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empty breaking the silence of sexual qualify to kick start the conversations ash the world and third by sending a preliminary hearing to lgbt people everywhere their innovate alone the unstands with them in their fight for rights and respect and distinctive thing is the campaign is that is a uncampaign and accepting the authority of the unbranch especially with the hostilities by having the message come from 9 unwe can legitimizes this campaign and lend support to all the harvey milk's out there who were fighting for change in their own countries and blooktd to the united states for enforcement celebrate support is another
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critical support since we've 4r5u6r7bd everywhere signed on 9 from rock stars to africa musicians and actors they've spread the messages and a and by the end of this year free and equal will reach 2 millions people and spin-off campaigns in 15 countries national campaigns one last exchange i think for any campaign is to try to find new ways to tell the store that reckless nationals in diversifies cultural nourishment what works in california wouldn't work in cambodia and wouldn't work in johnsburg and wointd won't work in my life this speaks to the activists and
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invests to help to hone the argument and the word to get the argument across and we'll end with a two minute music video with a welcome to which we created to help to launch this campaign in india and we made it with our equate champion from india holiday star and is it tells the story of a traditionally middle-class that bring his boyfriend to meet the family the problem the family were expecting a young woman rather than a young man it uses the holidays to see get people sharing and talking in a year it is the most watched video igniting huge interests in india and beyond the message is simple and appropriate
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it is of love it's a family value thank you very much i've enjoyed the welcome. >> (clapping). >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in if ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ just a spark we'll make it happy shining clear we will make it happen (clapping.) >> so we have only one request of everybody in the room please use your network and facebook this and jointly us in free and
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today, we're honored to have mayor ed lee here to present the city's budget for the next 2 hundred and 50 millin dollar years mayor ed lee welcome floor is yours. >> thank you good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> thank you supervisor president london breed and budget and supervisor mar farrell and members of the board our elected the officials and commissioners and department heads and labor our wonderful community leaders thank you very much for being here and thank you all for being such a great partner in helping me deliver to the people of san francisco a balanced budget that sets our city up for lesson lasting success. >> our city's budget is a reflection of our values and we're making historic
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investments to make sure our city remains save solvent and successful a city in which everyone what prosper it was just a few short years ago we were suffering from an entrenched economic recession maybe double digit unemployment and massive shortfalls and forced to make very hard discussion i random those along with many of you did not heads as well but today thanks to our budget discipline our smart economic policies and focus on job creation and the innovation in the resilientcy of our residents and business community we're at a unique position to you assure that every resident can share in the prosperity in our city we have an opportunity to make sure
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we have a safe city a caring city and educated city, a liveable city a city that moves and meets our affordability challenges my budget doubles down on the public safety investments to mediate h meet the needs of the growing demands of the frrmd we'll hire 4 hundred additional police officers hundred and 98 firefighters, 55 paramedics and 369-1-1 dispatches and in addition for the first time in a decade we have the opportunity to hire at least thirty cadets that will join our public safety system in a few short years
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(clapping.) and i know that we all agree that a safe san francisco is about more than public safety any public comment? that is also about centralizing >> safety fleeting so we're a caring city at the heart of our system of every is is is our san francisco general hospital which will open later this year i'm proud we've worked together to build a metabolic safety hospital that will serve the generations my budget includes hundred and 48 now world-class care at san francisco general our wonderful community-based organizations that also provide quality health care and other social services to our residents they all will receive a 5
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percent increase over the next two years. >> but with those new resources we must agree to work together for the sustainability as well as that's why we'll develop a plan to address those important issues and this year my budget will also make unprecedented investments to serve the homeless we'll see the successes in the navigation center but you must shush true investments in homeless we've xhutd six hundred you are talking about for the homeless individuals in that budget there are 0 so there our stepped up efforts we will end chronic homelessness for
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veterans (clapping.) we must to do more now is the time to take up a complicate challenge one that i and my administration and board of supervisors are willing to take up this is ending family homelessness with a strong partnership between the city and community and philanthropy i know we can rise to the change of ending homelessness speaking of families let's remember that seniors are an important part of our growing city we need to make sure we're serving this growing population my budget includes $7.4 million of new investments to have the meals wait list to make sure
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that people live in their homes longer and expand the senior programs those represent a down payment on the true need that is why i've asked my staff to work together with the plants of the dignity fund a fund that is a program that is modeled after our very successful transportation task force that lets us wish tote to develop a road map. the needs in the community and the recommendations for sustainable funding and at the same time, we must invest in our youth and the future so thanks to the leadership of the board of education and superintendent carranza we continue to be one of the top of urban schools in california and by many measures in the nation we have all worked together to be a stronger system with
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stronger and better public schools we know we have to do more and make sure our investments lead to the outcomes that our kids deserve we know many we have to be prepared for the successes to the 21st century of our economy and that our city needs to remain affordable that's why my budget includes over $690 million to support san francisco's public schools, preschools for all and the programs there and summer programs and after-school programs to clear out the waiting list we're making sure our children are educated and ready to succeed by working together to reauthorize the children's fund and public education enrichment fund through our bolted efforts to improve the san francisco's
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children and families we're establishing our children our families council not one agency alone can tackle the challenges that many of our families face and thanks to thanks to the prop c we were bringing together the city and school the school district and the community to this council to create a policy agenda that truly puts children and families first and san francisco with more people living and working than any other time in our history we must continue to be a liveable city that's why we'll invest over 2 hundred and 50 millin dollar hundred and $53 million in our goal plan to maintain streets and roads and invest in access for people that disabilities and make water wise investments to address the
