Teressa Raiford is a native of Portland whose family has lived in the city for generations. She is running for mayor in 2020, come get involved!

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Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
May 16, 2020 at 6:57 PM

We did it!

We did it! over 600 people signed up to help this campaign - and in the last month, you’ve really shown up! Pick up your election night promotional materials and sign up to volunteer! We still need folks to help us pack up the campaign HQ as well as gettin…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Mail your ballots by May 14th!

Mail your ballots by May 14th! Only 14% of ballots have been turned in; remind friends and family to vote Raiford for Mayor! Shout out to our local sticker providers, No Limits! Drop ballots in the mail by May 14th! Only 14% of Multnomah Co…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 2:52 PM

All ballots have been mailed!

All ballots have been mailed! Another debate coming this Thursday, May 7th with NAMC Tune in Thursday, May 7th at 3pm: NAMC (National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon) will be hosting one of the last debates of the Primary season.  Take part in…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 3:01 AM

I Voted for Teressa!

I Voted for Teressa! Ballots have been mailed out - check for yours and cast your vote! Ballots have been mailed out - check for yours and cast your vote! During these unprecendented times, it is more important than ever to share the word of this campaign. …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
April 28, 2020 at 3:24 AM

Getting Out the Vote - #StayHomeSaveLives!

Getting Out the Vote - #StayHomeSaveLives! We need your donations today - this campaign needs your support! Honoring Coretta Scott King - Getting Out The Vote! #SocialDistancing   In honor of Coretta Scott King’s birthday, we hope you are drawing inspiratio…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 8:05 PM

Letting the youth lead

Letting the youth lead Paid postage ballots in Portland! We have 26 days left until we officially elect Teressa as Portland’s Next Mayor! Thanks to youth activism organization NextUp Oregon (who have recently endorsed Teressa!) a…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 6:06 PM

What are you doing to honor Voters Rights?

What are you doing to honor Voters Rights? Don’t forget to register to vote! Today is a busy one for team Raiford! Please join us online where we will have two fundraisers hosted by campaign supporters.  First up will be a fundraiser led by SNCC member Kare…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
April 7, 2020 at 4:20 AM

43 Days Left - 5 Ways You Can Help

43 Days Left - 5 Ways You Can Help With the Primaries quickly approaching we need our community. Here are 5 ways you can support Portland’s Next Mayor. Past photo when Teressa ran for City Council in 2014 with good friend, Historian and supporter Tanya …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 12:03 AM

Sign our petition: Demand Local Stimulus!

Sign our petition: Demand Local Stimulus! This is only a drop in the bucket compared to the actual need in our city. It is not enough money, and payments are limited to only 2,000 households a For Immediate Release March 30, 2020 Contact: Teressa Raiford, T…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 30, 2020 at 2:06 AM

Virtual Mayoral Debate - Tomorrow Night!

Virtual Mayoral Debate - Tomorrow Night! Tune in Monday night from 6pm to 7:15pm PT for a Mayoral debate. Submit your own questions through PDX City Club! Tune in this coming Monday night from 6 to 7:15pm Pacific Time for a Mayoral debate hosted by Portland…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 11:42 PM

Meet us online for Friday night phone banking!

Meet us online for Friday night phone banking! REMINDER: Join Us For Tonight’s Phone Bank Training Led By Our Field Organizers At 5:00pm, Pacific Time (PT). Join us for a phone bank training led by our field organizers tonight at 5:00pm, Pacific Time (PT). …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 1:23 AM

Staying safe during COVID-19

Staying safe during COVID-19 It’s up to us to make the power of community even more apparent during these times; kindness and patience go a long way, so let’s place a priority on Donate to this grassroots powered campaign today! …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM

Less than 70 Days to VOTE!

Less than 70 Days to VOTE! We’re making HISTORY on May 19th. Have you donated to our campaign or signed up to volunteer? Thank you to all of the supporters, including those just joining our newsletters and campaign. Every day is flying by as we get closer …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 1:18 AM

77 days until the Primaries! Are you ready to vote Raiford2020?

77 days until the Primaries! Are you ready to vote Raiford2020? Vote Teressa Raiford for Portland’s next Mayor on May 19, 2020. March is going to be filled with opportunities for civic participation and volunteerism; hit the streets with us and get out the …
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 6:11 AM

The People’s Platform

The People’s Platform Please read on for our committee’s statements on Black History Month and presenting The Peoples’ Platform. Read on for our committee’s statement on Black History Month and the introduction of our People’s Platform. Only 13 …
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
February 12, 2020 at 7:37 PM

It's time for community to show up!

