True to the San Francisco Mime Troupe's larger than life street theater traditions, here are a few snapshots of props I have made for their Fall Youth Theater Project Production:
This year's mayoral election is supposed to be a "cakewalk" for incumbent SF mayor Ed Lee. Luckily for grassroots democracy, a historic coalition has been built of three challenging candidates: Amy Farah Weiss, Francisco Herrera and Stuart "Broke Ass" Schuffman. They have joined together to try and use the rank-choice voting system to get Ed Lee out of office, saying essentially "We don't care what order you put us in, just don't vote for Lee." Criticisms of Ed Lee include the rampant corruption and "pay to play" politics going on in City Hall, his reckless and seemingly unending support for developers and tech companies over workers and vulnerable San Franciscans, and also his completely inadequate response to the housing crisis he is largely responsible for. My favorite challenging candidate is Amy Weiss, who hails from my native Haight Ashbury district and has a strong background in environmental justice and community organizing. She has all kinds of innovative, pro-worker and still pro-business solutions to the challenges San Francisco is facing.
Recently the 1,2,3 campaign made an urgent call out to artists to create large, noticeable signs for upcoming events. Unlike the mayor, they are not being backed by large tech companies like Airbnb, but they do have people power! Here was my contribution:
Remember to vote by november 3rd!