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Oct-22-2018

Eye on the Ball: Prop C, Our City Our Home

The Key to Transforming the Homeless Crisis GLIDE assists people who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness every day, and we have witnessed the effects of the housing crisis on everyone from working families to retirees to disabled veterans on waiting lists for shelter. As a community that values unconditional love and radical

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Jun-08-2018

June 2018 Election Wrap-up

On June 5, San Franciscans voted to make our city a more equitable, safe and just place. Together we made real progress on affordable childcare, limiting the tobacco industry’s influence on children, providing legal representation to tenants, providing just compensation to our public school teachers and lowering the potential for death and injury through taser

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May-30-2018

Understanding why Measure H is truly dangerous.

To truly protect and serve, we must see the human being in front of us as someone deserving of respect and compassion no matter their state or circumstance.

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Mar-19-2018

Sensible Gun Laws Now!

Rev. Angela Brown on A March For Our Lives and Leaving a Legacy of Peace In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the epidemic of gun violence in this country, we sat down with Rev. Angela Brown, Associate Pastor at GLIDE Memorial Church, to discuss what we can do to

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Dec-20-2017

Eye on the Ball: Let’s End Family Homelessness

Every Sunday in January, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at GLIDE. To sign up, call (415) 674-6080 or email GLIDE’s Advocacy Manager, Ben, at BL@glide.org According to the 2017 Point in Time Count, there are still nearly 200 homeless families with children in San Francisco. In a city as wealthy as ours, there is no

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Sep-08-2017

Defend DACA: A Call to Action

A message from GLIDE’s Pastoral Team A wave of cruelty is sweeping over our country. On Tuesday the Trump Administration moved to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the immigration policy that gave “Dreamers” a fairer chance to thrive in the United States. Rightly, DACA made undocumented minors eligible for work visas and offered safety

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Aug-30-2017

Eye on the Ball: San Francisco Renter Harassment Guide

Welcome to another edition of Eye on the Ball. This week we’re bringing you another installment on tenants’ rights. We’ll cover how to deal with landlord harassment. Renters in this inflated rent market, especially those in rent-controlled apartments, all too commonly find themselves the target of landlords seeking to cash-in on the demand for housing

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Aug-23-2017

Eye on the Ball: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Unjust Eviction

Welcome to Eye on the Ball’s four-part series on renters’ rights in San Francisco. This week, we’ll talk about what to do when your landlord says, “You gotta go!” First, take a few deep breaths. You don’t have to leave just because your landlord tells you to. There are rules they have to follow and

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Aug-16-2017

It’s raw. It’s rad. It’s Radical Action Writing!

Radical Action Thursdays (RATs) are back! But because we aren’t fond of rats, we tweaked the name a bit. So what’s this whole RAW thing, anyway?

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Jun-30-2017

Eye on the Ball: How to keep housing, for you and everyone in the Tenderloin

This week, our first of many Development Without Displacement Community Workshops met in collaboration with over 80 residents and nonprofit allies. We talked about displacement and how to create a neighborhood and a city where we can all live in the neighborhoods we’ve been a part of for so long.

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May-02-2017

“You all ready to fight?”

Reverend Harry Williams talks about the Nation, our City, and Low-Income Housing On April 27, Reverend Harry Williams, representing GLIDE Memorial Church and the Tenderloin, addressed a rally on the steps of City Hall. The rally, which started at the Federal Building and numbered several hundred people, was there to urge the planning commission to

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Apr-23-2017

"The Work Is Resistance"

A conversation about Standing Rock, solidarity, and faith with GLIDE Seminary Intern Todd Whitley How has Standing Rock figured in your time here at GLIDE? The first time I preached at GLIDE I spoke about Standing Rock. I was scheduled to preach on the first day of Advent in 2016. The sermon was based on

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Mar-27-2017

Eye on the Ball: Together, we can make California a Sanctuary State!

Welcome to another edition of Eye on the Ball, where we share what’s going on and how you can join us—in a movement for justice, for the health and wellbeing of our communities, and for an equitable and inviting world for all.

