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San Francisco’s state senator seeks to end the war on drugs, help the underserved, and make real inroads against the housing crisis.
January 7, 2021

SF Weekly - January 6th, 2021

"Scott Wiener has a long list of New Year’s resolutions.

After securing a second term with nearly 60 percent of the vote in the November elections, the state senator has busied himself crafting an ambitious agenda for the 2021 legislative session, with housing, drug policy, and criminal justice reform all top of mind. SF Weekly recently sat down (virtually) with Wiener to learn more about his goal for the year."

November 13, 2020

SF Chronicle - "State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill when the Legislature returns decriminalizing possession of psychedlics..."

November 13, 2020

CBS SF Bay Area - 

California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has announced a plan to introduce legislation “to decriminalize psychedelic drugs” when the legislature reconvenes in early 2021.

Wiener — the State Senator for District 11, which compromises San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor, and parts of South San Francisco — announced the plan with a thread of several tweets posted on Tuesday.

New York Times Op-ed by Senator Scott Wiener
October 20, 2020

"QAnon isn’t simply a misinformation problem. It’s an outgrowth of our troubled times, when people who have survived decades of extreme income inequality are now suffering through a horrific pandemic. They are turning to conspiracy theories because they think there’s nowhere else to turn." Senator Scott Wiener, the New York Times

Op-ed for SF Examiner by Senator Wiener
October 6, 2020

"California has long led the way on environmental issues, and our state’s climate laws will likely serve as the template for domestic and even international climate policy under a future Biden administration. While California cannot solve climate change on its own, it can show the leadership for which our state has long been known, influencing other states and countries to follow." SF Examiner, October 1st, 2020