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2009 Election Endorsements

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Here's how everyone wants you to vote in San Francisco's November 2009 election. Many endorsers have no opinion and don't want you to vote at all. In general, when they do have an opinion, they want …

Here's how everyone wants you to vote in San Francisco's November 2009 election. Many endorsers have no opinion and don't want you to vote at all. In general, when they do have an opinion, they want you to vote yes -- but that doesn't mean that you should. We found that a recommendation to vote "yes" is correlated with being impartial; and that more exhaustive sources are less likely to recommend a "yes." So what should you do? Find a few organizations that you trust and follow their lead. Or don't vote at all.

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  • 1. The SF Appeal’s Guide to Everyone Else’s Guides, November 2009 sfappeal.com All Endorsers Counted 100 75 50 25 0 A B C D E Yes Blank No Only Endorsers of >2 Counted 100 75 50 25 0 A B C D E Yes Blank No The more measures you endorse, the less you endorse “yes” 5.00 3.75 2.50 1.25 0 A B C D E Yes::No with Everyone Yes::No with only Endorsers of >2 Measures
  • 2. The SF Appeal’s Guide to Everyone Else’s Guides, November 2009 sfappeal.com Endorser Info A B C D E Amend Don’t require Edit More mid- Fewer ads, Charter Supes have 2 Candlestick Market signs fewer Muni provisions aides Park naming shelters Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club LGBT club yes yes no Assemblymember Ammiano no no yes Assemblymember Ma Bay Area Reporter yes no yes yes no Beyond Chron Didn’t feel this election was significant. Bldg Inspection Comm. Walker yes CAC Real Estate Mgmt Office and retail property management yes Citizens for a Better SF Offshoot of Republican Party no yes yes no Cushman & Wakefield Large real estate co yes District Attorney Harris yes Gavin Newsom Grinning Jackanape yes yes yes Greg Dewar N Judah Chronicles no yes no no Harsch Investment Corp Large real estate co yes Harvey Milk Democratic Club LGBT club yes yes yes League of Young Voters Voting info for youfs. yes yes no no Market Street Association Promotes rehab of Market St yes Neighborhood Parks Council Advocates for parks yes Plan C Moderate politics. yes no yes yes no San Francisco Beautiful Wants to keep SF “beautiful” no no yes San Francisco Chronicle Keep on keepin’ on yes yes yes no no San Francisco Parks Trust Advocates for parks yes San Francisco Tomorrow Advocates for environment, livability yes no Senator Leno no Senator Yee yes SF Bay Guardian Didn’t put guide online, WTF yes yes no no yes SF Chamber of Commerce yes no yes yes no SF Democratic Party yes yes yes yes yes SF Green Party yes yes no no yes SF Republican Party Yes there is one yes no yes yes SF Weekly Opposed to everything & everyone SF Women’s Political Committee yes yes no yes yes SF Young Republicans Possibly an elaborate joke no yes yes yes Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter SPUR Extraordinarily trustworthy yes yes yes no Streetsblog Might do a voter guide next year. Sup Alioto-Pier no yes yes yes Sup Ammiano yes Sup Avalos yes no yes Sup Campos yes yes yes Sup Chiu yes yes yes yes Sup Chu no no yes Sup Daly no yes no yes Sup Dufty yes yes yes yes Sup Elsbernd no no yes yes Sup Katz Sup from 1996-2001 yes Sup Mar yes no yes Sup Maxwell yes yes yes yes Sup McGoldrick yes yes Sup Mikarimi yes yes yes yes Sup Peskin yes yes Sup Sandoval yes Terence Faulkner Kooky Republican no Treasurer Jose Cisneros yes Warfield Theater yes

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