Shaun is an Associate Member of the San Francisco Democratic Party founder and current President of San Francisco Black Community Matters. As such Shaun understands how public policy and its various benefits and consequences have historically impacted low-income communities throughout all of San Francisco’s 11 supervisory districts, and, ostensibly our entire Bay Area region.
Shaun has been publicly recognized with a Certificates of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Certificate of Honor from Board President London Breed, Assembly Member David Chiu and Senator Scott Weiner for his work in organizing important events in underserved communities; and by San Francisco Pride Board with a Heritage of Pride Community Award for outstanding service to the LGBT communities, and a Nia (Purpose Award) from Black Brothers Esteem for service and commitment to the needs of the community.
The Kwanza Principal Nia stands for: “To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.”
Born at San Francisco General Hospital, Shaun is a Native of San Francisco that is deeply rooted in communities of Districts 5, 9 and 11 where he has lived for significant portions of his life. Though his activism, Mr. Haines also engages the community extensively in Districts 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 – the east side of San Francisco. Shaun Haines has a keen and critical eye on public policy, community interests, social justice work. His goals are to affect the remediation of the disparities in communities that are most in need.
Shaun’s track record of public service, advocacy, and political activism is extensive. In 2015 Shaun won a seat in the California Democratic Party as an Assembly Delegate for District for the 2015-2017 term period. He currently lives in the 17th Assembly District where he serves on the African American Advisory Committee of the 17th Assembly District. Shaun has been a candidate for San Francisco Democratic Central County Committee and Assembly Delegate both respectively to represent Assembly District 17.
Shaun is very active in various community organizations of San Francisco. Shaun is a former member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission LGBT Advisory Committee – focused on homelessness and housing and former member of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. He is currently a Permanent Member of the San Francisco Police Department Chief’s LGBT Advisory Forum. Shaun is an active Speaker representing the San Francisco LGBT Speakers Bureau and Diversity Trainer for New Leaders Council of San Francisco – a Political and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.
Through the aforementioned and his personal projects, Shaun actively engages San Francisco Unified School District and City College Students and Juvenile Hall Justice Center on the social and political activism issues of our day. Shaun also serves on the organizing committee of the Generation Black LGBT Event Planning Committee and on the Advisory Committee of Sacred Space and the SF LGBT History Museum. Mr. Haines has been a contributing writer for the San Francisco Bay Times News Paper and is currently a contributing writer with Arise 2.0.