Welcome to SDA

We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely.

Get involved! Click here to sign up for email updates or our bi-monthly newsletter

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Support Disabled People & Seniors Through the Crisis of Fires & Power Outages

Power outages are challenging for many people, but for some disabled people, they are life-threatening. Ventilators and CPAP machines enable people to breathe. Medicines require refrigeration. Many wheelchairs and other mobility devices, medical beds, lifts, and so many other critical assistive devices require power. Disabled people who were left to fend for themselves in the recent power outages have already died. A shocking lack of support by PG&E to ensure the safety of disabled people and seniors inspired a grassroots group of disability activists and allies to take action. Through the #PowerToLive Campaign, they are providing mutual aid and support, connecting those who need help with funding and volunteers. SDA is serving as fiscal sponsor for this all-volunteer group. Please donate, and your donation will be used for solar generators, hotel vouchers, air filters, and other equipment for people whose lives depend on it.

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Vote on or before November 5!

A: Yes        Housing Bond that includes senior housing, housing for very low-income people, and much more.

B: Yes        Adds disability to the name of the Department of Aging & Adult Services so that people with disabilities know they are seen & welcomed.

C: No         Juul-funded (Big Tobacco) initiative to allow more vaping, harming youth & others with nicotine products. Also pre-empts future action by Board of Supervisors.

D: Yes        Taxes Uber & Lyft rides to reduce congestion and fund buses, accessible transit, & pedestrian safety.

E: Yes        Makes it easier to build 100% affordable housing and housing for educators.

F: Yes        Limits campaign contributions and requires disclosures from companies, including developers and others with an interest in city decisions.

Get involved with speaking at senior centers, calling seniors, and/or getting out the vote! To get involved or find out more: (415) 546-1333 or info@sdaction.org

Click here for a printable version of SDA’s Recommendations on the ballot initiatives!

You can register to vote until October 21, and you can sign up to vote by mail until October 29. Vote early at City Hall (opens October 7) or at SFSU (opens November 2), or go to your polling place on November 5 between 7 am and 8 pm. For accessible voting, you can vote at home and then print your ballot, or use an accessible ballot-marking device at a polling place. If you have questions or need any help, please contact the SF Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or sfvote@sfgov.org.
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Trainings on Disability and Ableism

SDA is now offering Disability and Ableism training for community organizations, unions, government agencies, and businesses. Priced on a sliding scale, we offer a half-day or full day professional development opportunity for staff, board members, or volunteers to learn or refresh knowledge of systems that oppress people with disabilities. Through interactive presentations, role play, and games, this training includes disability history, cultural competency, ableism, useful communication skills, and more. One of the main goals is to explore our own experiences and views of disability. We hope to provoke deep conversation and create space for personal reflection, thereby giving you the skills to better serve your communities. For more information, please contact Jessica at 415-546-1333, jessica@sdaction.org.

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SDA’s Priorities for 2019

Secure more deeply affordable housing (for people living on very low income, like SSI or Social Security).

Expand mental health services in San Francisco.

And SRO tenants are working to stop speculation and displacement! Click here for a video created by SDA and People Power Media.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

GENERAL MEETING:
2nd Thursday of each month, 10 am – 12 pm
Doors open at 9 am, $2 lunch at 12 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary
For more info, call 415-546-1333

HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM (HAT) MEETING
2nd Tuesday of each month, 11 am – 1 pm
Independent Living Resource Center, 825 Howard Street
For more info, call Ligia at 415-546-1333 or email ligia@sdaction.org

HOUSING COLLABORATIVE MEETING
3rd Wednesday of each month, 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: SDA office, 1360 Mission St. #400
For more info, call Tony or Theresa at 415-546-1333

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Contact us!

(415) 546-1333
info@sdaction.org
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(on Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets)

Get involved! Click here to sign up for email updates or our monthly newsletter.

Click here for SDA’s 2018 Year in Review.

Senior and Disability Action is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID # is 94-3213120 and donations are tax-deductible.

We mobilize and educate seniors and people with disabilities to fight for individual rights and social justice. Through individual support and collective action, we work together to create a city and world in which seniors and people with disabilities can live well and safely.

Check out our video on Community Organizing in the Disability Rights Movement, produced in collaboration with ILRCSF.