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Ross Mirkarimi
Ross Mirkarimi

Ross Mirkarimi (b. 1961) is a progressive on the Board of Supervisors at City Hall in San Francisco, California. He was elected in 2004 to represent the city's fifth district, which encompasses the Haight-Ashbury, parts of Hayes Valley, Western Addition, Alamo Square and a portion of the Inner Sunset neighborhoods. Mirkarimi co-founded the California chapter of the Green Party. Image File history File links Mirkarimi-sm. ... Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... San Francisco skyline. ... San Francisco City Hall in Summer 2003. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ... Hayes Valley is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... Western Addition is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... The famous Painted Ladies seen from Alamo Square. ... The Sunset District is a neighborhood in the western half of San Francisco, California, USA that is primarily residential and is built along a grid pattern. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ...

As a supervisor, Mirkarimi has made a name for himself by spearheading efforts to promote medical marijuana clubs in San Francisco. On April 20, 2006, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws honored Mirkarimi with its Rufus King Award for outstanding leadership in the reform of marijuana laws. [1] In a speech accepting the award, he said: Cannabis sativa extract. ... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation whose aim is, according to their most recent mission statement, to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by...

That particular logic (of being in favor of medicinal marijuana but not wanting dispensaries in the neighborhood in which you live), as complex as it is, was emblematic of what certainly concerned me, that we continue to drive back in the shadows the very idea of what we're all congregated here for, and that is to mainstream the issue so that marijuana should not be criminalized and medical canabis should not be criminalized and we that should do everything we can to build that kind of resiliancy, to shore up even in the face of adversity, that while there's any attempt at pushback or blowback from our efforts to try to proliferate Prop 215 states throughout all fifty states of the United States, that we should not shrink at all with that ever particular kind of adversity once again.

And he added emphatically: In the slang of consumers of cannabis, shotgun can have one of a number of meanings. ... Proposition 215 was a proposition in the state of California on the November 5, 1996 ballot. ...

Politicians, local, state, or federal, who are not for the decriminalization of marijuana, and certainly not for the legalization of the use of medical cannabis, should not be in elected office at all.

Mirkarimi was instrumental in the crusade to extend San Francisco's ban on smoking tobacco at bus shelters to the city's public golf courses. Not extending the law to golf courses, Mirkarimi declared, "has this undertone of elitism." [2] This article is about the medieval crusades. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...

Besides co-founding California's Green Party in 1991, Mirkarimi coordinated Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign in California. He had also managed local campaigns in San Francisco, including the 2001 campaign for Public Power, the March 2002 campaign to elect Harry Britt to the State Assembly, the November 2002 campaign to re-elect Supervisor Chris Daly, and the 2003 campaign to elect Matt Gonzalez Mayor of San Francisco. In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... Ralph Nader Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist. ... Supervisor Chris Daly Chris Daly (born 1972) is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. ... Matt Gonzalez (born June 1965) is a former district supervisor, president of the Board of Supervisors, and mayoral candidate in San Francisco, California. ...

Mirkarimi has been involved in these civic and community service activities: Director for SF Nuclear Freeze Zone Coalition; union negotiator for DAI Association union; member of the IFPTE Local 2; member of the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Democratic Club; member of the Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce; environmental analyst for the Harvard Study Team (Iraq) Bayview Hunters Point, California Base Closures; and member of the National Organization for Women (NOW). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Mirkarimi's ethnic and cultural background is Iranian and Russian-American. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Rhode Island. He has a Bachelor's degree in political science from St. Louis University, a Master's degree in international economics and affairs from Golden Gate University, and a Master of Science degree in environmental science from the University of San Francisco. He has lived in San Francisco since 1984. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders The 312 Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... Golden Gate University is a private university that was founded as the night school arm of the San Francisco YMCA in 1853. ... jecca is very beautiful!! Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related due to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Ross Mirkarimi (207 words)
Ross Mirkarimi represents District 5 on the San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors.
Mirkarimi, a member of the Green Party, ran against and defeated the 21 other candidates in the race, including the two Democratic candidates endorsed by Mayor Gavin Newsom, Nick Waugh and Andrew Sullivan.
Mirkarimi is also a public power advocate, having directed the 2001 ballot initiative campaign to bring a municipal utility district to San Francisco.
The Iranian-American Community's Night with Ross Mirkarimi (268 words)
The Iranian-American Community Cordially invites you To an evening reception with Ross Mirkarimi, Candidate for San Francisco District 5 Supervisor and the first Iranian-American to run for elected Office in City & County of San Francisco.
Mirkarimi has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years where he has been a tireless force for progressive change.
Mirkarimi has led some of the most critical campaigns and causes in recent years: Police Reform and Accountability, Sunshine Laws, and Public Power—designed to give San Franciscans a greater voice in their energy future while stopping PG&E’s ratepayer rip-off.
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