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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 17

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Tami Bryant

Youth Employment Coordinator
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To register and turn out Democratic voters locally and nationally. We must win back the White House.
  • To promote affordable housing and compassionately ending homelessness with my endorsements and community advocacy.
  • Ending the racial inequities that are still so prominent in employment, housing, education, the criminal justice system, and the health care system.

Experience

Biography

After having the honor of being appointed to Mayor London Breed's seat on the DCCC, and having the privilege of representing the people of San Francisco, and beyond, I decided to run as a candidate so that I can continue to serve the community as your voice. I have long participated in the DCCC as a member of the public, and that will always motivate me to remain authentic, and accountable.

I was born in Chicago, and lived in Baltimore, and Washington, DC, before moving to San Francisco at the age of ten. When my mother moved here with my brother and I, she was a young lesbian, single mom, who moved to San Francisco to live her life in a community that would be more accepting. Our first home was in Noe Valley, something almost unimaginable now for a single mom with today's cost of living. She was an activist, and raised us to fight for civil rights, peace, and social justice, which really shaped how I view the world. I graduated from Opportunity II High. In my senior year, I lost dozens of classmates in the Jonestown tragedy, which was a pivotal life experience, and has never left me. During my teen years we also lived in Bernal Heights, the Mission, and the Lower Haight, before settling in the Fillmore, where my mom and I still live to this day. 

I raised my three children in the Fillmore, as a former long time welfare mom. I always had part time jobs, and finally went from "welfare-to-work" personally, and eventually, started working in social services myself, where I was once a client. My children and I are all SFUSD alum. I earned my Bachelors degree from the University of San Francisco late in life, and now work coordinating employment services for San Francisco youth. 

I have always been active in different movements for social justice. From advocating for peace, to fighting racism, to immigrant rights, to ending the street violence that has claimed so many young lives in our City, to labor. I have been an SEIU member for eighteen years, and am currently a steward, regularly assisting my coworkers. 

On the DCCC, I plan to advocate for these issues, and to support candidates, and legislation that will benefit the most vulnerable among us, and to work hard to win back the White House in 2020.

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Mayor London Breed
  • Board of Equalization Chair Malia Cohen
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • BART Board President Lateefah Simon
  • Ca. State Treasurer Fiona Ma

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