Don't ever think your vote doesn't count.
Thanks to the algorithms of ranked choice voting, Cheryl Davila has won a seat on the Berkeley City Council by 34 votes.
Cheryl's been a regular at local anti-Israel functions in the Bay area.
She recruits her campaign volunteers directly from UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine
Her contributors read like a who's who of anti-Israel activists. Hatem Bazian. Hassan and Margaret Fouda. JVP's Andrew Gutierrez, Cindy Shamban and Glen Hauer. Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Children's Alliance. Donald Wagner from Fiends of Sabeel. The entire Ezzeddine family. The Zayour family. Anti-Israel activists from as far away as Texas and New York have contributed to her campaign.
Cheryl Davila knows this support didn't come cheap.Faced with the sky-rocketing cost of housing, homelessness, and parking shortages, the last thing Berkeley should need to worry about is establishing its own foreign policy. Nevertheless, expect her to introduce a Berkeley Divestment from Israel resolution into the City Council next year.
As of November 14 the votes have not yet been certified, but Davila remains in the lead.