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SHAUN HAINES 力是亮 
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Like you, I’m fighting for a better future, for my family, the community and for the health of our human society.  Together, I have fought with you for justice and progress in matters of; social justice, human rights, civil rights, open government, public health and safety, homeless services, worker rights and workforce development, community heritage, and preservation.


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PRIORITIES EXPERIENCE PRESS 

December 2018 Newsletter

Fighting HIV

Growing up in San Francisco, HIV/AIDS made a lasting impact on my life as a gay black man. I grew up in an era long before PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, an effective treatment-as-prevention option for men who have sex with men.). I grew up in the era of Pedro Zamora and movies like Philadelphia. This era was horrifying and left me with many doubts about my life expectancy as a gay black man. As a closeted 14-year-old, my view of being a gay man in San Francisco was colored with visions of death and illness. An entire generation of gay men in major cities like San Francisco and New York were dead or dying.

The United States government and our political leadership at the time did nothing to even acknowledge, let alone address, the epidemic. Officials initially coined the disease “Gay Related Immune Disease” or GRID, and the world left us to die. I grew up assuming my life would end like that of the generation that came before me — outcast and without support.

 

As I grew up, I attended my first San Francisco Pride after being kicked out of the family house. I saw what our community was really like: resilient and strong despite overwhelming oppression, which gave rise to generations of LGBT activists and allies. As it became apparent that activism runs deep in my blood, my first efforts were to fight the spread of HIV by educating and organizing the African-American community so that they know that someone who looked like them, cared.

Over the last many years, I became an African-American face in the fight against HIV/AIDS because there were no such examples in my youth. I stand in support of my brothers and sisters because HIV/AIDS is still a major issue in communities of color (African American and Latino) which have HIV acquisition and transmission rates that higher than other ethnic communities. I work actively to educate and bring resources into our communities to do my part to end this disease.

I am proud of nearly a decade of service in various capacities through San Francisco AIDS Foundation as a veteran AIDS/LifeCycle rider, Seismic Challenge rider, Surf City AIDS Ride rider and spokesperson with the Center for Disease Control through their program Testing Makes Us Stronger. I am happy to promote the work of Bridge HIV, Strut, Magnet, and many other local organizations that support our community in preventing the spread of and treating this disease. I look forward to the day when we have a cure, when none of us live in fear or stigma, and when none of us lack access to resources such as PrEP.


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What I’m working On

To become involved in making a difference.

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Believe we can connect on issues important to San Franciscans?

Let’s work together. 

Born and Raise, Here to Stay

 

Community Announcements 

This is HUGE!

 

I am proud of a successful dialogue between myself and the San Francisco Department of Elections outreach team.

 

If you are homeless YOU CAN VOTE and now we have a tool to help us better communicate that right to thousands of homeless and traditionally houses individuals who are eligible.

 

A part of my community outreach efforts through 2020 will be focused on this initiative to engage our homeless community here in SF and beyond to know their rights.

 

This is how we win against 45 and how we turn our #BlueWave into a Tsunami.
 


Please beware:

My dear friends at SF Women’s March alerted me to fake event pages.

I look forward to continuing to support our event by again volunteering as a safety ambassador.
 

“Fake events for Philadelphia and Chicago received more than 10,000 RSVPs; the event posted for Seattle picked up more than 20,000.” The real REAL /OFFICIAL WMSF March & Rally is on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Past Community Events

Take a look at what's happening in our city.

Chronological videos from public events. 

 

To become involved in making a difference.

 
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In Local News

Full Story Here: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (10/9)- The LGBTQ Credit Union Coalition has been established in San Francisco, California with its mission to, “To advance the creation of fair & equal financial services-including culturally competent service and targeted financial products--which can enable LGBTQ consumers, businesses, their communities obtain and maintain their economic independence, security, and vitality....”
 

Full Story Here: WASHINGTON D.C. (10/4)- One day before the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to turn over investigative information regarding Supreme Court of the United States nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh

Full Story Here: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (8/3)-On Labor Day, labor unions gathered in solidarity with hotel workers calling for an increase in wages for hotel workers. The hotel workers protest was organized by the San Francisco Labor Council and UNITE HERE!Unite Here! Local 2initially outside the San Francisco Marriott Marquis but quickly moved up to Union Square, San Francisco and covered The Westin St. Francis, covering the cable car tracks, along Geary.
 

Full Story Here: WASHINGTON D.C. (8/7)- According to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, “Today, August 7th, is the last day to submit public comments about the proposed content in the 2020 U.S. Census. This spring, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross added a citizenship question to the Census, which will likely deter immigrant communities across the country from taking part in the count. Join me in telling the Trump administration NO to the citizenship question...” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and civil rights leaders echoed that sentiment and urge Californians to submit public comments in opposition to the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.

Let's Stay Connected

Keeping up with my 2016 DCCC campaign promises, 2017 was a lot of focused work staging our success for 2018. 2018 is shaping up to be another community centered year, for me. I will be focusing a lot of time on coalition building around common social justice concerns, health impacts to communities of color, working with allies in helping to create a pipeline out of homelessness, organizing learning and community leadership opportunities -- inviting you to become engaged in making our world a better place. I hope you will join me!
 

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I am an Associate Member of our San Francisco Democratic Party (DCCC – Democratic Central Countee Committee), a former Delegate of our California State Democratic Committee, Founder and President San Francisco Black Community Matters – A Chartered San Francisco Democratic Club, founder and Executive Director of San Francisco Impact Partners – an organization focused on issues concerning poverty and homelessness.   

Because I have been dedicated to positively affecting our community in various positions of civic engagement and leadership. I have learned the importance of working collaboratively with diverse groups on many key issues affecting San Franciscans.







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