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drought we'll invest in our public spaces and urban forecast and make sure our streets are cleaner and safety and more enjoyable we'll continue to invest in our parks playgrounds and libraries this coming year working together in a process led by supervisor farrell and partnering with the community we'll develop a shared understanding about the parks and open spaces that are city needs as we yo and have recommendations for sustainable funding strategies to meet those needs liveability t is about the vibrancy of our city and neighborhoods my budget includes new funding from the arts shared prosperity agenda with more than san francisco million dollars to
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support of the artists and community equity and the eco system i'm challenging my mayor's office of housing the arts commission and the office of investment & infrastructure to work together to bring a plan to build artist housing in san francisco. >> and we need po to move people around the city better and faster our investment in our city's public transportation will make mooning more reliable and save and clean and ready to meet the demands of the growing city and ridership our voters approved investments and transportation infrastructure without raising property tax and will improve muni and make it easier to move around by bus and car and bike and on foot our riders do deserve a 21st
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century transportation with improved service and less crowding by moving muni forward the result our sfmta first ever one billion dollars operating budget to approve transit performance and reliability our mta operates the nations 8th largest public transportation and serves every community to invest in the future of muni my promoted budget also includes significant capital improvements including 2 hundred and 50 millin dollar $6 million for hybrid buses and light rail vehicles and $6 million in street and pedestrian safety projects to move the city closer to vision zero of eliminating traffic failed by 2024 we're also insuring that muni
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remains assembly with our programs so for seniors for people with disabled and our youth and if we're going to talk about affordability we must talk about affordable housing and housing that be affordable to lower and middle-income families that promotes equality and economic environment that are the correspondence of our trying city you must know everyday i work on this issue and everyday i challenge my staff to do more to work with the community, to confront our city's crisis the demands with aggressive action that's why in 2012, we created the housing trvd that will invest over $79 million in the housing development and
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neighborhood stabilization and more we've been working hard at the state level to insure that san francisco what build the housing through the previous redevelopment agency we can do so on the slertsdz timeline and as a result we expect to be able to invest one thousand 8 hundreds units of new affordable housing in the next 57 years nearly one thousand more units we would not have been able to do so without the legislative state we're eliminating eviction this year funding will grow to $6.4 million to make sure our long time residents can stay in their homes we also have to innovative around the delivery of affordable housing we need to build more quickly we
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need to be able to acquire proposed anywhere quickly and engage our development partners marrow effectively we know we need resources to build housing now that's why we're proposing a 2 hundred and 50 millin dollar hundred and $50 million housing bond to stepped construction of housing for low and middle-income families without raising property tax this creates our housing investment for existing neighborhoods and builds on the rehab thirty thousand homes by 2020 2015 avenue bond is a crucial canyon of our one .250 millin dollar billion dollars 5 year response fund that will deliver more than 10 thousand 7 hundreds permanently affordable low and
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middle-income affordable housing that's why we need the housing accelerated fund to attract and secure private sector investment in affordable housing ladies and gentlemen i know we can do all of this together we must continue to build housing that's affordable to people across you'll protect spectrums in order to generate the revenues to build every o even more affordable housing over the next 2 hundred and 50 millin dollar years new market rate development is anticipated to generate more than hundred million dollars in affordable housing fees that can be put to work to insure sites and build housing throughout the city with the success of how city we have a special opportunity to insure the prosperity of our city extends to all the residents
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i believe this is a balanced and responsible budget that not only security guards vital city services and affordable a budget that keeps our city save and solvent and successful we'll continue to invest in the diverse neighborhood in the infrastructure and most importantly in the people of san francisco to make sure that we retain the city for everyone i take this opportunity to thank the group of people that have been working hard on this budget that is my budget staff led by kate howard (clapping) i also like to extend a warm thank you, again to the entire
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controllers staff led by ben rosenfeld that has been working alongside (clapping) and i would like to in anticipation thank each and everyone of the board of supervisors and house of representatives harvey rose and ladies and gentlemen, thank you, very much let's get this budget approved and let's get to work thank youadjourned.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hello and welcome to this presentation. i'm san francisco purrs since that time we've helped people clean up their criminal records. we created this to help you understand how this worked. we'll plan or explain all the steps. after watching this program you'll know what to expect after
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completing the process. hi there are i'm deputy and i'm part of the clean slate team. the first thing we will need to know whether your despicable to have our convictions dismissed can't be on parole or currently charged with a crime or serving a sentence and it must be from san francisco. while your colleagues will get to know your circumstances there are 3 steps. getting the clean slate process started it simple you can get them done in the same day. first fill out an application and they can be opinioned on sf
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deliver our rap sheet and application $0.40 to the defender. it can help with financial aid for colleagues. i want you to meet a client who did the clean slate program he refunds a nonprofit literary series. please meet joe. peep at the clean slate program worked with me today, i i am an author of 3 books a husband and a father would you recommend clean slight to another person >> i would definitely recommend that. so, now you have a better understanding of the gibt address benefits of the clean slate program as well as highway to get started. let's hear some common
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questions. keep in mind those are general questions you'll you may be seated with an attorney who be provide more information based on our circumstances >> just to be clear i don't have to tell my employers will my ejections. >> yes. as well as convictions that have been dismissed. if someone runs a criminal background they'll see the charges but it's dismissed. you will be able to legally tell your employers person never convicted >> i don't to tell anyone is there a way to rears them. >> there's some cases you can. maybe you're arrested because
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police thought you were someone else. wound our arrest record is sealed you can say you were never >> if i wanted to clear my record if i was convicted of a felon. >> it is also known as a one letter officer the clean stating hit. >> may be able to get it raersz but if i went to prisoner you may quality for a correspondent certified document saying you're a lay abating citizen are. you had should be aware for some state jobs state agencies are allotted to consider our
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criminal history. those jobs are private security jobs health care workers and other careers involving the children the i can sick or elder. it will benefit you human resources here's some of the things clean slate can't do it doesn't prevent an old conviction to there the sense of a new criminal action. the court might connotes more sentences even if it been submit you can't own or polgs possess a firearm. if it bars you from carrying an firearm eclipsing our record won't change that. submittal doesn't rove a sex ejection.
