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Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Intro to San Francisco Politics: A Berniecrats Perspective (San Francisco)

  • Community Center in San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you follow national politics, but don't know what's happening in San Francisco, this workshop is for you!  Come learn about the political forces in San Francisco, the fights for justice that are happening locally, and how to get involved!  All revolutions start locally!  The SF Berniecrats are a local affiliate of the national Our Revolution organization.

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Aug
30
8:00 AM08:00

EIP Workshop Protecting Electoral Security & Voting (San Francisco)

This workshop aims to bring together systematic research from scholars and practitioners to analyze the causesconsequences and solutions to problems in electoral security and voting rights during the 2016 United States elections and to understand these issues in comparative perspective. This event is the 12th in the series of EIP workshops held since 2012, building an international community of scholars and practitioners working on challenges of electoral integrity. Queries should be addressed to: electoralintegrity@gmail.comSubmit proposals using the online form available here

EIP Workshop Protecting Electoral Security & Voting

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

San Francisco Politics 101 (San Franciso)

How are progressives different from moderates in San Francisco? Why is our city council called the Board of Supervisors and what powers do they have? What can I do to resist Trump's agenda?

The United Democratic Club is proud to present Politics 101! During this free event, we'll answer all of the above questions and so much more. Our presenters are intimately involved at the local, state, and federal levels of government and are ready to discuss government issues from first-hand experience.

Eventbrite

 

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Jul
2
11:00 AM11:00

Impeachment March: (Los Angeles)

On Sunday, July 2nd, we march to demand Congress DO THEIR JOB and remove the President from The White House. Think of it as one enormous Town Hall Meeting. The march begins and ends at Los Angeles City Hall, with many entertainment spots along the way.

From the organizers who brought you Tax March Los Angeles...
www.impeachmentmarch.org
#ImpeachmentMarch

To help fund this event:
https://www.gofundme.com/impeachmentmarch

 

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Jun
10
to Jun 15

Social Ecology SF Intensive

Join ISE faculty, local activist-scholars, and participants from across the globe for a dynamic week of exploring the struggle for a free society in theory and praxis. This two-tiered seminar will offer a full 6-day experience and a weekend-only option, hosted at and in partnership with of the California Institute of Integral Studies. Featuring courses, guest lectures, and field trips, the Intensive will include: Foundations of Social Ecology; Direct Democracy, Popular Power and the State; History of the Left, SF Radical History Walking Tour; Capitalism: Critiques and Alternatives; Solidarity, Accountability and Anti-Racist Organizing; Climate Justice; Food Politics; Reconstructive Vision and the Utopian Imagination. Cost is sliding scale from $60-300, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Seminar topics include:

  • The Outlook of Social Ecology
  • Direct Democracy, Popular Power and the State
  • Organizing, Movement Building and Democratic Praxis
  • Capitalism: Critiques and Alternatives
  • Solidarity, Accountability and Anti-Racist Organizing
  • History of the U.S. Left
  • From Radical Ecology to Climate Justice
  • Reconstructive Visions: Reclaiming Utopia

www.social-ecology.org

Tickets: http://social-ecology.org/wp/2016/12/2017seminar/

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

P.J.'s Deportation Hearing Support (San Francisco)

  • 630 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Borey “PJ” Ai may be one of the most accomplished persons you will ever meet. He also happens to be one of the youngest persons to be given a life sentence, at age 14. After spending 20 years in prison, he was found suitable for parole at his first hearing. Self-described as being “stateless,” Ai was born in a refugee camp in Thailand to parents who escaped the genocide in Cambodia. “Almost 98 percent of my family were butchered in the genocide,” said Ai, during an interview. When he was 5, Ai and his family immigrated to America, settling into a rough Stockton neighborhood. Borey Ai was found suitable for parole on July 22. Upon being released from state custody in November, Ai was immediately detained for deportation, never having the opportunity to return to his family in Stockon. Hastings Prisoner Outreach, HSIR, and the Hastings NLG chapter are asking you to come to the hearing in order to show support. The hearing is a merits hearing to decide whether PJ qualifies for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture. The more people that attend, the better.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1002797529854210/

