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Katz Recall Against Police Violence Picks Up Steam

recall vera dot org The Recall Vera Katz Committee focuses on escalating police violence and the mayor's codependent defense of it, while a competing right-wing recall claims that "Protesters are allowed to shut down the city when the mayor agrees with their views." Uh-huh.

The Recall Vera Katz Committee is continuing to collect signatures on a recall petition to call attention to escalating police violence in Portland, the mayor's failure to stop it, and the need for structural change within the police department. "I'm totally blown away by how eager most people are to sign this petition," said Marvin Moore, the committee's chief petitioner. "The mayor hasn't listened to our calls, letters, and lawsuits. But a recall election just might get her attention." [ Read More ]