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if you're required to register as a sex offender that process will continue even if your record has been cleared, however, other forms of royalties maybe eligible. we look forward to helping you move forward with your life ♪ ♪ so, now you know a little bit more about the program we encourage you to apply go the sf purifying or stop by any place for our clean slate program. our team looks forward to serving
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issue. >> homeless in san francisco is a challenging issue that effects owner in the city in many different was as of the 2014 homeless census over 64 homeless in individual in the city to try to address the issue we've got a program for chronic homeless welcome to the navigation center. >> this pilot project is for people living on the street what makes it different the navigation center is able to accommodate homeless encampments lowell u allowing people to keep their pets and bring their
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personal bloonlz. >> the full realization that people don't want to be homeless not refuse services but from the services don't meet them and not relevant they're not going to be successful if you look at the budget losses we've got a community sacrifice important people to get food and laundry we're standing next to the bathrooms it is designed to be a dynamic and brief residential experience where right of on this site city staff to connect you to homeless places to return to family dine is up for medi-cal and all those things that are complicated for people. >> the other exciting thing city agencies come on site and provided the services for folks this is existed to see when the goal of streamlining a a whole processes of getting people on
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go gentle assistance into housing as much as possible. >> way totally different you can come and agree as please and get laundry services and showers any time of the day and night it's twenty-four hours a day whatever and twhefr it's not like any other she recalls. >> they come and help people for what it is they're required the issues they need and reach out and do what we can to say okay how can we accommodate you to get you set up and straight never in my mind imagined a program like this this place it different and a a lot a lot that better it works. >> the navigation is center is a collaboration of partnerships too city departments one is the
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homeless outreach team managed by the san francisco distributing i look forward to the navigation center we'll have our agents go out and help and say don't go anymore over and over send our dayshift out they've meet the population and hang out and hang in the encampment and transport people and be with them and make immediate impacts with me and my staff. >> bringing our wloongz whatever you go presents a problem this place their help with the storage i don't have to worry about it staying here you know you're getting things done they need to get things down done to get off the street avenue of the hope alsoness is
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gone. >> they help you if you're hungry go eat if e you need to go places go. >> they're 4th district it awe auto. >> it was funded through a unanimous donation and of may 2015 an additional $3 million to help to continue the program beyond 18 months. >> you see people coming out they're ready to being so the future homes you know how variable the navigation center is my message for the constituents yes something can be done do break chronic homelessness it is being done. >> this is a community that sets an example but i how to pick an area that was funky they've seen we're trying to do is help their neighbors they've
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seen getting sicker and more frail and broken down on the streets and welcomed us that's a powerful statement people are exist and president in they're becoming to see the movement for folks and people on the streets are only survival modes where is there next meal and their itch more carefree. >> the staff here is interpretation the first day i have a appointment and everything was made all you do is go through them this makes a huge difference. >> to get settled in a helping hand to get on my feet take care of the issues i have and
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get out of bed and help. >> even though the navigation center has been up in march 2014 the program is creating successful outreach for it's clients. >> a month ago they came to me and asked me to go into a new program i moved into here and now 3 months later i have my own place it is mine i lock my door don't worry about my stuff it feels human again
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my name is randy shaw. i would like to welcome you all to the tenderloin museum. [ cheers and applause ] >> and you know it's not a dream, it really exist. i brought joaquin torres and amy cohen a few weeks ago. i wanted his honest assessment. i said what do you think? he said, you know, i can't believe it's actually going to happen. that is a
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common thing. and i want to say right at the outset two people who are not with us today who i just want to acknowledge because without their infused spirit and legacy we wouldn't be here. one is lloyd cooper. many of you know that lee roy was a long mentor of mine and from fall of 1979. we met with lee roy in his office and he was selling us this idea that tenderloin could be improved and here we are still doing it. it's quite impressive. the other one is cattle, whose wedding photo is here since 1985. he meant so much with my relationship with him because he opened the door to
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the sro community and became a major donor. we got many many people who care about the tenderloin. you can see it on the board. it's the owners of the tenderloin, people like paul brushte and who dug into their pockets and said we believe in this museum. that's what's happened. i want to thank all of those who donated and for believing in us. we didn't think this was going to happen. thank you all.
