Skip links

The campaign to pass Measure J and save car-free JFK has launched – get involved today!

 In Uncategorized

Earlier tonight, I snapped this photo of some of our Measure J volunteers out on JFK Promenade.

I love this picture. Here’s why it’s especially inspiring to me.

Everyone in the photo is so passionate about protecting this safe space for people. They’re holding the faded banner from the first campaign to save car-free JFK, which we used weekend after weekend. To me, this photo represents how strong our on-the-ground organizing was – and will be – thanks to so many wonderful volunteers.

This is how we’ll pass Measure J on the November 8 ballot, and keep JFK Promenade forever, for real!

  • Measure J (Yes on J) on the November ballot will reaffirm the legislation passed in April that made the 1.5-miles of safe space on JFK Drive permanent.
  • Measure N (Yes on N) will transfer ownership of the 800-space parking garage underneath the de Young Museum and California Academy to SF Rec and Park so parking can be made more affordable for San Francisco seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income families who need to drive to the park.
  • And Measure I (No on I) would take away JFK Promenade and do other troubling things.

That’s why with less than six weeks until ballots start arriving in the mail, we need you to start signing up for shifts for the Yes on J (plus No on I, Yes on N) campaign.

  • Sign up for a Friday or Sunday shift/s with Walk SF on JFK Promenade. Every week up to Election Day, Walk SF’s Campaign Associate, Nick Giorgio will lead volunteers from 3PM – 6PM on Fridays and 10AM – 1PM on Sundays. The focus will be registering folks to vote, talking with people about the various measures (most have no idea JFK is at risk!), pass out literature, and recruit volunteers for the overall campaign. Sign up now.
  • Sign up for visibility and canvassing events happening around the city. The overall Measure J campaign has upcoming volunteer opportunities, too, and will soon have many more posted. Sign up now.

We also think a key part of the campaign needs to be neighbor-to-neighbor conversations.

Are you willing to knock on the doors of 60 likely voters that live on or very near your block? We have the tools (an amazing app) and supplies to make this easy for you. And imagine if all of us actually talked with 60 neighbors! Fill out our volunteer form and we’ll be in touch about how to do this.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our volunteer gathering tonight who already (wow!) signed up for shifts and to talk with neighbors.

Questions about the Measure J campaign? Contact Nick at

Paid for by Walk San Francisco Foundation Committee to Support Props L and J (510(c)(3))

Financial disclosures are available at