as far as i’ve heard, marian McClellan is the new mayor of oak park, michigan!!

this just shows that “power to the people” is more than a slogan!

it shows that grassroots efforts really can/do work!

it shows that even entrenched bureaucrats can be ousted.

it shows that when people care, they can bring about major policy shifts.

it shows that this blog was worth it (which i know is the truth for many many reasons!) and the summer was worth it and all of the effort people put forth on marian’s campaign were worth it.

this is hopefully the dawning of a new era for oak park, and hopefully the beginning of a cascade of similar improvements for cities like it all over the country.

this sounds corny, but the truth really does prevail, and sometimes- even in this crazy messed up world- the right thing happens.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARIAN AND ALL OF OAK PARK!!!!!!!!!

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