City leaders swamped with emails from People for Portland campaign

PORTLAND, Ore. — The political group behind a citywide media blitz, People for Portland, is pushing voters to contact their elected leaders and press them to act on the city’s most glaring issues like homelessness and gun violence.

So is it working?

To find out, KGW requested a breakdown of emails sent to city leaders in the two months prior to and two months after the People for Portland campaign launched in mid-August.

Records show city leaders have been swamped with emails.

City Commissioner Carmen Rubio received roughly 3,800 emails before the People for Portland campaign started running advertising. After the campaign launched, Rubio received more than 15,000 messages.

Portland Commissioner Mingus Mapps had similar feedback. His inbox jumped from roughly 3,000 emails to more than 19,000.

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