YOU CAN ALSO SEND A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR P.J.:

Letters of support for PJ should be sent to
Todd Davis,
Immigration Clinic
USC Gould School of law
699 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90089

 

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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Running for Office Candidate Training - San Francisco

  • 299 2nd Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Running for Office Candidate Training is a comprehensive course for women planning to run for public office. The course covers campaign strategy, campaign finance, communications, public speaking, debating and campaign field strategy. All materials and lunch included. Registration fee includes all materials and lunch.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/running-for-office-candidate-training-san-francisco-ca-6217-tickets-31758952883?aff=erellivmlt

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May
25
8:00 AM08:00

Special Election (Montana)

The At-Large Congressional District of Montana will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on May 25, 2017. http://robquist.org

Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rates this race as safely Republican. The election will replace Ryan Zinke (R) who was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior on March 1, 2017.[5] Primary elections were not held in the race. Instead, party leaders chose the nominees at conventions. Democrats selected musician Rob Quist at the party's convention on March 5, 2017, while Republicans nominated businessman Greg Gianforte at the convention on March 6, 2017. The two candidates will face off with the Libertarian nominee, Mark Wicks, in the general election on May 25, 2017.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rob-quist-a-montana-special-election-nobody-is-following-could-deal-a-huge-blow-to-trump_us_58e3fcc5e4b03a26a3670c30

 

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May
23
8:00 AM08:00

Special Election: New York (State Senate, District 30)

2017 Democratic Candidate: Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin serves as chairman of Central Harlem's Community Board No. 10, which he has been a member of for 6 years. He is the managing director of real estate developer Genesis Companies. In 2008, Brian helped create Harlem for Obama, a grass-roots “get out the vote” organization. He served on President Obama's National Finance Committee and helped raise more than $250,000 for President Obama's campaign. Issues that Brian wants to address in the Senate include affordable housing, criminal justice and boosting minority and women owned businesses. Brian holds a degree in Public Policy from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School: http://www.brianbenjamin.org

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May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Presidential Accountability Town Hall: From Nixon to Trump (Berkeley)

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, I hope you will join me at a town hall meeting to discuss important perspectives of presidential accountability in the era of Trump.  Please join me and my special guests John Dean, who was a key witness during the Nixon Watergate scandal and Malcolm Nance, a Retired US Naval Officer & and an expert in national security policy & anti-terrorism intelligence, as we discuss the legal, ethical, and moral limitations of presidential authority, and its impact on our district. 

Who: Congresswoman Barbara Lee with special guests John Dean and Malcolm Nance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidential-accountability-town-hall-from-nixon-to-trump-tickets-34523155688?aff=eac2

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May
18
5:30 PM17:30

She Should Run: Inspiring Women to Run for Office (San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION

Come meet Erin Loos Cutraro, Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that encourages and inspires women and girls to run for elected office.

Erin founded She Should Run in 2008, on the belief that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to the table. Through the work of She Should Run, over a hundred thousand women from all walks of life have been inspired to consider public office, and thousands of women have completed SSR's online "incubator," which provides tools and training to support women as they pursue a path to elected public service.

Join us to learn more about what you can do to support SSR, or learn how you can take advantage of SSR's resources to explore your own run for office! Donations to SSR are very welcome but not required, and can be made either through the following link:

www.sheshouldrun.org/donate

or by check made payable to She Should Run, in person or mailed to "She Should Run 718 7th Street NW Washington DC 20001."

Hors d'ouevres and drinks will be served. Deepest thanks to DocuSign for hosting at their lovely offices overlooking the Bay Bridge!

EVENT BRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-she-should-run-co-founder-ceo-erin-loos-cutraro-tickets-34562044004

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May
17
10:00 PM22:00

Register New Citizens to Vote (Oakland)

DESCRIPTION

It is so empowering to offer new citizens the chance to register to vote the same day they are sworn in. Join Democracy Action volunteers at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Look for the rows of ironing boards on either side of the entrance. Arrive by 10am for a short training or refresher. We provide all the tools.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/register-new-citizens-to-vote-registration-33804501173?aff=erelexpmlt

 

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

Special Election: Georgia (State Senate, District 32)

2017 Democratic Candidate: Christine Triebsch

Her positions: 

Healthcare: Protect the ACA by expanding Medicaid to benefit all Georgians.

