Last hearing to come out and speak out agianst the pioneer statue! Tell the Board of Appeals how we want this racist statue taken down now!!!
IF you cant come please email the Board of Appeals at [email protected]
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Get your emails to the Board of Appeals before September 7th so that they will be included in the agenda packet (and just maybe, the Board members will read them!).
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Email the San Francisco Board of Appeals at boardofappeals.sfgov.org
Here is a template:
Subject Line: Remove the Pioneer Monument and Stop Upholding Manifest Injustice!
I am writing to request that the appeal for the Pioneer Monument is denied and that the white supremacist statue is removed.
1) SFAC did not have to obtain a permit to remove the statue, therefore the Board of Appeals has no jurisdiction over this issue and violates the SFAC's Charter Authority by upholding the appeal;
2) To leave the statue in such a prominent place continues to perpetuate the manifest injustice that indigenous people and people of color have experienced at the hands of colonization and white supremacy — it is the responsibility of government to make decisions that do not cause harm to it's citizens. By upholding the appeal you are directly responsible for perpetuating trauma against indigenous people.
3) Two City commissions, the Human Rights Commission, the late Mayor Ed Lee, the former Mayor Mark Farrell, current Mayor London Breed and all the elected members of the Board of Supervisors, who represent EVERY voting citizen of San Francisco, have gone on record to support the removal of this monument that does nothing more than glorify genocide and the near annihilation of the California indigenous population.
I am also requesting that my personal information is redacted in the event of an information disclosure request.