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Senator Scott Wiener @Scott_Wiener San Francisco, California

CA State Senator. Chair, Housing Committee. Chair, Legislative LGBTQ Caucus. Housing/transit/climate/criminal justice reform/health/end poverty. Democrat.🏳️‍🌈

710 Following   64,793 Followers   11,412 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/26/09


Many California homes continue to have racially restrictive covenants in their deeds. These racist provisions need… https://t.co/9h76vUcD1HEverything old is new again. https://t.co/71NvbemeCE
8/4
2020
CBHA was proud to join @Scott_Wiener, @kennedyforum, @Steinberg_Inst, @CaAllianceKIDS, and @CALGBTQHealth today to… https://t.co/fs3Y3I91Q0
Retweeted by Senator Scott Wiener“I am a supporter of progressive taxation,” says @Scott_Wiener expressing support for #ab1253. https://t.co/Y2JjNB3eYG
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerVICTORY: Last week, @LurieChildrens apologized for performing surgeries on intersex children and promised a major p… https://t.co/ydcqYLxikL
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerTrump’s longstanding assault on the Postal Service is an assault on democracy. One by one, he’s trying to tear down… https://t.co/xEGvwJEDL1A core part of my housing work in the Senate has been to fix California’s broken system of setting housing goals &… https://t.co/HGO0Gn2pTkHUGE NEWS: On Friday, the California Senate Public Safety Committee passed one of the most transformative probation… https://t.co/CekVPLVJek
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8/3
2020
@Rayflores74 No: https://t.co/wFxf0ZwafH“New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for… https://t.co/qhbQN3hkGG
8/2
2020
@toniatkins Happy Birthday, Madame Pro Tem!Over-crowded housing — caused by our housing shortage — fuels #COVID19. Density of housing does not: “A number of n… https://t.co/M9QJi5aoEs
8/1
2020
Thank you to ASM @DavidChiu Senator @Scott_Wiener CA Brady CA President Mattie Scott, Alameda County DA… https://t.co/PLxkuf3KOp
Retweeted by Senator Scott Wiener @zahra_hajee We’re thrilled to have you on the team!!Thank you Peninsula Young Democrats for endorsing my reelection to the Senate! I’ve worked closely with PYD on hous… https://t.co/m5vrw4BywKGOOD NEWS - #AB1950 just passed the CA Senate Public Safety Committee!! This bill will save money, increase safety,… https://t.co/GUi4A95bJz
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerPeople are dropping health insurance & going on Medi-Cal to get mental health/addiction care. That’s b/c health pl… https://t.co/5lOOy1bns9In 1980 CA had 13 state prisons w 24K people incarcerated. CA then built 20 prisons w 170K people. Prisons grew fr… https://t.co/SDTYlx8tmi
7/31
2020
“There are many reasons Americans of any skin color or ethnic background want to live in a single-family neighborho… https://t.co/lDxPSxfQIoAnti-housing forces reveal themselves: *Support Trump repeal of fair housing rules b/c federal govt shouldn’t have… https://t.co/1ghYyKTYlWSenator @Scott_Wiener is one of the most consequential legislators that San Francisco has elected. He delivers… https://t.co/PnVVjYEpF8
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerHey, if you’re going to send secret police into cities to brutalize protesters, the next step is to postpone the el… https://t.co/3I36aqEKzK @Bobakkabob37 Thank you!Data shows #COVID19 disproportionally impacts communities of color, but there has been no comparable data for LGBTQ… https://t.co/8TRQstInot
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7/30
2020
... anyway... Berkeley City Council voted last night (just barely, with no votes to spare) to support #SB902,… https://t.co/n9AEoY3gg3
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerVallco is the largest project enabled by #SB35, the housing streamlining bill I authored in 2017. It will produce t… https://t.co/fSzxgr0tpkThis is an important step. We shouldn’t allow medically unnecessary genital surgeries on #intersex babies to “norma… https://t.co/mdlK2LnbMxWhen we focus & are disciplined, we can beat #COVID19. SF health officials proved this by quickly containing an ou… https://t.co/xkWUa94nGcIn 2020, the President of the United States is bragging about promoting segregation — by literally repealing a majo… https://t.co/uLU8YtljLyThank you for supporting our legislation to expand transit, make biking & walking safer, & empower cities to add mo… https://t.co/da6HGaCYEZ
7/29
2020
@DavidChiu Thanks for your work moving this ball forward!“Our history – the history of the LGTBQ community – is one of fighting erasure and invisibility.” That's absolutel… https://t.co/1WIIt7WF7BBreaking: California will track coronavirus’ toll on LGBTQ community, after months of delay:… https://t.co/SD9EViRkaV