Education: Public schools should be governed by local school boards and the citizens who elect them, not private entities.

Jobs: Strong economic development is mandatory to create jobs for all Georgians.

 

http://www.christine4ga.com

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

San Francisco Politics 101 (San Francisco)

Are you curious why San Francisco Democrats come in different shades of blue? Bewildered by local politics or intimidated by the state and federal stuff? Mad as hell about Trump but don’t know what to do about it? 

The United Democratic Club presents "SF Politics 101." It's an intro course on politics with a panel of experts and activists. We’ll also let you know how to take action at the local, state, and federal level.

*** FREE EVENT - RSVP REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/2n80cgx ***

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Topics we’ll cover:
• A brief history of San Francisco, its politics and East/West divide.
• The difference between “moderate” and “progressive” Democrats (discover your shade of blue).
• How local government works: What is a supervisor and how do they relate to the mayor? Why are there 11 supervisor districts and which one is yours?
• How does state government work: What’s the difference between an assemblymember and a senator?
• Who represents us in Washington, D.C. and how can we be heard?
• What does the future hold for local politics and issues like housing and transportation?
• How can we fight Trump?

Bring your questions!

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Event Details:
• Doors open at 6:30 PM.
• The program starts at 6:50 PM sharp. 
• Free event but RSVP required: http://bit.ly/2n80cgx
• The site does not have ADA bathrooms. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

SF DogPatch Phone Bank for Federal Special Elections (San Francisco)

  • 2624 3rd Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION

We’re making calls for upcoming federal special elections around the country. The first-place primary finish for Jon Ossoff in Georgia and James Thompson's better-than-expected finish in Kansas has shown how important these phone banks can be in helping to motivate Democratic voters and getting them to the polls.

We’re open from 1–5pm Sunday; feel free to stop by at whatever time works best for you.

Bring a charged cell phone AND a laptop, iPad, or tablet. If you don't have a laptop or tablet, please contact info@demaction.usand we may have a spare you can use. (We can always use more laptops, so if you have a spare one you'd be willing to share, please bring it with you.)

If you’re driving, it’s very easy to find parking around 23rd Street and Tennessee Street. On Muni, take the T Third line inbound (outbound if you’re coming from Bayview) and get off at the stop on 3rd Street at 23rd Street.

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you: info@demaction.us

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-dogpatch-phone-bank-for-federal-special-elections-registration-34108223615?aff=erelexpmlt

 

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May
9
8:00 AM08:00

Special Election: Oklahoma

CANDIDATE: Steve Barnes is the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma state house 28. Mr. Barnes is an attorney in Wewoka.

Education: Barnes hopes to secure more funding for schools around the state. He thinks shoring up the state's struggling education system will drive economic development in rural Oklahoma. “We want to have a partnership between our business leaders and our educators,” Barnes said. “I think that will help strengthen our economy.”

https://www.facebook.com/BarnesForRepresentative/

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day (Sacramento)

SURJ Bay Area is answering Dorsey Nunn’s call!

Join us in supporting Legal Services for Prisoners with Children / All of Us or None’s 5th annual statewide lobby day in Sacramento for formerly-incarcerated people and family members with incarcerated loved ones. SURJ will be there, along with allied community leaders and activists. Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day supports pending legislation that affects people impacted by incarceration and lifts up the voices and leadership of those most impacted by the prison industrial complex. 

Several hundred folks from across the state are coming to lobby for bills that will impact the rights of formerly incarcerated people, such as:
• SB 180 – the RISE Act (Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement) - to reduce incarceration and free up funds to invest in community programs
• SB 185 – Drivers License Suspensions - prohibits license suspensions for failure to pay or appear in court for minor traffic tickets.
• AB 353 – Trial Jurors - restores the right to serve on juries upon completion of sentence.
• AB 1008 – The Fair Chance Act - extends Ban the Box to private employers, limited background checks to after an in-person interview / conditional job offer.

Also on May 8, several thousand police and their supporters will be descending on Sacramento for ceremonies to honor police who have died in line of duty. The same day. The same place.

