The HUGE banner that read "RENT CONTROL NOW!" seen in many of the photographs of Sunday's protest downtown was a giant missed opportunity to make it clear to people who only read headlines and look at the pictures that the protest was ALL about fighting racism and neo-Nazis.
Whoever brought that banner should be ashamed. Sunday's gathering WASN'T about you! It was to galvanize those of us who want to fight racism & bigotry in Portland, including the failures of City Hall to do anything effective about Portland police shootings.
Organize your own rally about rent control, it's really not fair to have appropriated the messaging that day for yourselves. I'm not saying housing isn't an important issue, of course it is. But, with national & international eyes on what is happening in Portland it would've ideal to streamline the message to one of solidarity with POC & against the alt-right.