Elect Democratic Socialist challenger Jackie Fielder to push SD-11 toward more representation for communities that have been excluded from the policymaking process.
Jackie Fielder was born in Long Beach and raised in Southern California. Fielder is Native American (Two Kettle Lakota and Hidatsa), Mexicana, and a queer educator and organizer. According to campaign materials, Fielder identifies as a Democratic Socialist and is running to take on the crises facing San Francisco, the country, and the planet and win back the district from corporate interests.
Fielder got her start as an educator and organizer after graduating from Stanford. She joined the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the ground. Upon her return to California, she co-founded the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition, formed to demand that the city divest its approximate $11 billion of taxpayer funds from private banks and put it into a city-owned bank that would promote community wealth building and an economy that upholds social justice and ecological sustainability. In 2018, Fielder ran the No on H campaign. Prop H was a local ballot measure proposed by the San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA) to weaken restrictions on Tasers and reduce the requirement to try de-escalation tactics before use of force. Fielder has also taught at the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
Fielder’s platform supports the Green New Deal, affordable housing for all, and addressing income inequality. Her housing plan is based on the premise that the state’s housing-affordability crisis cannot be remedied by relying on real estate developers and the private market alone. She also supports a moratorium on charter schools, making public colleges tuition-free, and statewide loan-forgiveness programs.
Fielder is endorsed by a majority of local progressive groups in the district. According to our analysis, Fielder will provide leadership for the district that works to promote the shared interests of communities that have been excluded from the policymaking process.