It's time for community to show up! Our campaign is gaining momentum and the primaries are coming up faster than you think. Catch Team Raiford at these upcoming events and get involved.  Thank you to Tokeativity, Cascade High and Cannabis Collaborative Conf…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
January 27, 2020 at 1:56 AM

Canvas season is the time for social change!

Canvas season is the time for social change! THANK YOU to Oregon Womxn's Campaign School, Tokeativity, Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association + our growing team of supporters! 'Elect Her' by Ameya Okamoto January has been busy for team Raiford; back t…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
January 18, 2020 at 12:22 AM

Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! “The time is always right to do what is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. This grassroots campaign has been made possible by volunteer support over the last year and a half.  As we move towards May, your involvement is more impor…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
January 13, 2020 at 6:56 AM

Endorsement interviews, candidate forums, house parties and more!

Endorsement interviews, candidate forums, house parties and more! This week, join us at John Liu's house party in the Laurelhurst neighborhood! Donate to Raiford 2020 Make your New Years Resolution to #ElectHer! …
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
January 3, 2020 at 4:40 AM

Loss of a Leader

Loss of a Leader My personal condolences and reflection on the passing of Commissioner Nick Fish. “This afternoon when we heard the news of Commissioner Nick Fish's passing, my heart broke for his family and loved ones. Lets hope to…
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 29, 2019 at 7:04 PM

Everyone's invited - Today's the day

Everyone's invited - Today's the day This is a reminder for today’s Holiday Fundraising party, taking place at the Raiford 2020 Headquarters in Portland’s King neighborhood.  This is a reminder for today’s Holiday Fundraising party taking place at the Raifo…
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 28, 2019 at 7:10 PM

Last Canvass of the Year!

Last Canvass of the Year! Today, I’m leading a canvass with my mom, who was born and raised in Portland and is still well-connected with her community just like me. Today, my Mom is leading a canvass by knocking on doors and talking to neighbors for our cam…
Teressa for Mayor · [email protected]
December 22, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Update: Our fundraising party has moved dates!

Update: Our fundraising party has moved dates! We have rescheduled our party for December 29th, 2019 Update: Our holiday fundraising party has moved to Sunday, December 29th, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has planned on atten…
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 22, 2019 at 8:24 PM

❄Happy Holidays from Raiford 2020

❄Happy Holidays from Raiford 2020 Fundraising for our campaign is up 74% this month - that means Teressa’s message is spreading and we have all of you to thank. Happy Holidays friends, We’re feeling good about 2020.  This month, volunteers have really activ…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 18, 2019 at 6:26 AM

How do Portlanders Feel About Police Accountability and Civic Participation?

How do Portlanders Feel About Police Accountability and Civic Participation? Last night Teressa attended a community conversation held at PCC South East campus with the Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations. Let’s get Teressa Raiford elected as …
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 13, 2019 at 4:48 AM

20 Days - We Need Your Support, Now

20 Days - We Need Your Support, Now My campaign has mobilized over 100 volunteers, engaged nearly 200 supporters & gathered more than $10K in donations since announcing my intent to run. Dear supporter,   The last few months of our campaign have been sp…
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 3:26 AM

20 Days - We Need Your Support, Now

20 Days - We Need Your Support, Now My campaign has mobilized over 100 volunteers, engaged nearly 200 supporters & gathered more than $10K in donations since announcing my intent to run. Dear supporter,   The last few months of our campaign have been sp…
Teressa Raiford 2020 for Mayor · [email protected]
December 7, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Open House is Here - Today and Tomorrow!

Open House is Here - Today and Tomorrow! Meet and greet our campaign team and join in on active workshops involving canvassing, phone-banking and the importance of organic outreach. It's officially here - our campaign headquarters open house is happening to…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
November 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Campaign Open House is Almost Here - come by!

Campaign Open House is Almost Here - come by! Our headquarters is nearly ready - we’ve got furniture on the way and the projector is up and running! The open house is happening next week Save the Date for our open house on December 7th and 8th - you're invi…
Teressa for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
November 11, 2019 at 6:23 AM

Veteran's Day 2019: Thank you for your service!

Veteran's Day 2019: Thank you for your service! The People for Teressa for Mayor are moving forward in a huge way, and we’re glad to have you all along supporting this journey to City Hall!  Teressa's great uncle, Harry Payton Jr., of SW Portland “Feeling …
Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 3:40 AM

✅ Oregon Political Tax Credit - Use it or lose it!

