Friday, June 6, 2008

Victoria Wulsin

Hey everyone. For June we're going back to supporting awesome progressive challengers running against particularly evil conservative incumbents. In June we're raising money for Victoria Wulsin. Get your advance tickets here. Find out more about Victoria here. Victoria's running against Jean "I love what we've done in Iraq" Schmidt. Schmidt is famous for calling war hero John Murtha a coward.

Come on out June 21 at 7pm and show your support.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Well, we did it - all of us: We saved rent control!

Proposition 98 failed spectacularly - 61% to 39%. At the same time, Proposition 99, real Eminent Domain reform, passed handily - 62% to 38%.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief - for once the reactionaries who put regressive and discriminatory initiatives on the California ballot did not get their way.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who pays rent in San Francisco, to everyone who attended the March, April, and May Progressive Readings, and to all our wonderful readers. Thanks, too, to George Nixon and Ellen Gould for their contributions to the cause, and to our volunteers, who make these events run so smoothly.

Check back here for announcements about the June 21 Progressive Reading, featuring Eileen Myles, Andrew Sean Greer, ZZ Packer, Helena Echlin, Lorelei Lee, and of course the Progressive Reading Series All-Star Minstrels!