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[ applause ] >> i go to a lot of these events and you can have people going on and on thanking each person. everyone here was invited. most of you need some support from the media. the media was great. you all deserve thanks. so please don't associate me not mentioning a person by name as not recognizing. there are some people from institutions that i have to call out today. when we hear about pro bono assistance it can often mean a saturday having your staff paint or an architecture firm or it could mean 6 years on a project. i never forget. i feel like some of these folks like seth
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miser. it's like saying good-bye to the tin man. we've been working on 6 years of working on this museum. perkins and will's contribution. the number of the architecture and design. i do want to call them out. and, [ cheers and applause ] i didn't forget that. there was a series of architects who were working the set and this had to do it during a construction period was matsushida. you did all the the stress work. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> and then of course we had to have someone supervise construction. and everyone knows contractor stories and people have the horror stories
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from their house and wherever you go when you go a people have that story. we don't have that story because we use webcor. you cannot believe the professionalism, the quality. eric was sending e-mails multiple times seven 7 days a week. the organization of this project could never happen without webcor's pro bono support and the dedication of those individuals. we want to call them out and thank them. [ applause ] is rodrigo sanity -- santos here. i asked him to give us a price on engineering and he said i'm not giving you a price. i'm doing it for free and he did. [ applause ] our favorite designer is rob
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duncan here? i saw rob earlier. i know rob is here. all the great designs all the great retail stuff was all designed by rob. rob would occasionally ask for a very small check which no where near covered his cost. it covered the museum design and we got at the elite international firm. thank you, rob. [ applause ] i also want to thank our great hero, my hero john burton for coming. great hero for coming. john and i took a driving tour back in 2010 where he pointed out to me all the places he used to gamble and drink in the tenderloin. [ laughter ] and he remembered them. and also i want to thank tom and ron at pbi for
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going far beyond the call of duty. thank you very much, both of you. [ applause ] so again, i'm not thanking everyone else as well but i want to get to the presentation. a lot of things happened on the morning i -- mayoral's watch. it happened because of mayor lee's watch. people asked me who supports this museum. if i said our biggest supporter is mayor lee. he's been with us the entire time and he believes in the tenderloin. what's interesting is all of us who you see here, we all have a long history, but what i learned in researching my book and for
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this museum is that mayors haven't done very much for the tenderloin in history. they talk a good game and come down for ribbon cutings and they give a lot to non-profit housing but when it comes to this it's been 15 years. we got lucky that mayor lee became mayor. i have to say when you look at the help we got from the mayor's office and when steve comes, he never comes to an event. steve came to this event and the support he gave to us. of course amy cohen and joaquin and someone who gave as much help, jeremy. i wish we had a closed circuit so jeremy knows all the help he gave us. that happens with mayor's in the title. that doesn't happen if you don't have a
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mayor who says i want all the staff to help the tenderloin. ed lee did that. wow further a do, mayor, thank you very much. [ applause ] >> randy, thank you for the introduction. >>mayor edwin m. lee: this is what a sizzler's restaurant looks like. [ laughter ] >> you have to know that part of the history in order to appreciate that line. we certainly do. and those who have been in the tenderloin for many years serving the residents here. i think you are all to be congratulated. i know there is an abundant list of people. but i also want to acknowledge those that maybe do not have a big name but are the small business owners within two or 3 blocks from here that said we want this to happen. every police officer that has served
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this district wanted this to happen. firefighters who have come through here wanted this to happen. nurses, i have a lot of nurses and medical health professionals wanted something here to happen. it shouldn't surprise all of you that when it comes to the tenderloin, when it comes to revitalizing areas in the central market, historically depressed areas, it takes not only the great ground leadership that randy has provided for many years. you have to give randy a huge huge [ applause ] here. [ applause ] talk about this. if i had anything do with it is only because he convinced, he was there and you have a reading. this is our history. this is why we came to study law and do civil rights and work in the communities like this. no different way i feel about chinatown and north beach and some areas
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we worked historically together. but i will also say beyond kind of taking care of our own roots and the people we believe in and giving them the level of respect, i enjoy working with the people you just named. we are working together now today to house what is on the front pages of homeless population and they are doing a terrific job and they are freeing up master leasing with as many units as they can. they are finding us to be more incredible partners on these very challenge populations that have a lot of issues and they are centered in central market and tenderloin and we want to help them. i also want to say that in addition to them and the volunteers, there is just an incredible number of people that go unnamed and the staff. i want to also
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give another shout out to a group of people that continue i think to help revitalize all of san francisco but particularly the most challenging are artist. this museum is part of art. it doesn't surprise me that the museum is the idea that has now come forward to attract investor confidence, to bring people together. and i'm looking at karen from the arts and naomi, the city administrator who was in my previous role in trying to figure out what joaquin and amy and others and how we continue to work with the arts to revitalize and bring forward life because when you have nothing, you still got art. you got a history to
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talk about. so when we had all of those meetings at the wonderful hasteings college, they did a great partnership community and it was neat to tell those stories of what we needed others to do to get people involved. that's why i'm not surprised to explaining the idea of the uptown in the tenderloin in this fashion to be so sustainable that a larger fate is happening particularly in the tenderloin area and we celebrated those milestones on a basin which is more and more to come. but there is investor competence that is also there. there will be companies that will i think appreciate this even more. that's why there is neighbor nest. that's created for low income families that are part of the technologies contribution. there will be more of that as the cba's
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get more life into the community benefit agreements and all the technology employees. they will not just go down larkin street. they are going to chairman and the bistro and they will say where is this museum and they will discover that and hopefully get into the jazz and cadillac hotel again and hopefully into more jazz. as 400 mayor's discovered in one of their most enlightening sessions ever to join our memorial in that session. so there is to say a lot of things happening and it's just a matter of us linking it up, talking about it, and introducing more people to it. when we get the lighting down with the harlan's leadership on the lighting, the pathways are
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going to be better lit and you see people at the park providing for all the people that we want our parts to reflect. on valencia, that's going to sprout. you see ice cream in the middle of the tunnel coming. i can't wait for the day we serve free ice cream in the tenderloin. they deserve it. that will be a lot of fun. there is a lot of new things happening and i think this is a moment to an attribute all the spirit of the people that have come here to make this happen. engineers, there is a reason why they are the most successful and good reputable contractor in the city. they are building the big downtown buildings but also help rehab lead with many others with this incredible museum. i can't wait when they start counting the numbers of people that come through here.
