Brownie Mary Democratic Club - (415) 956-9927 -

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
(Normally Meetings are 2nd Thursday of Each Month.)
847 Howard Street, San Francisco


The April meeting was cancelled by the Green Door, so we did not elect new officers.

This will carry over now to the May meeting, and we will also be voting on endorsements for the June Primary, which takes place on June 7th.

REMEMBER, ONLY BMDC CANDIDATES IN GOOD STANDING ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE FOR OFFICERS AND ENDORSEMENTS. It is time to renew your membership. Please remember to bring your $20 check or cash to the meeting, or mail it to: 926 Powell Street #31, San Francisco, CA 94108. We need your participation and support to continue!

Actually, after emailing every local candidate -- NEARLY 80 EMAILS -- we have had a very disappointing response. We are the only club making cannabis friendly endorsements! Our supporters count on the BMDC.

If you know any of the local candidates, please encourage them to respond to our 2016 candidate questionnaire (Download PDF). You can also send emails and questionnaires to the local candidates, which are listed on the Department of Elections link (see below).

June 7th Primary:
Party-nominated offices
President of the United States
Party committees
County Central Committee
Voter-nominated offices
United States Senator
United States Representative in Congress, Districts 12 and 14
State Senator, District 11
Member of the State Assembly, Districts 17 and 19
Nonpartisan offices (local)
Judges of the Superior Court
State and local ballot measures

in the June 7, 2016 Election | Department of Elections

As always, you are welcome to bring drinks and treats to share.

BMDC is an open forum for new ideas, and we welcome lively discussions and feedback at the meetings.
If you wish to be a speaker, please contact us to go on schedule.

The purpose of this club shall be to advocate for the advancement of the medical use of cannabis and to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and an end to the War on Drugs. The club will seek to increase participation in the Democratic Party by medical marijuana and law reform advocates thereby providing a constructive role for them in Democratic politics as well as contributing to Party leadership and responsibility; promoting harmony within the Party; supporting the Party platform, and assisting in the selection of Democratic candidates.
                ~ from the Bylaws of our Club

As many of you are aware, the State of California is at a crossroads in the development of its future marijuana policies, both medical and recreational, and although polls have shown strong public support for the reform of cannabis laws, there remains a very limited amount of grassroots community participation in the process. Therefore, the time is now to organize politically in order to help shepherd in a new era of rational & innovative cannabis policies in our great State of California.

Locally there is a void in the representation of the pro-medical cannabis & cannabis legalization forces in San Francisco city government. Jennifer Nicoletto, Penny deVries, and I undertook the effort to create the Brownie Mary Democratic club to address these issues directly and to galvanize supporters of cannabis locally and throughout the State.

These are the early days for our new chapter. Your willingness to join and participation in furthering the club's agenda is extremely important as progress will only be made through a collective effort. Thank you for your participation and support!

                ~ Brendan Hallinan, President, San Francisco Chapter

Please Click Here for information on Mary Jane Rathbun aka "Brownie Mary," an inspirational and brave woman who blazed the trail in the fight for safe access to medical cannabis right here in San Francisco.

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