Hey Portland,

it's been awhile but we just wanted to check in and see how you're doing with everything going on.

It's gonna be alright, you're gonna win the fight.

We wanted to let you know you are not a nuisance. You are amazing and a worthwhile part of our community. Your struggling is not an indication of any personal failures, it's a sign of our communities failure to provide you with a fair shot..

We haven't done enough to help you. We are deeply sorry for that and working to better that.

Yes, we all bear some personal responsibility for our own life choices, but its important for you to know that the system is terribly rigged against you. To be honest, with the system as it is you never really had the chance previous generations had.

It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.

Change is coming, We promise. And we hate to ask but we need you to hold on for a little longer.

As the falloutĀ of the Winter of '45 continues its meanderings through our court system, we're going to learn a lot more about how Portland is rigged and who's been doing all the rigging over the years. But to do that democratically is going to still take some time. (Maybe City Hall should get some more attention while that's going on?)

In the meantime, keep up the great work and don't forget to do the readings.

We are incredibly proud of you all. Y'all some tough mother fuckers.

Always Love,

The Zeros Singing for You

P.S. It's disappointing we can join the summer of George but we'll see you next season same bat time, same bat channel.