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Malia Cohen Wins San Francisco District 10 Supervisor Race in Final Ranked Choice Voting
November 17, 2010
Congratulations to Malia Cohen on her incredible victory to the Board of Supervisors

San Francisco District 10 supervisor race was the most watched and most speculated on. With 21 candidates in the field and nearly every elected official and organization getting involved with endorsements or independent expenditures, no candidate emerged as the favorite in the final weeks of the election.

A combination of smart messaging and intense grassroots organizing lead her to victory after two weeks of ranked choice vote tallying.

Malia Cohen will bring intelligent, pragmatic and compassionate decision making to the Board of Supervisors during this time of economic crisis.

Alliance to Save Our Hospital Candidates Sweeps Healthcare District Elections
November 3, 2010
Congratulations to Dr. Larry Bedard, Jennifer Rienks, and Dr. Jamie Clever on your Re-Election

After years of acrimonious atmosphere surrounding governance of Marin General Hospital, the current board members and candidates have united past foes to smoothly transition Marin General from Sutter to district control. Since taking control, Alliance candidates have set up a corporate board to run the day-to-day operations of Marin General keeping politics out of hospital management.

"Bedard, Clever and Rienks have help bring stability to the district board. Progress, pragmatism and public service have guided recent decisions that for many years were tainted by bitter politics." - Marin IJ

With such qualified leadership, there is no doubt Marin General will become a State of the Art community hospital serving all of Marin

JKW Political Consulting Wins 2009 Pollie Award
March 30, 2009
JKW Political Consulting is honored to receive a Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants.

The Pollie Awards recognizes work in the newspaper, direct mail, phones, internet, fund raising, radio, television, and student categories. The Pollies are the most prestigious awards in the political campaign and public affairs industry. It recognizes the best in the business in over 100 political campaigns and public affairs categories. The Pollie Awards, presented by the American Association of Political Consultants, are the official awards of the industry and are considered “The Oscars” of political media.

Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. The AAPC began presenting the Pollie Awards in 1993.

Proposition V - Save JROTC Passes with Over 179,000 Votes
December 4, 2008
Congratulations to YES on Proposition V – Save Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) Campaign. Not only did we exceed all expectations in June by submitting over 13,500 signatures to place Prop. V on the ballot, we successfully passed our initiative with over 179,000 voted - 54.5% of the electorate. The campaign is honored to have received the endorsement of diverse members of the community, numerous organizations, and the majority of local elected officials. This win is monumental considering it is the first time in recent history that San Franciscans have supported a program with a military connection.

The campaign strategy aimed to generate local and national coverage for Prop. V by highlighting the value of the JROTC program for its students and their families. An extensive public outreach campaign was launched to protect the students’ rights to participate in the program, after the SF Board of Education voted to eliminate it on political grounds. Our efforts included a viral campaign using Web 2.0 technology, while Facebook and other social networking sites were utilized extensively to organize. Blogs, online news comments, and forums allowed supporters to steer public discourse.

Thanks to everyone who supported JROTC as a choice for our students.

Congratulations Sharon Jackson and Dr. Hank Simmonds
November 5, 2008
Congratulations to Sharon Jackson and Dr. Hank Simmonds on their election to the Marin Healthcare District Board (MHDB).

The campaign was able to mobilize the community, as well as the doctors and nurses of Marin General Hospital, by creating a positive message and building consensus. While the press predicted a loss, we successfully elected both candidates to the MHDB. The effort was so successful we were able to oust Dr. Ramirez from the incumbency.

Along with Dr. Clever and Dr. Bedard, who were successfully elected in 2006, the Alliance to Save Our Hospital now has a four member majority on the five-person board. This will allow the MHDB to finally work together to successfully transition Marin General from Sutter Health management to an independent community hospital.

Support our Troops, Support Project Homecoming
October 24, 2008
We are proud to partner with Project Homecoming in their efforts to bring fallen soldiers home.

Freedom and liberty were fought for with the life and blood of our soldiers. Though they had no illusions of their chances for survival, there is an unspoken promise that we would do our utmost to bring them back home to their families and friends. "No One Left Behind" is more than a slogan; it is the principle that each soldier's sacrifice is significant and should not be forgotten.

While there are still over 100,000 soldiers unaccounted from numerous wars, the government brings home the remains of less than 100 MIA’s per year. Some remains have been left in foreign lands for decades. It is time we lived up to our promise and bring them home.

We have recently made great headway in our efforts to reach Congressional Representatives and veterans’ organizations. Support for Project Homecoming is continuing to grow.