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Thank the Goddess for RCV!!! and thank Oakland voters for approving and using it. CONGRATS to Quan. She ran a responsive, informed, grassroots campaign and she deserved to take the office. Perata took lots of money from his old cronies and passed out potholders with his name on it, and he thought that would work.
One day Oakland may even elect an openly agnostic lesbian mayor or openly trans mayor of color or a ... We can dream! Our political process is a journey of greater equality and fairness no matter what your class, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. We're making PROGRESS!
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