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Why There’s No BAS Voter Guide for This Election

Updated: Feb 08, 2024 10:09
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We are really excited to announce that recently took on Independent Arts & Media as a fiscal sponsor so that anyone who wants to help support local news, arts, and culture journalism in the Bay Area, can now donate (tax-free!).

Every buck donated will help us to keep covering local artists, arts non-profits, and small businesses that we want to keep thriving in the Bay. For us, having strongly independent journalism and coverage of arts and culture is more important now, than ever.

Unfortunately, since we now take tax-free donations, that means we can no longer publish voter guides as we have in the past, at least none where we endorse candidates.

It’s a bummer, but we need to prioritize the promotion of people and institutions in the Bay that really matter to us and our readers. And if that means we have to behave like a 501(c)(3) to do it, that’s what we will do.

We can still do voter guides for propositions! But it won’t be until the November election. And we need to consult a legal expert before we do so, so that we follow all the proper rules and regulations.

That said, if you or anyone you know is looking for a tax-deductible way to help keep local journalism alive you can find our donation page right here 🙂

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.