2021 Year in Review

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Advocacy Agenda Accomplishments

SDA chose three main campaigns to focus on in 2021.

The Free Wifi campaign was launched with videos, a powerful rally at AT&T’s downtown store, #ActionTuesdays in November visiting different AT&T stores, and a petition signed by hundreds of people.

Rental Subsidies: Through organizing, SDA secured an additional $1 million for portable senior & disability rental subsidies, and San Francisco was granted $50 million from the state for Senior Operating Subsidies.

Vaccine Equity: As a result of considerable advocacy from disability groups, the state moved up the eligibility date and improved its plans to offer vaccines for people with disabilities.

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New to SDA!

Regina Lynne, SDA’s new Mutual Aid Organizer, with a focus on East Bay Organizing, pictured here at the home care rally in Oakland, in June.
Bisma Farzansyed, SDA’s new Digital Organizer, who launched SDUs on Social Media Advocacy, pictured here at the Free Wifi action in October
Yesi Koopman, Housing Organizer with a focus on SRO hotels, with members at an action demanding the elevator be fixed at the Cadillac Hotel (left). After several weeks of being broken, our organizing got it fixed!
Also New!Peer Advocates, including Tagalog speakers and East Bay members Mission Transit Justice Group formed.


  • #ToxicConservatorship Forum & Rally Against Conservatorship, showing how concerns about Britney Spears’ conservatorship apply to thousands of other people
  • #CareCantWait rallies for home & community-based services with community partners
  • Hybrid Senior & Disability Survival School at Downtown Senior Center in Russian & English Passage of Shared Spaces legislation with disability access protections
  • Advocacy for better mental health services in Oakland’s city budget
  • Senior & Disability University classes on Social Media Advocacy in SF & East Bay Disability Book Reading with Emily Ladau, author of Demystifying Disability
  • Care Rationing Forum to highlight the resurgence of COVID & care rationing in fall 2021 First-ever Wheelchair Repair Clinic

SDA by the numbers

  • 288 people signed the Free Wifi petition
  • 22 mentions in news articles and radio shows
  • 142 SDA members
  • 3 new staff
  • 83 new members in 2021
  • 1209 grocery deliveries this year through the Cross-Bay Mutual Aid Project

To support Senior & Disability Action and build the senior & disability movement:

  • Become a monthly sustainer or make a one-time donation at www.sdaction.org Send a check, made out to SDA, to PO Box 423388, San Francisco CA 94142.
  • Remember SDA in your will.
    Invite your networks on social media to give to SDA
  • If you’re over 60 and/or have a disability, become a member and organize with us!

Thank you for your support!

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