Noted election predictioneer Nate Silver may say Hillary Clinton has an 82 percent chance of becoming the next President, but some of the Mission’s more politically active residents aren’t taking any chances.
Yaron Milgrom, who runs both Local Mission Market on Harrison Street and Local Cellar on 22nd Street (no business affiliation with Mission Local), has begun hosting nightly phone banking events for Clinton.
“This is a historic vote and a necessary vote to continue the momentum to make this a more just and a more caring country,” he wrote.
The call parties will take over the back room of Local Cellar every night except Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with volunteers making a concerted effort to reach voters in Nevada and Arizona.
Local Cellar’s call parties come on the heels of a Mission District studio that turned into a Hillary Clinton call center in early October, as well as District 9 Supervisor hopeful Hillary Ronen. Ronen announced Thursday that she and three other women candidates in local races, who together have rolled out a joint plan for San Francisco, are now officially backing Clinton, calling her a “role model for many girls and women to aspire to serve the community in government.”