[pjw] INFO: City Council Candidate Police Issues Questionnaire October 2020

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Oct 13 18:33:17 EDT 2020

PJW supporters

Below is a news release that Portland Copwatch sent out with a link to the 
fall version of the candidate police issues questionnaire. While similar 
to the spring and summer versions, questions were updated based on current 
events. PCW appreciates the five cosponsors of the questionnaire. Also, we 
encourage you to raise these questions at any candidates' forums or 
appearances between now and the election.

Reminder: PCW is a project of Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3
educational organization, and is not able to endorse any candidate.

We did not re-send the Peace Issues questionnaire that PJW put together 
partially for capacity reasons. None of the current candidates answered 
that questionnaire back in May.


Ballots are supposed to start arriving tomorrow.

Feel free to share widely (and sorry for any duplication)
dan handelman
peace and justice works portland copwatch


       Area Organizations Publish Police Issues Questionnaire
             for Portland City Council Runoff Election

In September, Portland Copwatch, Portland's Resistance, Unite Oregon,
Portland Jobs with Justice, Portland Metro People's Coalition and
Portland Forward* sent a questionnaire with seven police accountability
related questions to Mayoral candidates Ted Wheeler, Sarah Iannarone and
Teressa Raiford and City Council candidates Chloe Eudaly and Mingus
Mapps. Wheeler and Raiford did not respond.

Topics include deadly force, force at protests, oversight and profiling.

Responses were limited to 150 words. Answers were not edited for
typographical errors, grammar or accuracy.

The results are posted at

For more information contact Portland Copwatch at 503-236-3065.

    * --Portland Copwatch has been promoting a Police Bureau free from
    corruption, brutality and racism since 1992.

    --Portland's Resistance formed in late 2016 to be a beacon of light
    in the face of rising white nationalism, hate crimes, and social

    ---Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural
    communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works
    across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

    --Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of more than 100 labor
    organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights
    of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more
    just society.

    --Portland Metro People's Coalition consists of twenty diverse
    organizations building coordinated and strategic grassroots power
    toward a just, egalitarian and liberatory society for all.

    ---Portland Forward is an intergenerational learning hub for the
   political process.

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