The Huffington Post did a story today on San Francisco Young Republicans and their struggles in San Francisco life, work and politics. I had a few friends get quoted in the article with varying experiences and point of views. As the Huffington Post is typically a far left leaning organization, I was surprised they would do such a positive piece on the San Francisco Young Republicans but happy they did..
Here are a few tidbits from the article:
Catherine Carr – SFYR Membership Director
Carr, the group’s membership director, said he has witnessed this firsthand.
“After my sister went to law school at [U.C.] Hastings, she was interviewing with a local firm,” she recalled. Carr said her sister received a letter from the firm thanking her for her application, but stating that her “noted involvement with the Nob Hill Republican Women’s Club was in direct opposition to the values and culture of the firm.” She was turned down for the job.
“I couldn’t believe they would put that in writing,” she said.
Matthew Del Carlo – SFYR President
“Gavin Newsom? That guy’s a bum,” he said. “Here he is mayor, shaping the direction of the city. Then when he needs to raise a family, he moves to Marin. You’re an elected official and you don’t even want to keep your own kids here? Shame on you.”
Leaving is not an option, on the other hand, for many young members of the San Francisco GOP.
“I may not agree with some of the people who live here, but San Francisco is a jewel,” Del Carlo said. “My family has been here for generations because it really is the greatest city in the world, and I’m not giving up on it. It just deserves better.”
The article also showcased our very own Jason Clark, a candidate for assembly in San Francisco who is taking on an established Democrat in Tom Ammiano.