✅ Oregon Political Tax Credit - Use it or lose it! Have you heard of the Oregon Political Tax Credit? When you donate to a political campaign in Oregon, you are reimbursed by a $50 tax credit in 2020.  Donate to Raiford2020 today: Your donations will sustain this campaig…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
October 29, 2019 at 4:49 AM

New Campaign HQ + House Parties Scheduled!

New Campaign HQ + House Parties Scheduled! We’re scheduling a 2 day kick off party for an opportunity to have supporters check out the new digs and meet the committee. Please save the date! Our committee has a campaign HQ! The People for Teressa for Mayor 2…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
October 17, 2019 at 5:51 PM

Talking Cannabis + Greater Portland NOW!

Talking Cannabis + Greater Portland NOW! We will be joining Paul Stanford on his radio show this Friday; Let’s open up a platform where we can speak openly and constructively about cannabis! This past Sunday Teressa had the opportunity of meeting with Great…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
October 9, 2019 at 7:06 PM

We have OFFICIALLY filed our candidacy: Raiford 2020!

We have OFFICIALLY filed our candidacy: Raiford 2020! The Committee for Teressa Raiford for Mayor have released a statement that Teressa has officially filed her candidacy! The committee would like to  The Committee for Teressa Raiford for Mayor …
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
October 4, 2019 at 9:45 PM

We're filing October 7th!

We're filing October 7th! October 7th we will be heading to City Hall to turn in the signatures of over 100 Portland campaign supporters for Oregon Accountable Elections. Donate to the Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 Campaign today! …
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
September 25, 2019 at 7:17 PM

🚲Active Transportation Matters: Let's Move Portland Forward, Together!

🚲Active Transportation Matters: Let's Move Portland Forward, Together! Last nights' gathering with advocates from the active transportation community is an example of how honest communication can facilitate real solution  (Photo courtesy of @NoMoreFree…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
September 23, 2019 at 2:50 PM

🎂Happy 49th Birthday, Teressa! 🎂

🎂Happy 49th Birthday, Teressa! 🎂 Today we will celebrate Teressa's 49th Birthday! Join us for coffee and canvassing this morning in downtown! Join us in wishing Teressa a very happy 49th Birthday! Here's to many more. Donate to the Raiford 2020 Campa…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
September 19, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Exciting News on the Campaign Front: House Party Annoucements + Open and Accountable Elections Eligibility

Exciting News on the Campaign Front: House Party Annoucements + Open and Accountable Elections Eligibility  House Party Announcements for September & Official Candidate Filing Has Begun! House Party Announcements for September &  Officia…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor · [email protected]
September 3, 2019 at 4:16 AM

Labor Movement Day 2019

Labor Movement Day 2019 Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Saturday with the #LoadedChallenge. We made over 10% of our goal on day one which is progress to cele... Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Saturday with the #LoadedChallenge. We made over…
Teressa Raiford for Mayor 2020 · [email protected]
August 31, 2019 at 1:47 AM

🗳️ Labor Day Weekend: 🍔The #LoadedChallenge Is Here!

🗳️ Labor Day Weekend: 🍔The #LoadedChallenge Is Here! Portland hip-hop artist & Hype Queen Karma Rivera is kicking off Labor Day at Portland’s Best Food Cart to support local activist Teressa Raiford!  Labor Day Weekend: The #LoadedChallenge is Here!   Portland hip-…
Raiford 2020 · [email protected]
August 23, 2019 at 9:42 PM

Join the Raiford 2020 team for Labor Day weekend!

Join the Raiford 2020 team for Labor Day weekend! Kick-off Labor Day Weekend with us at Kee's Loaded Kitchen on Saturday, August 31st, 12-3pm. Have you joined us at an event this summer? Join the Raiford 2020 team for some upcoming events! …
Raiford 2020 · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Join Teressa today at Miracles Central!

Join Teressa today at Miracles Central! We need your help to build a grassroots movement! Come here about why Teressa is the leader Portland needs.   Organizing meet up at Miracles Central Friday, August 9th from 6-8 pm | 1306 NE 2nd Ave …
Teressa for PDX Mayor · [email protected]
August 6, 2019 at 10:48 PM

Thank you!

Thank you! Your support has helped us establish meaningful outreach and important strategies for community building.  Share Tweet Forward   Greetings …