GLIDE Advocacy: people power

an Initiative of GLIDE's Center for Social Justice




What's going on

People are standing up, speaking out, getting together and fighting back against a social (dis)order motivated by greed and division, and all the extreme inequality and brutality such a disorder entails. People are fighting for something far different, and wholly within reach of our imaginations as well as our collective efforts and resources: a more equitable, just and peaceful world in which no one is forced to live in want and fear.


Where the action is

Join in seeking justice for all, bringing resources to those who need them, and empowering our community. For immigration and other resources click here. For more information about GLIDE's Advocacy efforts or to learn how you can be involved, contact Advocacy Manager Ben Lintschinger at


Following are upcoming events, including those happening at and/or with GLIDE and partnering organizations.



Tenderloin Solidarity: Monthly, on the Fourth Monday. Tenderloin Residents + Allies community meeting taking on national issues locally. Participatory decision-making and action (community events and activism). 4:00 pm in Freedom Hall (330 Ellis St). Optional steering committee meets biweekly.  GLIDE SPONSORED  For more information and to RSVP contact Lauren Small at  
Tenderloin Votes: Thursday Evenings. Tenderloin Residents + Allies community meeting. TL Votes operates year-round, emphasizing civic participation and focusing on voter education/mobilization. Activities include leadership development, community building, and local activism. 5:00 - 7:00 pm, 234 Hyde Street, SF. Dinner served.  GLIDE SPONSORED  For more information contact Ben Lintschinger at
Radical Action Thursdays/Fridays: GLIDE Volunteers and program guests discuss current political issues and write to elected officials. Various times from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at 330 Ellis St., SF.  GLIDE SPONSORED  For more information contact or sign up for any Thursday volunteer shift at
GLIDE Mural Project: Wednesdays, April 19 - May 31. Learn the art of muralism with veteran mural artist Amos Gregory. This community empowerment series is a pilot project that may be extended. Participants can join at any point along the way. 4:00 - 6:00 pm, in Freedom Hall, 330 Ellis St., SF. Dinner served afterwards. Volunteer opportunities.  GLIDE SPONSORED  For more information contact Ben Lintschinger at
Defend Our Healthcare Resistance Phonebanks: Wednesdays, May 24, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, SEIU 1021 and Bay Resistance is sponsoring a phone bank to call voters in western states who are represented by Republicans who have or may support healthcare repeal. RSVP here.



Sat, May 27: Discussion and postcard-writing action: Immigration for Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity hosts a discussion about immigration and social justice followed by postcard-writing on behalf of just immigration policy. 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Community Room, Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore St. at Turk St. For more info, email 


Thurs, June 1: Elizabeth Warren at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - a conversation with Se. Elizabeth Wareen and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid, part of an all-day gathering for Joyous Persistence, positive actioins and impactful organizing in defiance of the current administration, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., SF. Tickets begin at $100. 


Sat, June 3: Tenants Convention in D8: Castro, Noe, Duboce. Hosted by Housing Rights Committee of SF, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., SF.


Sat, June 3: Swing District Resistance Canvass for Affordable Healthcare, free buses from SF and Oakland to Modesto to canvass on behalf of affordable healthcare. Organized by Bay Resistance. Box lunch provided. 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in Modesto; buses leave at 9:00 am and return by 5:30 pm. RSVP required.


Weds, June 28 and Sat, July 1: We Won't Go Quietly: Speak Out! Push Back! Be Heard! a community gathering to shape the future of the Tenderloin, sponsored by TL Development w/o Displacement and Market Street for the Masses Coalition. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at the TL office of "826 Valencia," 180 Golden Gate Ave., SF. Lunch will be served at the close of the meeting.  GLIDE SPONSORED 



What we do

We work with the people in our many communities to advocate for:


Housing Initiatives
Affordable/supportive housing
Protections for the vulnerably housed 
Exits to homelessness


Economic Justice

Fair wages and benefits

Affordable medical and childcare

Improved basic-needs programs

Progressive taxes


Legal Protections

Protection from discrimination

Protection of violence/harassment

Especially those most targeted by the criminal justice system 


Power to the People

Empowerment of all people 

Especially those excluded from power


GLIDE mobilizes for the rights and needs of all people, especially those most in-need and all too often marginalized, criminalized and brutalized. Our commitment to social justice is the bedrock of everything we do, and we need your help!




On immigration issues


SF HOTLINE in case of ICE raids: Call (415) 200-1548 in case of ICE activity to activate a community-based rapid response network through SFILEN - San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network and SFILDC - San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaboration. Language support in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese; legal defense and community volunteers ready to show up and support.


If ICE comes to your door (Spanish)


If ICE comes to your door (English)


Know Your Rights (National Immigration Law Center)


Know Your Rights - Stops and Arrests (American Civil Liberties Union)


Immigrant Rights under a Trump Administration (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)


Post-Election Talking Points and Resources (ILRC)


Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (100 Days of Justice)


Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)


GLIDE's Unconditional Legal Clinic


Santuary info - (Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity)



On movement building


Make Congress listen (The Indivisible Guide)



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