National Organization for Women, San Francisco Chapter

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About NOW The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

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Petitioning Scott Shafer,

Scott Shafer, Commonwealth Club of SF: Ask Mirkarimi the burning question: Do you support the IACP Model Policy?

Scot Shafer should ask the tough questions, including the burning question San Francisco feminists have been asking since domestic charges were brought against Sheriff Mirkarimi: As Sheriff, will you support the adoption of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on Domestic Violence (which prohibits persons such as yourself, who have been convicted of domestic violence, from the role of sheriff?) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) represents the collective wisdom of law enforcement leaders around the world regarding domestic violence: convicted domestic violence offenders should not be permitted to assume gun-toting official roles. Ross Mirkarimi confessed and was convicted of false imprisonment of his wife -- which according to the model policy by the IACP means domestic violence. San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) WAS working with the Sheriff's office to adopt a policy on officers and domestic violence BUT since Mirkarimi returned to office those negotiations have completely stopped. If Ross Mirkarimi is truly going to act as a responsible sheriff, putting San Franciscans above his personal interest, then he should work to adopt the IACP policy even though it would preclude him from being sheriff.

National Organization for Women, San Francisco Chapter
196 supporters