Social Media Storm:
April 15, 2020
About 700 people remain in San Francisco’s jails, many of whom are imprisoned in the decrepit and earthquake-unsafe CJ4 at 850 Bryant St. With toxic fumes, flooding & sewage, being in jail right now with the COVID pandemic is a death sentence.
Sandra Lee Fewer introduced an ordinance that would shut down 850 Bryant permanently. Supervisors Haney, Walton and Ronen co-sponsor the ordinance and on 4/14 Supervisors Preston, Peskin, & Mar have signed on.
Supervisors (especially Yee & Mandelman) need to hear us: VOTE YES on Fewer’s ordinance now!
Help us STORM SF’s SUPERVISORS
to VOTE YES to Shut Down 850 Bryant
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th
By taking the following actions:
1. Email Supervisors:
Suggested Subject for email: Vote Yes on Fewer’s ordinance to Shut Down 850
Dear Supervisor _________,
I am a ____ [resident/student/worker] _______ in San Francisco’s _____ neighborhood. I urge you to support Supervisor Fewer’s ordinance to close 850 Bryant St. Closing 850 Bryant and stopping out-of-county transfers to Santa Rita are essential steps in caring for and protecting all SF residents, especially the poor, the houseless, LGBTQI people, immigrants, and people of color, and especially in this grave time of the COVID crisis. The closure will also save our city an estimated $25 million per year, which is better spent on community resources we are in dire need of: housing, healthcare, meaningful employment, access to healthy food, mental health and substance use treatment. With the jail population currently below 800, the City is already more than 200 people below the target number of 1,044 required by this legislation. It is beyond time we shutter the jail at 850 Bryant for good. Vote yes on Supervisor Fewer’s ordinance to shut down 850 Bryant now.
Org and/or Address
Email Addresses: (**Priority targets)
City Leaders who have not yet supported Fewer’s ordinance:
- Norman Yee**: Norman.Yee@sfgov.org
- Rafael Mandelman**: MandelmanStaff@sfgov.org
- Ahsha Safai: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine Stefani: Catherine.Stefani@sfgov.org
- Mayor London Breed: MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org
Supervisors that have supported the Ordinance thus far: (Who you can thank!)
- Gordon Mar (signed on during 4/14 Introduction): Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org
- Aaron Peskin (signed on during 4/14 Introduction): Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org
- Dean Preston (supporter): Dean.Preston@sfgov.org
- Matt Haney (co-sponsor): Matt.Haney@sfgov.org
- Hillary Ronen (co-sponsor): Hillary.Ronen@sfgov.org
- Shamann Walton (co-sponsor): Shamann.Walton@sfgov.org
- Sandra Lee Fewer (sponsor): Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org
2. Make a Sign, Picture or Video & Post to your Social Media Accounts
Help us create a visible presence! Post to Instragram (wall & stories), Facebook (Status & Stories) & Twitter urging the Board of Supervisors to pass Fewer’s ordinance to shut down 850 Bryant.
Make sure to TAG the Supervisors & the coalition in your posts, and use some of the HASHTAGS listed below!
Options for pictures to post:
- Selfie of you holding a sign that you make
- Uplift voices from inside SF’s jails by reposting one of our Testimonial Tiles; add the suggested tags for Supervisors with our recommended hashtags in your caption
- Print out our printable sample signs to pose with for your selfie (click on the flyer below to open)
Include Tags for Supervisors & Tag the Coalition
Check out these sample tweets you can copy & paste for Twitter here!
Include hashtags to improve our collective visibility and demands!
3. Call the Supervisors & Leave a Message
Most offices are closed due to “Shelter in Place,” but one way we can still build pressure on the Supervisors is to call them and leave message!
Mandelman: (415) 554-6968
Yee: (415) 554-6516
Stefani: (415) 554-7752
Safai: (415) 554-6975
“Hi Supervisor __________. My name is __________ and I am a __[student/worker/resident]__ in San Francisco’s ________ neighborhood. I urge you to support Fewer’s ordinance to close 850 Bryant. This ordinance is an essential step in caring for and protecting all SF residents, especially the poor, the houseless, LGBTQI people, immigrants, and people of color and especially in this grave time of the COVID crisis. As a city leader, you have an opportunity to close down seismically unsafe 850 Bryant, and invest in the vital community resources we need like housing, re-entry, and mental and medical health programs, for all of the residents of our city. Please vote yes on Supervisor Fewer’s ordinance to shut down 850 Bryant now. Thank you.”
4. Spread the Word & Get your Friends & Communities to Join us!
Can you challenge at least 5 other people in SF to join us in action?
Help Spread the STORM by encouraging your friends, family, co-workers, organizations and communities to participate!
Downloadable pdf of our online Instructions Flyer here