Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

 When political consultants and consummate insiders Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper agreed to be the public faces of People for Portland—a new nonprofit formed to put pressure on elected officials to take immediate action on Portland’s most glaring issues, including the spread of encampments and police reform—they knew they weren’t in for valentines and lollipops from the insular Oregon political establishment of which they’ve long been a part, Lavey from the right and Looper, mostly, from the left. 

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