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Mar-23-2017

GLIDE on the Move: A Sacramento Day of Action

Last Wednesday, GLIDE joined over a thousand Californians gathered at the state’s capitol to support the passage of SB 54, “The California Values Act.” The bill was introduced by State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León in December, and if passed, the law would extend “Sanctuary City”-style protections to the entire state, prohibiting local law enforcement agencies

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Feb-23-2017

Eye on the Ball: Where the Action Is

Welcome to another installment of Eye on the Ball. There’s so much happening these days that it can be hard to keep focused. So, we’d like to spotlight a few things going on this week of special relevance to our communities. As we all know too well, something is rotten in Denmark—(no offence, Denmark, we

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Jan-19-2017

Eye on the Ball: Places to be on Inauguration Day

Welcome to Eye on the Ball! A new series of posts and reflections from me, GLIDE’s Advocacy Manager. I’ll be doing my best to keep you informed about GLIDE’s advocacy efforts as well as matters of concern to our community more generally. I’ll also offer practical suggestions about ways you can join us, get involved

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Nov-23-2016

Check-in with Rita: What I’m Thankful For

At GLIDE, we are thankful for the community we create and nurture here. We are especially grateful for our GLIDE community as our nation’s political and social landscape is rapidly changing after the recent election. This week we sat down with our Executive Director Rita Shimmin to discuss renewed commitment to our community as we enter the bustling holiday season. This post

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Nov-18-2016

Props to Love!

A report back on key state and local propositions in November 2016 The last week-and-a-half has left us wondering about our nation’s future. Many of us are feeling loss, anger and fear. Protests and demonstrations are giving voice to genuine grief and outrage. And these feelings emanate from something even deeper: our love.

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Nov-04-2016

Why I’m voting YES on 62 and NO on 66

Editors’ Note: This week’s post, the final installment in our pre-election #PropDropFriday series, addresses the morally bereft system of capital punishment. Californians have before them two propositions concerning the death penalty, only one of which calls for its outright abolition, a choice that GLIDE endorses. As anti-death-row activist Glen Wu argues persuasively below, capital punishment is

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Oct-28-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP V

Editors’ note: As a social justice organization, GLIDE supports Proposition V, which would add a one-cent-per-ounce tax on beverages with added sugar to help reduce the health problems, such as diabetes, brought on by consuming too much sugar. We view this proposition as a social justice issue, as soda companies have historically targeted low-income communities, particularly

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Oct-21-2016

Vote NO on Props P and U: Housing Is a Human Right

Editors’ note: P and U are two of the more potentially misleading propositions that San Francisco residents will find on the November ballot. And P & U concern one of the most important issues facing residents of this city: affordable housing. P & U have been put forward by the Realtors Association with a promise of

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Oct-14-2016

Why I Am Voting NO on PROP Q

San Francisco’s Proposition Q would ban tents on the city’s sidewalks. Police and city workers would ticket tents and impound them along with all of their occupants’ possessions the next day. Right now, there’s a sense of urgency regarding homelessness, with many housed residents feeling like something needs to change. That sense of urgency may

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Oct-07-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP 63

Prop 63 closes nonsensical loopholes in California’s otherwise sensible gun laws, making us all safer and assuring California continues to lead the country in gun safety. We can be proud of the fact that California leads the nation in gun safety laws. But even so, there are numerous loopholes that leave all of us far too

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Sep-30-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP 64

Prop 64 is a significant step toward ending the second-class citizenry created by our draconian drug laws. I am a former drug-war prisoner who became politicized after experiencing the corruption, abuse of power and oppression that is systemic in the criminal “justice” system. I am tired of settling for crumbs disguised as “compromise” when it

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Sep-23-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP N

Editorial note: With the following post by GLIDE’s Theresa Calderon we continue a weekly series of opinion pieces in the run-up to Election Day November 8, discussing propositions on the ballot of particular importance to our communities. Proposition N, or the Immigrant Parent Right to Vote measure, allows San Francisco residents who are the parents,

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Sep-16-2016

Why I Am Voting YES on PROP 57

Editorial Note: As Election Day 2016 nears, we kick off a weekly series of opinion pieces on ballot propositions of particular concern to our communities. #PropDropFriday will bring you a total of eight posts in all, leading up to Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The series is designed to help you, the voter, make sense

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May-26-2016

Vote YES on Propositions C and D

Vote YES on Prop C for Affordable Housing! On June 7, bring a friend, or two or three, to vote YES on Prop C for affordable housing! If passed, Proposition C would allow San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to change affordable housing requirements for new housing projects, initially by doubling the current on-site affordable housing

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Oct-24-2014

San Francisco’s Proposition J: Into Action With The Minimum Wage at GLIDE

I’m excited to see that Proposition J, the minimum wage increase for San Francisco, is supported by the majority of people in San Francisco and is likely to pass in November. I’m excited because: Every week I talk to people who will be affected by this law, and I keep hearing their stories, like what

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Sep-15-2014

Get Ready for November

GLIDE’s mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to break the cycles of poverty and marginalization, and this November, it’s getting very real. GLIDE has advocated for positive change throughout its over fifty year history. Starting with programs like Citizen’s Alert (1965) that sought to investigate charges of police brutality and

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Oct-20-2011

Come March with Us: OccupySF

by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor I recently read a pretty jarring report in Business Insider. The article showed several graphs depicting the following information: 1. With a brief except in 1980,  unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression. 2. At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high. 3. Wages

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