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Teressa Raiford, founder of Don’t Shoot Portland, is in a crowded field in the race for mayor of Portland. She says she got involved as an activist candidate to bring change to Portland government, “We’re criminalizing poverty, we’re criminalizing brown people, we’re criminalizing mentally ill and disabled people and not doing anything about it,” she said.

Teressa Raiford, founder of Don’t Shoot Portland, is in a crowded field in the race for mayor of Portland. She says she got involved as an activist candidate to bring change to Portland government, “We’re criminalizing poverty, we’re criminalizing brown people, we’re criminalizing mentally ill and disabled people and not doing anything about it,” she said.

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Activist candidate Teressa Raiford wants to bring change to Portland government, “We’re criminalizing poverty, we’re criminalizing brown people, we’re criminalizing mentally ill and disabled people and not doing anything about it,” she said.