This community is why I’m running.

In the face of this unprecedented crisis, I’ve seen firsthand the resilience of our community. Our response to COVID-19 has revealed a lot about our city — and the areas where we could do more and do better. 

I’ve been in our neighborhoods with local nonprofits nearly every day since this crisis began, helping provide food and services, from health and hygiene kits, to masks and computers, to those in need across District 5. 

COVID-19 has changed everything. This moment demands leadership that is creative and responsive to everyone in District 5. We need to ensure no communities are left behind. We need to bring people together and listen, even to those who might disagree. We need to look comprehensively at every way in which the city and the community can confront the many dimensions of this crisis.  

I’ve been a part of this community for 25 years. As a community organizer, I’ve been here through the AIDS crisis to the violence of the early 2000s to the 2008 recession. It’s in times like these that deep, personal connections and the ability to create real on-the-ground solutions matter. 

That’s why I’m stepping up now to run for Supervisor in District 5. And I’ve created a blueprint for recovery that puts our communities first. 

This blueprint will start a conversation about saving what makes our neighborhoods healthy and vibrant. 

Recovery won’t be fast and it won’t be easy. We can’t go back to the way things were. If we make the right choices now, we will come out stronger. We’ll reimagine how we tackle our toughest challenges in this new reality — from housing and homelessness to transit and the existential threat of climate change.

I’m honored that over 100 neighbors and community leaders across District 5 have already asked me to run. Will you join them and add your name?

San Francisco has faced tragedy in the past, and has always come back stronger than before. I’ve had experience with that in my own life more than a few times and I hope I can do that for all of us as a leader for District 5.

I hope to earn your support.