planned parent hood was responsible last year for detecting 70,000 cancers in low income women, saving their lives. there is really a lot at stake here. i want you to see this tee shirt
and recognize that feminism is for everybody. it is as important to the young girls as young boys. the nation deserves a country in which all of us are created equal. thank you. [applause.] >> our congress woman did not mention the book she wrote. i hope you pick up her book undaunted. read about that. the next speaker is someone i have known for a long time, one of my favorite folks that moved to sacramento. we welcome malia cohen. >> thank you. good evening, ladies. and good evening to the fellows that love the ladies and who
standby us and uplift us. how are you this evening? i want you to take a look to your right and left because there are warriors that stand among us and sometimes they look like every day average people. they are doing amazing work in the spaces they acoccupy. activists, mothers, grandmothers or just working. every day we have an opportunity to make our mark. i am with a battery of talented women and men. i want to tell you why i am here and why i come to celebrate. first it is my pleasure to join the men and women with us today. i want to welcome back for the cameo appearance coming out of family leave, not retimer,
family leave. this is an incredible time because we have women up here from the national level, people from the state level and the local level to celebrate the w challenge initiative. you must know what this is about. this is important to us. we together are gathering to make sure that history is being made every day, and this is one of the days we come together to celebrate to wave our flag and to shout and to proclaim i am woman and i am proud. i am delighted to see my little buddy up here. who took a break off her first couple weeks of school to join us today. thank you for being here. we are standing up here to fight as women, as feminist to believe in a better future. for the young children with us
today and that are out there in the audience. that is why we are here. we are here to celebrate because we are smart and give our strength so women everywhere can achieve equality. we know from the remarks from our wonderful congress woman who gave a brief report what is happening. it is disheartening to see the rights we have won being rolled back. as a black woman standing proud before you i understand the full urgency and difficulty of the task before us. in that regard i would like to recommend a wonderful book for you. it is called the bluest eye by tony morrison. the reason why i selected this book is because tony morrison
passed away and she is no longer with us. in regards to this book, it is something that i think is opposed upon us by our culture, and that doesn't make sense. that is the yearning to fit into what beauty is. this is how discrimination cultural stereo types can harm people. a beautiful black girl suffered sexual abuse and was harmed by the society racist views of what the standard of beauty can be. the book, the bluest eye, is by ms. tony morrison. this is a tough book to read. it speaks to the truth about the cultural biases which keep people back and quite honestly which forces people to doubt themselves.
when i read it, it hadmita a pause. -- me to take a pause. as women it is to unburden ourselves from the cultural biases that exist and say that it is not okay to treat women with anything less than human dignity. we are proud to let you know we are making history every day by our actions, just by our living and breathing. it is our goal collectively and be right in front of me to continue to change history. we must be bold, unafraid and we must not be afraid to fail. we must stand united. to quote tony morrison if there is a book you want to read but it has not been written yet, you must be the one to write it. let's lift up our voice and write our story, and let's own
this. [applause.] >> thank you. we are talking about owning our stories, we all have stories to tell. our own struggles and experiences or living through the things our families have gone through. i want to introduce our next spicker, dis-- next speaker. she has a number of stories to tell about her history, background. that has made her richer in terms of representative for district five. [applause.] >> thank you everyone. thank you board of equalization president cohen. i love to follow her, not really. thank you to asses assessor. are you back but not? and to our amazing congresswoman.
i read your book. i went and bought the book. it is an amazing story that you and all of us should read it. i am so proud to be standing with all of these women and men leaders up here that really know what the fight is about. you know, we are lucky to have such fierce female leaders locally, hillary, catherine, sandy is not here, but she is very fierce, as you all know. i love sandy. also, our state leaders. we have an amazing women state leaders, and our mayor of san francisco, a woman leader. also, yes, at our federal level. this is really important. you know, it hasn't been, when we think it is 99 years since we got the vote, but it hasn't been
that long. it is not equal for everyone. our african-american and asian-american sisters didn't get to vote until 1948. when we think about this, we have a long way to go. when i stand here, i get really upset and infuriated that our basic human rights as women are really being threatened today. we are going backwards, folks, backwards. we must fight to protect our rights. the city and county of san francisco will continue to fight and be in that lead. i promise you as a legislator and activist i will work hard for gender justice and equal rights. we will not tolerate disrespect or discrimination.
we will support policies that put women in power and leadership. we will fight to finally close the gender gap. that pay gap that we all know is out there. we will fight justice for our missing and murdered sisters. we will fight to control our own bodies and protect our right to choose. so i always feel this way because my grandma used to tell us whatever happens to one of us happens to us all. whatever happens to one woman, it happens to us all. i need each and every one of you to help me in this work. are you with me? are you with me?