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because when they come through here, all the other shops you have to be exposed to. this is part of uptown tenderloin. it is part of the story, the history to arm themselves with so they will know what they are looking at and appreciate this entire part of our city that now is going to become an even bigger contributor. they have contributed. we just haven't recognized it. and i know that muhammad and others, we struggled in our capacities for public works to allow pathways for more people to come here will continue doing that, but all the agencies are working together now in a much better rhythm because we appreciate the investments that are made here because this is going to cause more investments especially the investment in people and we are
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going to see more of that from our administration. the tenderloin is going to be a great story, but so is church street and bodega and central market and so much more of an investment for people who want to create a better place and time for a chance to celebrate and have this sharing for a lot more people. thank you for this milestone, but i am excited to see this cause even more excitement in this entire community and randy, your leadership, your unfettered commitment to this. i want to say thank you from the entire district. [ applause ] >> i do want to mention that kevin louis is sitting in the third row. he
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and my paint job, we opened an art gallery for art a half block down 236 leavenworth street. and so many people said to me, who did this museum, it's so great. if you need someone to do a museum for you. steve is right there and give him your card and he'll get a hold of you. so i'm very honored by the presence. we have the history on the walls and the history sitting here and reverend cecil williams. one thing i want to say about reverend williams i have been in the tenderloin, i know him. i didn't know in 1963 there were only 35 families as members. he had a remarkable organizing strategy. i don't think anyone would have thought of it. he said we
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are going to hire a minister for youth who has no money. that's what did. he led the power grass roots and organized this. how many knew that? how many read my books? [ laughter ] the legacy is so much more powerful in the tenderloin. we are so glad you are here. do you want to say a few words? >> greetings, everybody. thank you men and ladies. thank you the people who put the time and effort and money. this is the most important thing that's happened in the city and county
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of san francisco. no matter what you are looking at and how you see it. this place certainly is something that is vital and will continue for years and years to come. and having said that, janis, i could not have done it without you. i'm telling the truth. [ laughter ] in fact she did before i did. we did. what you don't know i will tell you. every inch of this, every group that came to san francisco, we had something to do with them in what they did in this city. you name it. we saw
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at nighttimes what you can probably see on television because we felt very strongly that the voice of those folks who came through san francisco, that led me to be here. we never gave in to their philosophy. we have philosophy and a commitment and an unconditional love as a base. there were moments where it was getting pretty tight at times. actively came here. secondly, we had also to begin to relate closely and openly with gay and lesbian groups. we could find ways in this community, large population of gays and lesbians. that was very important. so we
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identified with whatever the movement was. so as a leader to the nation we responded to the gay and lesbian community. the third thing is i don't know if you know this or not but we have 10,000 volunteers who come through every year. that is something that is very critical. lastly but not least, you need to know this, there is no doubt about it, right in the block from where we are located there are large groups of african americans. there is a large number of african americans in the tenderloin. large numbers. some of them they have problems and confront issues. they are ours and we are theirs. we will always be theirs and they will be
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ours, always. i want to hear him say, janis without your time, i don't know where i would be without you. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> talking about all people well generally i was going to open the first office in 1980. ed glide raised it to $75 a month and we said we can't afford that and right next door was a vietnamese community development center which started my work with do. remember we had some refugees who came to the tenderloin and started to transform the neighborhood and i worked with
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toe for 10 years until local 2 which is in the tenderloin. i thought the coincidence that you and i met in glide. toddo. [ applause ] >> being here just feels like so much coming home. although i never really left the tenderloin. i came just a little bit from a personal perspective. i came to the lend lion when i was 18 and i'm 56 now and i'm still working on the tenderloin. working as the vietnamese youth development center what is under the leadership of lamb do you -- and the memorial church where we do a lot of community outreach. we provide after school. i was one of those youth that
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benefited from the program and north of market plan and coalition. i think we have one of our first southeast asian housing committee in the city because of the diversity of the members who live in here which is vietnamese laotian and cambodia. we do our best effort to incorporated ourselves to learn about our right as a tenant and also we want to learn about being a part of the bigger picture of passing rent control. we have a lot of memories where we have our first picket line to protest one of the evictions. one of the buildings right here but we have a sad moment where i don't know if you remember where there was a person that died in
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the building. the cause because of the space between the floor and elevator and the space was too small. as a community we overcome a lot. the unite development center is providing youth with a different focus with technology and recreation that we when you are growing up poor you don't have the opportunity but now growing up and you have the location. that is what we do and we also survive a lot of turmoil and that's what you do with us. and reverend i have to remember his name. when our community was going through a lot of turmoil with what's going on in
