John George Democratic Club hosts Ranked Choice Voting Forum in Oakland

The John George Democratic Club will host a forum Saturday, Jan. 22 called, "Ranked Choice Voting: How Did It Work?". The event will feature Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in conversation with journalist Jesse Allen-Taylor. A follow-up discussion, "What's next?" will take place with Joe Tuman, a SFSU Political Science professor.

Kaplan and Tuman were third and fourth place finishers in the 2010 Oakland mayoral race. Taylor, formerly with the Berkeley Daily Planet, launched the independent website, "Anyone But Perata" (

In November, City Councilwoman Jean Quan defeated former State Senate President Pro tem Don Perata in Oakland's first Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) election.

The event takes place Saturday, January 22 from 2-4pm at the Buttercup Grill at Broadway & 3rd Street in Oakland. This event is co-sponsored by Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), the John George Democratic Club, GDC, the Stonewall Democratic Club, the Oakland East Bay Democratic Club, and the Niagara Movement Democratic Club. Refreshments will be served.

The John George Democratic Club takes its name from former Alameda County Supervisor John George, the first African American elected to the County board.

Photo: Don Perata, Jean Quan.

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