Assemblymember Sandre Swanson speaks to a crowd of hundreds at the Kickoff:
"I think the dial on today's kickoff was set at "WOW" all the way through...
If this is how it starts, in a standing room-only hall overflowing with optimistic energy, I can't wait for the big bash in November!"
Reverend Valerie Miles-Tribble,
Pastor of Imani Church & affordable housing advocate,
opens the ceremonies with an invocation.
"We don't need any more 'parachute' mayors."
-- Former Councilmember Marge Gibson
Endorser Assemblymember Mary Hayashi addresses the crowd.
"No one works harder for Oakland than Jean Quan."
Oakland student leader & deep East Oakland resident Tony Robinson MCs the event.
Neighborhood leaders from all over the City endorsed Jean's brand of leadership supporting hands-on partnership with the community.
Left to right: Athalean Jones, 66th Avenue; Pat Wong, Dimond; Ed Wing Yu, Chinese American Citizen Alliance; Nick Vigilante, Montclair and Neighborhood Watch Coordinating Council; Bena Pierson, East Oakland; Don Link, public safety advocate in North Oakland; Teague Briscoe, East Lake; Marc-Tizoc, East Lake; Dan Swafford, Dimond; Floyd Huen, Oakmore.
Brwn Bflo opens the rally with poetry and hip hop to remind us that this grassroots campaign is part of a larger movement to take back Oakland.
"Jean will get the job done." -- The Stovall Sisters, Dimond Residents
A team of techno-saavy registrars kept the flow of supporters moving at check-in. Later they scanned in results from phone banks and canvassing.
Many thanks to Michael Tigges, Campaign Data Coordinator, and his terrific Data Team (left to right): Dean Bradley, Michael Madden, Brad Paulus, Stefanie Smitherum. Joseph Lum and Howard Dykoff.
Many thanks to all our generous food donors!
Aroma Cafe, Champa Garden, Crogan's, Farmer Joe's, Happy Gardens, Mama's Vietnamese Restaurant, Nama's, Phnom Penh, Savemore Market, and Wingwalker's Bakery
The original "Team Jean" -- Jean Quan and Floyd Huen.
Photos by Sara Somers & Tim Chapman
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