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our homeland we continued to be able to be about and provide the best service we can regardless of whether or not you are supporting the republican or supporting the reunification of vietnam today. i feel very much at home and thank you for all the work that everybody had done to continue to work the community forward. one thing i have to mention is that because a lot of our members in local two become more self sufficient as working in the hotel because of the effort of you and randy from the planning coalition after making sure that these hotels when they build they are sure she hire a resident from this area. [ applause ] so some of our members graduated from here and able to provide a home
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and live better. i know they have a much better life. the tenderloin is a lot of memories for me and a lot of struggles and a lot of cobwebs as well. [ applause ] i should mention the cultural center used to be the waitresses union. it's the largest waitresses unit # -- union in the united states. we are a big union area. many of you know kathy looper from here friday concerts. i worked with her as long as i have known lee roy and she's 79. everyday when we have our tours, which is really important for this museum because we want people
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to go out to the community and get to know the tenderloin. we have pam coats, one of our tour guided. kathy is also a tour guide. the first time i take everyone is through the cadillac hotel they are blown away because they hear negative things about the sro's. they see it and they say is this the sro? because of kathy is the unsung hero in the tenderloin. kathy? [ cheers and applause ] >> that was all fully sweet. it's night to be in a room full of people who love the tenderloin. i have to tell you it's heart warming to be here and
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see this with this out pouring of support. when lee and i built this, it failed because it was an isolation. there wasn't enough around it to draw people in even just for a meal. if anybody knows me, you know i will get to the point. we need your continued support. we need you to support serve -- every business. we need you to go to the museums, then go to one of our restaurants. randy has done an incredible job of bringing investment into this community. it's not just his job, it's our job. we have to do the same. we have to encourage people to come in and spend their dollars in our community, help support this community and this
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museum is a great entry way for people to do that. so, that's it. bring your pocket books. [ cheers and applause ] >> to continue on that theme because we don't have philanthropic support, we have all kinds of items for sale that are sold in a museum. if you haven't bought any before, buy some today. getting people to come to the museum and pay the admission fee and to have them take the tours which we have on thursday nights. that could help. all of you who are inspired by this and talk the language by mayor lee and
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doddo is to talk about it. we need to you do that you can't just walk away and say that was fun, where is lunch and it's all forgotten. i have told people the story about how sitting down with gratsdz wealthy people and when they are with me it was a great idea but they didn't give any money. when you are here you are excited and back home you are in another environment. if you just give to momma. we are working very hard to raise every dollar in the tenderloin. when you do that, it's great to be here. we have word of mouth and otherwise you have ways to go to the museum. our opening night event at
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6:30. we have a rare extraordinarily rare assistance. if you see sierra strike and mark. susan striker and victor hernandez. victor the co- director will both be here along with marching and veronica, the activist and if you want to know the gay and lesbian history of san francisco and where it began, it began here right in the tenderloin. cover charge covers the free wine. see you all here and in the future. thank you. [ applause ] the city of
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san francisco sfgtv meeting of the human rights commission awards occurring on august 6, 2015 will begin shortly. >> welcome to special meeting
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of humeage right commission meeting on the [inaudible] it is thursday august 5, 2015 and it is 536 p.m. my name is susan christian and chair and will you read the role >> susan christian, presents. chairl evans davis, here. commissioner mark kelleher, here. michael pappas, here. [inaudible] you have a quorum for the hrc herebyo awards >> welcome to the the special meeting and want to first of all give a special welcome to the equity advisory commission. the human rights commission is privileges to have citizen
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advisory committees that work with us to examine issues of concern to the citizens of san francisco and the bay area generally and one of those subcommittees is the lurks gbtq committee and the other is a equity advisory committee. for the past number oaf years the equity advisory committee cons tulted a committee that chooses people from the community to receive recognition and awards for the work they do in the community that benefits the advancement of sivl and human rights so these committees work extremely hard and the commission as a whole is very very pleased to work with them. i would like to acknowledge the members that are here. paul day, ruquell [inaudible] cathlen [inaudible] debbie [inaudible] beth any sylva,
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tina nuvaro. [inaudible] larry saxon, malcome feelen and angela jinkens. thank you for all the work that you do and that you do for us and for the citizens of san francisco throughout the year. is there public comment on this item? seeing none, we will move on to the second-item 3 ochb the agenda. >> item 3, san francisco human rights commission resolution and commemoration of selma and [inaudible] >> so this resolution was presented to the commission on may 28 of this year 2015 and it was passed unanimously and it is a resolution commemorating
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the 50th anniversary of selma to montgomery of 1965 and amend voting law tooz end disinfrancechisement based on conviction. we'll read into record the text och the resolution. where as, the march 7 to 25, 1965 march from selma alabama to montgomery alabama, a total of 54 miles in protest of african american disinfrancechisement. marf 2015 marks the 50 ansversery of sell vuto montgomery manch tooz the catalyst of the voting rights act and where as the voteic raths act prohibited discrim nutor requirements and
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practices which disinfrancechised african americans voter squz where as ihistorclal literary tests pole taxes and other uses were used to exlose native americans african americans [inaudible] rooted in jim crow law jz bar african americans from voting. the intended effects of these laws continue today and where as, approximately 6 million american citizens are unable to vote because of a past criminal conviction. 4.4 million citizens live work and raise families in the communities mptd flaen percent of african american men have lost their right to vote which is 7 timeathize national average. where as in california a
