Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club hosts San Francisco mayoral candidates debate August 24

The Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club [RWJDC] will host a mayoral debate featuring leading Democratic candidates in the November election.

Former supervisors Bevan Dufty and Michela Alioto-Pier, state Senator Leland Yee, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, interim Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisors John Avalos and David Chiu, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting all will participate. Melissa Griffin, SF Examiner political writer and creator of the blog thesweetmelissa.com, will moderate.

The candidates will be asked to share their views on a variety of topics of interest to San Franciscans, as well as specific issues of concern to the Jewish community. RWJDC has taken the lead in opposing the recent disqualified measure to ban the practice of circumcision on minors as well as Board of Supervisors sponsored anti-Israel resolutions, which have been sympathetic toward Gaza flotilla protesters and promoted divestment of anything ‘Israel.’


The debate will take place on Wednesday, August 24 at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center’s [SFJCC] Kanbar Hall [seating capacity 500] from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. The SFJCC is located at 3200 California Street at Presidio Avenue.

This event is free and open to the public.

State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblymembers Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano; Supervisors Mark Farrell, Scott Wiener, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, David Campos and Malia Cohen, Westside Chinese Democratic Club; D2D Democratic Club; Alice B. Toklas LBGT Democratic Club; Bernal Heights Democratic Club; Richmond District Democratic Club; and Asian Pacific Democratic Club are just some of the debate’s co-sponsors.

RWJDC was founded in 1983 as a venue to raise issues of topical concern to all Democrats, but also with issues of specific concern to the San Francisco Jewish Community. The organization is chartered by the San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee.

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