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“When Hardesty took her seat [on Portland city council] she didn’t know about any of this... The racist remark, the complaints, the firing, the 6-figure settlement, the pension—it was all a secret. The city council, the PD, and city officials had covered it up for nearly 2 years”
After reading the accounts of the terrible racist comments so they were on record, Hardesty (whose real name might be Badassery) said, “If it was up to me, I’d say, ‘Let’s go to arbitration. Let’s fight the good fight because even if we lose it...”
“...we send a very strong message that this is just not acceptable. That you don’t get to sit in roll call and make racist comments and you don’t get a payday on top of your city-paid retirement.”
“And this is why voting isn’t about a president or senator. This is why it is important to have a seat at the table. Just one city councilperson can effect change....And this time, it was a black woman because...

Isn’t it always?”
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