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerEquity in education doesn’t just mean fully funding schools (which we must do). It means addressing root causes: po… https://t.co/oQ7a9Oeee9Remember earlier this year (and the year before, and the year before...) when @Scott_Wiener and I were raising hell… https://t.co/yqOB3KOwcQ
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerMany thanks to @eqca for your partnership & leadership on this, and for sponsoring #SB932. The work continues. https://t.co/JqPiaCYsq1Senator @Scott_Wiener’s reaction to today’s announcement that the state will start collecting sexual orientation/ge… https://t.co/fxVnkKTSTv
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerMy full statement: https://t.co/jQiXIP3Bc9Secretary Ghaly providing an update and announcing important new data collection efforts regarding race, ethnicity,… https://t.co/fz7OENmktL
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerDr. Ghaly announces new data collection efforts out of CDPH for race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orienta… https://t.co/4Qgmo3vXJx
Retweeted by Senator Scott Wiener.@GavinNewsom announced CA to collect sexual orientation/gender identity data on #COVID19 & all reportable diseases… https://t.co/VpTc7IfoaZIn the Senate, I’ve passed aggressive criminal justice reform, eg, sentencing reform (SB 136), HIV decriminalizatio… https://t.co/c4Vb5n0PqcPromoting lies about #COVID19 treatment creates a clear danger to public health. Twitter did the right thing by enf… https://t.co/LFpS4OHnJL
7/28
2020
California desperately needs more affordable housing. Churches & other nonprofits have significant excess land they… https://t.co/gC63WKKwbgWe introduced #SB939 — which unfortunately died — to prevent exactly this kind of situation: A restaurant has no re… https://t.co/dAkrpRJ3UVThe trains are coming back! Some bus lines are coming back! More bus-only lanes are coming! Muni got knocked dow… https://t.co/iRyvo0zzZSWe must stay the course in creating new housing. The lull is temporary & even with rents down, they’re still high.… https://t.co/YvcMABDtwvThis is a United States Senator. This is America in 2020. Boy, do we have work to do. https://t.co/JWdZWqvcpZ
7/27
2020
“The immediate need is for Congress to impose a nationwide moratorium on evictions and to give people who have lost… https://t.co/OMCadPI35y
7/26
2020
Today I joined the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank to provide food to a huge number of people in need. Let’s stay foc… https://t.co/w3OekFv37A @brianasmith Thanks for all you do!Trans people are at high risk of homelessness. Yet, Trump is allowing homeless shelters to refuse them access. The… https://t.co/b1sZO4Ut1RCongress must extend the $600 additional unemployment benefit. So many people are out of work & struggling. This ad… https://t.co/gZs7BRbvUV
7/25
2020
224 new homes on what had been a surface parking lot for a church. @Scott_Wiener's #SB899 would allow churches and… https://t.co/XDZSwyPhhz
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerThis hateful attack against KZV Armenian School in San Francisco is beyond despicable. We must rally to support our… https://t.co/96pdoMRW4JYes! These racist housing covenants need to go. I'll be introducing legislation later this year to right this wr… https://t.co/wg7NdeAuHL
Retweeted by Senator Scott Wiener @DatKaren @DavidChiu @CA_EDD Glad to hear you got it resolved. Never hesitate to reach out to ask for help.This decision makes absolutely no sense. Strong tenant-protection bills are currently moving through the Legislatur… https://t.co/GrstcSPx4dThank you to my colleagues @DavidChiu & @PhilTing for your leadership on these important pieces of legislation.CA faces a huge wave of evictions if the Legislature & Governor don’t take decisive action to stabilize people in t… https://t.co/k69JWE7B6XSix California mayors — Breed (San Francisco), Schaaf (Oakland), Steinberg (Sacramento), Liccardo (San Jose), Tubbs… https://t.co/mKesJMto1u
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7/24
2020
Many “Suburban Housewives of America” — also known as “women” or “people” — voted for Trump. And many now understa… https://t.co/ssggL5cBJ0Getting through the pandemic, we need to be intentional about what we want our city to be when it’s over. That incl… https://t.co/ermNLBLGrD
7/23
2020
If you’re not following Dr. @Bob_Wachter (UCSF), you should. His threads about #COVID19 & San Francisco status are… https://t.co/2rKYOfTzrpThe racist & failed War on Drugs fueled mass incarceration, here in CA & nationally. That’s why we introduced legis… https://t.co/sxoNOS6N8BSeems like every day @Scott_Wiener's SB 35 is enabling more affordable housing than ever before. East Oakland's fir… https://t.co/o7Ta6F96UW
