Emergency Action: Rally For The Run Off

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Friends,

We all know that something's not right in Portland.

Our primary system works like this: if one candidate gets 50.1% of the votes by May 17th, that's it. They become the de facto Mayor elect and the fate of the next four years in Portland is sealed.

We are coming together to force a runoff so that voters have a chance to continue to ask candidates important questions and ultimately vote for whomever has the best answers.

Primary elections are around the corner. Your ballot will be mailed next week and, among other important issues at stake, the future of Portland's Mayoral leadership hangs in the balance - specifically, a balance between 50% and over.

Right now thanks to huge financial backers, a certain candidate is leading the polls - a candidate that refuses to divest from fossil fuels or the housing speculation market. A candidate that, I fear, will mean the worst for Portland.

Forcing a run-off means voting strategically - voting AGAINST the status quo - and making sure that no one candidate sweeps this first round of elections. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand what a run-off can, and should, mean. We need you to help us rally and let them know!

There are SO many people running for Portland Mayor and there are a number of important debates coming up - but time and time again, all voices except two continue to be excluded. (Hmmm, representative voices being excluded from important conversations... sound familiar?!?!)

As it has always been - those of us not represented by the powers-that-be need to make our own noise, and that is why we are asking YOU to come down and make some noise with us!

Join us this Tuesday as we RALLY FOR THE RUN-OFF and get the word out about all the amazing candidates that should be respected for their varying viewpoints and their dedication to our city’s future.

Rally at 5:00
Hear from the candidates at 5:30
Your turn to speak at 6:00

Portland is at a tipping point.
We are at too critical a time, with too much on the line, to accept the status quo and, if we don't force a run-off, that is exactly what we'll get.

Whatever dog you have in this fight - this matters to you!

It's now or never, friends - we make it or break it.

Help us make it on Tuesday.
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