Join SURJ Bay Area in supporting Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day!

• Come to Sacramento on Monday, May 8th! We’re mobilizing as many folks as possible to show solidarity with formerly-incarcerated people and family members. Let’s roll together! RSVP HERE: http://www.surjbayarea.org/may_8_mobilization

Here's the day's schedule (subject to change):
• 9:30 -10:30 am - Opening Rally
• 10:30 - 12:00 pm - Public Hearing - Impacted folks will share their stories, discuss their rights and demands. Legislators will be invited to listen and participate.
• 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
• 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Impacted folks visit legislative offices
• 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Closing Rally  

[NOTE: If you are a formally-incarcerated person or a family member, and want to participate in the Sunday, May 7 training day as well as the May 8 Lobby Day, FIND MORE INFO HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quest-for-democracy-2017-tickets-31846522807 

• Whether you can go to Sacramento or not, please make a donation! SURJ Bay Area is fundraising to help cover costs for the mobilization. All monies raised will go directly to Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) / All of Us or None. DONATE HERE: https://surjbayarea-showingupforracialjustice.nationbuilder.com/donate_qdad

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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

SF West Side Phone Bank for Federal Special Elections

  • 771 42nd Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94121 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION

We’re making calls for upcoming federal special elections around the country. The first-place primary finish for Jon Ossoff in Georgia and James Thompson's better-than-expected finish in Kansas has shown how important these phone banks can be in helping to motivate Democratic voters and getting them to the polls.

We’re open from 1–5pm Sunday; feel free to stop by at whatever time works best for you.

Bring a charged cell phone AND a laptop, iPad, or tablet. If you don't have a laptop or tablet, please contact info@demaction.usand we may have a spare you can use. (We can always use more laptops, so if you have a spare one you'd be willing to share, please bring it with you.)

If you’re driving, it’s very easy to find parking on Fulton Street, and also easy to take the 31 or 5 on MUNI.

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you: info@demaction.us or 415-943-3620

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-west-side-phone-bank-for-federal-special-elections-registration-34113657869?aff=erelexpmlt

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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

SF Dogpatch Phone Bank for Federal Special Elections

  • 2624 3rd Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION

We’re making calls for upcoming federal special elections around the country. The first-place primary finish for Jon Ossoff in Georgia and James Thompson's better-than-expected finish in Kansas has shown how important these phone banks can be in helping to motivate Democratic voters and getting them to the polls.

We’re open from 1–5pm Sunday; feel free to stop by at whatever time works best for you.

Bring a charged cell phone AND a laptop, iPad, or tablet. If you don't have a laptop or tablet, please contact info@demaction.usand we may have a spare you can use. (We can always use more laptops, so if you have a spare one you'd be willing to share, please bring it with you.)

If you’re driving, it’s very easy to find parking around 23rd Street and Tennessee Street. On Muni, take the T Third line inbound (outbound if you’re coming from Bayview) and get off at the stop on 3rd Street at 23rd Street.

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you: info@demaction.us

Tickets here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-dogpatch-phone-bank-for-federal-special-elections-registration-34097085300?aff=erelexpmlt

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May
6
1:00 PM13:00

SF Civic Center Phone Bank to Save ACA (San Francisco)

  • 11 Grove Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re making calls to Save ACA and for upcoming federal special elections around the country. Our success in stopping the repeal of ACA (so far), as well as Jon Ossoff's first-place win in the Georgia primary and James Thompson's better-than-expected finish in Kansas, have shown how effective phone banks can be in helping to motivate Democratic voters and getting them to the polls.

BRING a charged cell phone AND a laptop, iPad, or tablet and we'll show you the rest.

We’re open from 1–5pm Saturday; feel free to stop by at whatever time works best for you.

If you don't have a laptop or tablet, please contact info@demaction.us and we may have a spare you can use. (We can always use more tablets and laptops, so if you have a spare one you'd be willing to share, please bring it with you.)