>> yes. >> so my book that i chose and it sums up my feelings as an activist and woman and legislator. it is girls can. i want to thank everyone for coming. this means a lot. this is a first step. we will see you at the next one. thank you. [applause.] >> thank you. our next supervisor is not someone who is shy to the fight, someone who has strongly stood for the immigrant community and has one of the most adorable little girls herself. supervisor hillary ronen. >> what a pleasure to be there. i remember being on maternity leave about six years ago, and i
couldn't have organized this with the no sleep, the amount of hands it takes for one will being is extraordinary. thank you. i was wondering what are we going to do on w day? carmen, you are amazing. thank you so much. i want to say for a minute that i am good and mad that planned parent hood has had to withdraw from title nine and therefore there are women who need reproductive healthcare, breast exams, pap smears and abortion and aren't going to be able to get it all across this country. i am good and mad that mammas are being torn away from their children at the border and being jailed all across california,
texas, arizona because of the policies of this administration around immigration. i am good and mad that our transgender sisters are losing their rights at the federal level and in towns and states across the country and are being murdered and victims to violence at rates like we haven't seen before. i am good and mad about all of this. that is why i picked a book called good and mad. the subtitle is the revolutionary power of women's anger. that has been true and the case throughout the history of time. we are powerful, brilliant, we do not give up. we have resolve and we are going to fix all of these horrendous issues we are facing today
because our power is revolutionary and we are unstoppable. thank you. [applause.] >> i want to recognize a few people who have joined us today. our treasurer, jose. district 10 supervisor walton. school board member jenny lamb. our bart board member, janice lee. commissioner on the status of women, debbie mess io and julie. our fire chief janine nicholson, vice president of our elections commission charlotte hill, our department head on the department of status of women emilie and school board member previously. and of course the former police
commissioner susie. our district two member stephanie is making sure communities are safe and sound. she is a new supervisor. she has been here quite sometime but if you take a look at social media this woman is everywhere. i don't know how she gets from place to place. every time i look at a feed i see her on mine. here is catherine stephanie, district two supervisor. >> hey everybody, how are you doing? i want be to thank everybody for joining us and for our assessor for bringing us altogether again. it is my privilege to join everyone up here. these powerful women who have
been my mentors and my inspiration. especially malia cohen and council member speer who has done so much for gun prevention. they say 99 years ago women were not given the right to vote. we had to fight for it as congress women speer said. women were jailed, force-fed because theyder were on hunger strikes. we have had to fight and fight to win so many more victories since the 19th amendment was passed. in san francisco we have incredible women serving as senators and nancy pelosi, our lieutenant-governor and mayor. we are proving when women run, women win. we know we have so much work to
do. last year i stood here and my colleagues we celebrated the second ever women majority on the board of supervisors. there were seven women on the board of supervisors when i was here last year. now there are only four out of 11 supervisors that are women. we can do better. we have women running for supervisor and district attorney and president. it is so important now more than ever to support these amazing women candidates. women get things done. women continue to fight for equal pay, equal treatment and equal representation. i am proud to require that women be representedded in public art. i am thrilled and i hope they are in the final selection of
the sculpture outside the main library. i cannot wait to see that. to see the changes in the city, california and across the united states is going to take all of us. my he roar says it is about -- hero says all or none of us. women have to get out and vote. our lives depend on it because we know they do. as supervisor ronen said when we see babies ripped from mothers at the border we have to get out and vote and tell everybody that is wrong. when republican legislators are trying to take away women's right to make our own healthcare decisions, we have to vote. we have to tell everybody else to voted as well. when we know if you are a woman in this country you are 16 times to die by gun violence by a
partner than any other country. we have to vote. i want to recommend the life and times of rut ruth ginsburg. my 10-year-old daughter is obsessed with rbg. we have bubble heads and purses and minutes. it is called judgment. she is absolutely obsessed. we also have to pray. anyone who prays we need to pray for rbg. when she was asked how many women will be enough on the supreme court? she said when there are nine. there have been nine men before and no one ever raised an issue about that. rbg people, thank you again, carmen. [applause.] >> debbie rafael on the director
of the department of environment and hello bautista is here as well. our next speaker is a woman leaving public service to retire not before she become the first ever woman sheriff to serve. vicky. (applause). >> thank you, carmen. thank you, senator, and every other person up on the stage who spoke today. malia was the first person who called to say will you run for sheriff? i said i don't know i will get back to you. you know what happens, i did. in 2016, i became the first female elected sheriff in the history of san francisco. there were 134 sheriffs before me.
all of them were men, obviously. how did this happen? the first 70 years in sheriff's department women weren't allowed the right to vote. in 1975 they began accepting women as deputy that was like the rank of what the men were offered. i know. i was a member of that first recruiting list. i think of jeanine nicholson who was probably one of the first women in the san francisco fire department who is now the chief of the department. in 1978, san francisco switched to district supervisors instead of electing at large. we had 11 supervisors elected women. dianne feinstein was the supervisor prior to that. that was big news. before this san francisco voters elected women to the board of
supervisor four times in 121 years. the political pipeline in san francisco began to be built. there were many women supervisors. there are more than 30 so i didn't want to go through them and take up our time. how did this happen? women voted. my mother and sisters voted. they liked strong female leaders who make things happen. i want to take a side and say we have a lot of strong women that are both appointed and working in departments from the clerks to the people working on muni. the sheriff department, fire department, city hall and elsewhere. not just government. but we have strong women everywhere. we have to be proud of these women. san francisco supports women candidates.