Former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has thrown her hat in the ring to take over Supervisor Ron Robert’s seat when he terms out in 2018. While Dumanis has not formally started her campaign, she has filed the paperwork. This sets up a rematch between Nathan Fletcher and Dumanis who both ran for mayor, and lost, in 2012. The LGBT community is once again faced with a choice. An LGBT Republican candidate who is just that, Republican. Or a straight, former Republican that is now a Democrat.
My partner and I traveled to Montreal for Pride this year to celebrate for the fifth time in Canada. It was clear that Canada is not the United States, in fact as much as I hate to say it, it seems that Canada is a better version of our great country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched at the front of the parade waving to the hundreds of thousands that lined the streets. He was followed by U.S. activist Stuart Milk who was a grand marshall.
The events in Charlottesville, Va. this week have once again highlighted the difference between tolerance and acceptance. Those who do not want to accept the diversity of America always talk about tolerance. The African American, immigrant, Latino, Asian, Native American and LGBT communities do not want to be tolerated, we want to be accepted. Accepted for who we are and that our lives are just as important as the majority white community.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".