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citizens voting right sp suspended in state prison or county jail service sentence or under penal code sex 1107 h or on parole mandatory supervision or community supervisor rchlt in california african americans who make up 6 percent of californias population contitute 27 percent of individuals incarcerated in state prisons and constitute the proportioninately largest disinfran group and democracy is built on principleoffs inclusiveness, equality and participation of citizen jz in a democracy every sit citizen has a vote in their elected official squz policy and where as to disinfrancechise a segment of that is to skew the
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voice thf people and the voith to vote is fundamental because it is prurfbative of all other rights and where aslective represents should not have the the right to disinfrancechise a segment of the population and where as the south african constitutional court-[inaudible] the vote of each and every citizen is a badge of [inaudible] everybody counts and where as the supreme court of canada stated, the right of all citizens to vote regardless of virtue or mental ability or other distinshuishing features [inaudible] canadian democracy and parliaments claim to power. a government that restricts the franchise to a select portion of citizens weakens the [inaudible] representative of
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the excluded citizens. jeopardizes its claim to represent democracy and eroids the basis of the right to convict and punish law breaker squz where as people in prison do not suffer a civic death from the perspective of the state, they remain subject to the protection afforded by the laws of the country and bound by the abigation those laws imposed including tax liability and where as volting provides people with a sofens collectival identity and helps reintigation and while 15 states in the district of clum rurostore voting right upon [inaudible] >> it is benefit to society as a whole of people convicted with felonys have the [inaudible] education and health care and 21 counties in
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2 states and mane maine and vermont [inaudible] san francisco human rights [inaudible] employment housing and public accommodations and work would the mayor and board of supervisors tokaess civil joiths other related social justice issues effecting the residence of san francisco and where as the human right commission is commitmented to [inaudible] receive a fair chance to enter society, now there boo it resolved the human rights commission in honor of the selma marches calls on the san francisco board of supervisors to urge the california state legislator to amend voting laws and secure the right to vote for all citizens over the age of 18. is there public comment on this item?
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>> [inaudible] i didn't get to be here on tuesday for president obamas birth day because he is the same age i am. the human right commission i come to you for [inaudible] i have the book by obama. dreams from our father. it is a mazing to be here for human rights tonight and think what is it we as americans think human rights is really about? this country and the world is going through some of the most challenging and i think wonderful things that we are coming out of the dark, but i know one reason to-this is a special surprise to me because i came here for the neighborhood committee tonight because i know how important it is when a black african native
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american man born in america and we don't really have a place. tonight i would have been home i f they done took our cable in the sro hotel. i would have watch addebate tonight but i can't watch a debate or serene awilliams bought here in america we deal with injustice and poverty from race and womens rights and [inaudible] right and i just thing san francisco needs to get up and stands up and make sure that this 7 by 749 square miles that there is justice and rights here. i see we always give people heroes and awards but what is going onside of san francisco? [inaudible] 2 years ago and not many of you were there. they didn't want to name that bridge after him in
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the city and county. that was done through the state and naacp. i'm tired people say we have human rights commission but we don't have no human right in this city and county. [inaudible] treasure island. [inaudible] comfort women. [inaudible] i hope good morning-it starts with good morning america because i can meet anyone in this country in america and tell them why are you here? do you want to harm us? do you know know our history? it is not right our [inaudible] is so great that people just act like it doesn't matter. we have more people
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coming to kill us and take our [inaudible] i hope this human rights lead us to something better this time because remember this day is 70 years of the bombing of hiroshima. they celebrated in japan today. [inaudible] that was the day that we had the marriage [inaudible] and president obama was doing [inaudible] amazing grace >> thank you so much for coming out tonight and for your comments. is there further public comment on this item on the agenda? seeing none we'll move on to agenda item number 4. >> [inaudible] agenda item 4, presentation by summer interns by the policy division
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including on voting rights [inaudible] presenter, hrc staff veronica [inaudible] >> good evening commissioners [inaudible] my name is veronica garcia and i'm a policy analyst with the san francisco human rights commission. first and for most i would like to thank [inaudible] for giving me the opportunity to work with the brilliant and inspiring people [inaudible] as a san francisco native and first generation american it is a honor and privilege to serve the city i love. the quhunty safety initiative program is a program that engages the public and private sector such as mo magic, sfpd, the mayors office, hope sf, linked in face book and a number of different stake holders. the san francisco human rights commission as had youth in our office learning about the voting rights act, the selma to montgomery
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marches civil rights, proposition 47 and the fair chance ordinance. additionally our student participated in weekly mentor lunches and learned the qua to network and build and create professional relationships. they also heard from a [inaudible] of guest speakers who shared their stories and career trajectoryries with them including people from the san francisco attorneys office, san francisco state rebonds and derek smith from the university of san francisco. thanksgiving tooz the leadership of the college students and program organizers student have come together to create individual group projects that tie into proposition 47 and fair chance ordinance. before i turn over the mike rr to them i would like to acknowledge all the students who submitted a application for the hero award.