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerTrump is on a roll when it comes to violating the Constitution. First he sent paramilitary forces to cities to att… https://t.co/Qs4qewEfB5
7/22
2020
Join me today at 5 pm for a digital town hall! https://t.co/lhfIhej3NkThe United States of America should not have secret police. https://t.co/NZnnXu0p932/ I also authored the law (#SB35) that puts teeth in these housing goals. These goals matter & the region & state… https://t.co/qM11g1N5m31/ The Bay Area is setting housing goals for the next 8 years. We need to get this right so we meet our housing nee… https://t.co/jiMp7Xl3nqRepublican President sends federal forces into “Democrat” cities to suppress anti-racism protests AKA Fascism https://t.co/0YX8dg1Uc5
7/21
2020
Join me tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5 for a digital town hall. Registration info below or watch on my Facebook page (… https://t.co/OzdGCetxpE.@Scott_Wiener intro-ed SB 378 today, which would "end mandatory jail and prison sentences for nonviolent drug offe… https://t.co/wV8aHTu1hO
Retweeted by Senator Scott Wiener2/ In the era of #COVID19, we shouldn’t be crowding our prisons with people convicted of drug offenses. #SB378 will… https://t.co/Cj3pwQLGqj1/ We announced new legislation, #SB378, to end mandatory prison sentences for non-violent drug crimes & to give ju… https://t.co/WYyfT7fK4s @IngaWSF Safe injection sites are a proven way of transitioning people into recovery. They’ve succeeded wherever they’ve been tried.We continue to fight to legalize safe injection sites. We need new approaches to tackle our addiction epidemic. The… https://t.co/risdSypEBY @SisterDharma Thanks! I suspect we agree on many things. :-)Amazing. Congratulations, Chinatown. https://t.co/EpBxraM9mg
7/20
2020
There are many reasons to love John Lewis. One is that he was voicing full-throated support for the civil rights o… https://t.co/hgG3lbJYghTrump: “Democrats will eliminate single-family zoning & black people will move into apartments in your neighborhood… https://t.co/o2wk9unXfI
7/19
2020
San Quentin isn’t the only prison/jail where #COVID19 is spreading. This isn’t about SQ. It’s about over-crowded pr… https://t.co/GhLw9Q2ObC1/ Covid (@UCSF) Chronicles, Day 122 @UCSFHospitals: 29 pts, 8 vented (Fig L). Sadly, 1 more death, so 2 in last 3… https://t.co/oC0MzOLlt2
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerJohn Lewis taught us what it means to fight for basic human dignity. He showed us the power of never, ever giving… https://t.co/bWkiulZdsn
7/18
2020
We don’t need a federal occupying force or secret police in our cities. This crosses so many lines. It needs to sto… https://t.co/LK8ViUTVQyReligious institutions have an enormous amount of land on which to build affordable housing. Tens of 1000s of acres… https://t.co/SOEOsHzJ3X“I want to be clear, we are living in Covid for the next, you know, 12 to 18 months and we are really all in this t… https://t.co/Jkhc8sN9QI
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerClosing streets to cars so that restaurants & bars can survive = smart, solutions-oriented change We need to do th… https://t.co/o1w6R8zGgbHigh speed rail is essential for California’s economic & environmental future. The project is moving forward, despi… https://t.co/mCuf6PFQ4K
7/17
2020
The American Conservative Union just released its scorecard for California legislators. It labeled me as part of th… https://t.co/4H2MKZGBpaTo fix our broken criminal justice system — & address the structural racism infecting it — we must, among other thi… https://t.co/TqCr1rsr8R
7/16
2020
4/ Working together, we: -Passed Prop B, tying Muni funding to population growth -Passed bonds & revenue measures… https://t.co/ksXLXC6d883/ I’ve advocated for Caltrain governance reform for years. I’ve also been consistent that our transit systems are… https://t.co/QUsWKwpbXq2/ Yes, sales taxes are regressive. But you know what’s dramatically more regressive? Shutting down Caltrain so tha… https://t.co/QSekCVoPai1/ I too am frustrated w lack of governance reform at Caltrain. I agree sales taxes aren’t ideal to fund transit.… https://t.co/gVNSUzZ7MsToday we announced new legislation to ensure CA jury pools reflect the diversity of our community. #SB592 requires… https://t.co/qkBTabvrvlThank you, @Scott_Wiener, for bringing attention to the loss that my home county is grappling with right now. This… https://t.co/SOs4ArB91X
Retweeted by Senator Scott WienerAnother murder of a trans woman, this time in Imperial County. This press report avoids pronouns, thus effectively… https://t.co/Gmzopdd43LKeeping our public transit systems alive & healthy must be a priority during this pandemic. We need to be intentio… https://t.co/VQ67ltSLLJ
7/15
2020

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