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The Generational Political Divide in South San Francisco

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The killing of George Floyd led to protests in South San Francisco, and the creation of a youth-led activist group called Change SSF.

These last few months have also exposed a generational divide about how quickly the city should make changes — and how sweeping they should be. And that divide is also showing itself in South San Francisco’s race for city council, where a 22-year-old political newcomer is running against the city’s longtime mayor.

Guest: Adhiti Bandlamudi, Silicon Valley reporter for KQED News

This episode is part of our series on how protests on policing and racial justice are showing up on Bay Area ballots and beyond. Click here to listen to the story of the local police shooting at the center of this year’s city council race in Walnut Creek. And click here to listen to how Martinez residents are growing an infrastructure for activism in their community.


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