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alexa hubered [inaudible] chris lyn earl. [inaudible] stacy edwards. tony gravenburg. will ford [inaudible] now i would like to turn over the mike rr to one of this years hero awards chrislyn earl who participated ipthe program and will speak about her project and what she learned while she has been in the program. thank you. >> hi, my name is chrislyn earl and i would like to thank [inaudible] and everyone that was a part of the hic. theresa zoy and menany more that helped uss. ichb the
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beginning of hrc, we kind of just did a free flow and we-the people at the hic let us pick what we wanted to talk about first and you know, then zoy took us on the tyke and [inaudible] and there was a lot of hidden stories and they taught us about the individual assessment and how that is very important when you have a conviction record and you want housing or you want to apply for a job, so even though i can't name the 6 off limits i know if any of you guys family members have trouble with the law and want to apply for housing or for a job then you have to come to the hrc. i
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just want to thanksgiving thank you for my group for supporting me. there was a lot of great minds in that room and we just created greatness in the hic so i want to thank you and hope that i can come and visit and just say hi. that's it. >> thank you so much chrislyn. the next person we'll hear from is chris >> my name is chris [inaudible] this summer i interned at the hrc. a couple things at the hrc i got to work with mrs. veronica and zoy and mrs. theresa and learned about the 6 off limit question like when you go to jail i when you come
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home and how you can get housing because take it from everyone who went through that type of struggle, for them to not come home with housing or family that must hurt them. the summer get to learn everything it brought me closer and wanting to study about all human rights because why do we have it and why is it so important? i feel that is a important topic to cover. the summer get toog work with them, it makes me happy and want to [inaudible] also going to central bass on the amazing hike, which was [inaudible] we also got a lot of history there. basically history covering about all lifes stories and how ships and this-all over frisco pretty much. we go to jail and can't come home because we don't have
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certain stuff. in oakland we don't have human rights and it is really important we got to learn this, so i want to say thank you. >> the last speaker we'll hear from is a coordinator from the summer program, alexis. >> hello, i hope everyone is having a great evening right now. my name is alex ishubered and [inaudible] i would just like to focus on my group and what they have been working on. they work would the fair chance ordinance at the human rightss commission. we are also working on prop 47 at city hall. they created buttons, fliers and posters on prop 47
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and created social media sites. they created instagram, face book and twitter and reached out to 1006 people on social media with the numbers growing every day. i would like to thank the human rights commission for work with them. mrs. veronica is very helpful during the sum squr also the guest speakers here at city hall and also like to say thank you to my group. i'm proud of them and think they did a really good job and hope to work with them again soon. thank you. moving on to the next item on the agenda. >> agenda item 5 presentation of san francisco human right commission 2015 hero iwards
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>> before we move into the the presentations, i want to acknowledge a couple things and people. first, i would like to thank the memberoffs the staff who are here with us who we haven't acknowledged. we have theresa sparks with us and the agency can not run without her. she does tremendous work and tremendous asset for the agency. also please today have gloria lopez with us tonight who is a administrative assist wnt the aensh and gloria is in dispensable and there to help us get everything done so thank you gloria for everything and the work that you do that enables us to do the work. [inaudible] a policy analyst with the agency. like
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everybody that work frz the agency, britiant and wonderful and extremely helpful. thank you for all the work that you provide during the year. and the acting secretary tonight is zoa pullic who is a catalyst for so much of the work that we do and so many things that we accomplish at the agency so i want to let you know how grateful i am as a commissioner and i think i-there are very few times where i feel comfrtdable speaking on my fellow commissioners but this time i feel comfortable saying we all appreciate greatly the work that you do with us every day so thank you. we are here it commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march in selma and also the voting
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rights act of 1965. people have heard a lot about the voting rights act in the last number of days but do want to note that universely it is hailed as one of the most important pieces of legislation that has been passed in the country and it isn't a exaggeration to say in many places throughout the world. prior to the enactment of the voting rights act, only probably about a quarter of the black americans, african americans who lived in the south had been able to vote. people had been sense the time of reconstruction since the time it ended turned away fwraum the poles and denied their right to vote through things like literacy tests and pole taxes. things designed to prevent come hell or high water, to prevent people from
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voting and exercising their vote to. the literacy tests were impediments to peoples ability to vote. no one could satisfy the most literal-person could society-they would prevent you from voting. prior to the enactment of the voting rightss act, people of color, native americans immigrants but specifically black americans were denied the right to vote. with the passage of the voting rights act, there was a legislative end to that discrimination, so without the voting rights acts the degree of democracy we have been able to achieve today would not


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