2017 Convention

THANK YOU for joining us at the 2017 California National Party Convention!

Sunday, August 13, 2017
10am – 5pm

Betty Ann Ong Rec Center
1199 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108

  • Special guest speaker and renowned activist Cindy Sheehan
  • Leadership candidate speeches and opening of elections
  • Platform amendment working groups

Click here to see the full agenda.

LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

Please remember to go to our Voting page and cast your votes for our 2017 – 2018 leadership candidates.

Click here to see our leadership candidates introduce themselves and share their goals.

HOW TO GET THERE

BY PUBLIC TRANSIT 

From the East Bay (Oakland, Sunnyvale, etc):
Go to any BART station.
Take a MILLBRAE-BOUND or SFIA-BOUND TRAIN (Red or Yellow Line) to Powell Street Station.

From South Bay (Palo Alto, San Mateo, etc)
Make your way to MILLBRAE BART STATION, 200 Rollins Rd, Millbrae, CA 94030.
Take RICHMOND-BOUND NORTH TRAIN (Red Line) to Powell Street Station.

Get off at Powell Street Station 
Take an SFMTA tram from Powell Street Station NORTH up Powell Street.
Get off at the 11th stop: Mason Street and Jackson Street.
Walk one block south down Mason Street. The Rec Center is on your right, after crossing Washington Street.
OR…

Walk (total 1.5 miles uphill) NORTH up Powell Street.
Turn left onto Washington Street, and walk until you hit Mason Street.
The Rec Center is on your left after you cross Mason Street.

 

 

BY CAR / PARKING OPTIONS

USING GPS IS ESSENTIAL.
San Francisco is a dense, urban city with constant construction, frequent road closures, aggressive drivers, poorly marked detours, and one way streets shared with bikes, trams, and busses.

Nearby parking garages are:

BrockleBank Garage 1040 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94108

Portsmouth Square Garage 733 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94108

WHERE TO STAY

HOUSING CRISES HAVE MADE HOTELS AND AIR-BNB EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE.
Plan accordingly. Reach out to Theo Slater or John Owens  to see about staying with CNP members.

Hayes Valley Inn 417 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102

Dakota Hotel 606 Post St San Francisco, CA 94109

LUNCH OPTIONS

There are dozens of restaurants in Chinatown; a few close to the Rec Center are listed below.  Go West for more upscale and more Italian options; go East for more affordable Asian options.

Coffee/Tea: Gallery Cafe 1200 Mason St San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinese: New Golden Daisy 1041 Stockton St San Francisco, CA 94108
Cantonese: Good Mong Kok Bakery 1039 Stockton St San Francisco, CA 94108  
Cantonese: Hong Kong Clay Pot 960 Grant Ave San Francisco, CA 94108
Italian: Nob Hill Cafe 1152 Taylor St San Francisco, CA 94108
Thai: Navin Thai Restaurant 1059 Powell St San Francisco, CA 94108

POST-CONVENTION

Pub: Hogwash 582 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

This is a good bar for groups; it’s 5 blocks South down Mason Street, where it hits Sutter Street, near Powell Street BART Station.  Attendance is optional, but we hope folks join!