The location is just half a block from Civic Center BART, and several different Muni lines stop nearby at 9th and Market. Parking is available at the Civic Center Garage and bike parking is available inside the building.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1406928059367137/

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Register New Citizens to Vote (Oakland)

DESCRIPTION

It is so empowering to offer new citizens the chance to register to vote the same day they are sworn in. Join Democracy Action volunteers at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Look for the rows of ironing boards on either side of the entrance. Arrive by 10am for a short training or refresher. We provide all the tools.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/register-new-citizens-to-vote-registration-33804409900?aff=erelexpmlt

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May
1
11:00 AM11:00

A Day Without Immigrants (San Francisco)

  • Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RESIST, UNITE & ORGANIZE!

May 1st is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. The day was the result of the struggle to have an 8-hour workday and it started here in the US. It is a day where the working class show who has the power in society. In 2006, it was the immigrants, largely Latinos, who gave the tradition new life in the US.

On May 1st, we will not go to work, school, shop, bank, or purchase online! We will show the power of our labor and our dollar in order to reject discrimination and hate laws.

We will RISE UP, STAND UP, RESIST, PROTEST, and DEFEAT Trump's program to build a wall and deport over 3 million immigrants & refugees!

- No ban, no wall
- Stop the ICE raids and deportations
- Defend ALL immigrants regardless of status
- Stand up against racism, sexism, xenophobia, and bigotry
- Stop the attacks on Mexico
- Stop the attacks on Muslims, people of color, women, LGBTQ, workers, and the poor
- Defend our unions
- NO to U.S war and intervention abroad
- NO to environmental destruction
- Defend public education
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- 11:00 AM Rally at Justin Herman Plaza (Mitin en la Plaza Justin Herman)

- 12:00 Noon March on Market Street to Civic Center Plaza (Marcha por la Calle Market hacia la Plaza del Centro Civico)

- 2:00 PM Rally at Civic Center Plaza (Mitin en la Plaza del Centro Civico)

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Apr
18
10:30 PM22:30

Special Election: Georgia U.S. House District 6

Georgia U.S. House District 6

The 6th District is historically Republican, and Price won this seat by 23 points last year. However, Hillary lost there by only 1.5 points (compared to Romney's 23-point win over Obama in 2012), suggesting an opportunity for Democrats. Jon Ossoff is the most viable Democratic candidate, with endorsements from John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Jon Ossoff for Congress: https://electjon.com

http://elections.flippable.org/elections?id=FGAH006

 

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Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

Town Hall with Dianne Feinstein: San Francisco

  • San Francisco Scottish Rite Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Senator Dianne Feinstein for a discussion on the critical issues facing our country. 

Due to limited seating, please RSVP to receive a ticket. A ticket will be required to enter. The name on the ticket must match the name on identification.

  • There is a limit of 1 ticket per person. 

  • There will be two types of tickets: one for the Main Auditorium and one for the Overflow Room with an audio/video feed. 

Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the event will run from 11 a.m. until noon. 

Out of respect for all town hall attendees, signs will not be permitted in order to assure everyone can see the stage.

Questioning format: As recommended by Indivisible San Francisco, attendees who want to ask a question will receive a ticket when they enter. Tickets will then be drawn randomly throughout the event to ensure fairness.

The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center is located at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Sloat Avenue (near St. Francis Circle) and is easily accessible through the K/T & M Muni lines, the I-280 freeway and Highway 1.

This venue is ADA compliant.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-town-hall-with-senator-dianne-feinstein-tickets-33503512909?aff=es2#tickets

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Apr
11
8:30 AM08:30

South Carolina Special Election: State Senate District 3

  • Special primary elections will take place in the South Carolina House and Senate. The  State Senate District 3 seat became vacant after  Kevin Bryant (R) became lieutenant governor. Eight Republicans and zero Democrats filed for the seat. The  House District 84 seat became vacant after  Chris Corley resigned in January, following an indictment for criminal domestic violence and weapons charges. One Democrat, two Republicans, and one Constitution Party candidate filed for the seat. The special election for both seats is scheduled for May 30. Republicans have a 78-43 majority in the House and a 27-18 majority in the Senate.
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Apr
11
8:30 AM08:30

Special election in Kansas 4th Congressional District

https://ballotpedia.org/The_Tap:_The_101st_associate_justice_of_the_U.S._Supreme_Court

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