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People with addictions need treatment, not punishment. One to two Oregonians die from drug overdoses every day, sometimes while waiting to get into treatment. For people with addictions, this is a matter of life or death. 

Criminalizing addiction makes many people struggling with addictions too fearful to reach out for help, and even a low-level possession charge can saddle them with a criminal record that can prevent them from obtaining housing, employment, professional licenses and more. People with addictions need help not punishment. That’s why healthcare providers, educators, racial justice leaders, parents, law enforcement officials, and other Oregonians throughout the state agree: it’s time for a more humane, effective approach to addiction.

That’s why this November, we will be voting yes on this measure!

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Aaron Barber-Strong
IBEW

Aaron Cazares
Business Owner

Alexia DeLeon
Ph.D., NCC, Mental Health Counseling-Addictions Specialist

Alexis Lanham
Former Treatment Aid, Eugene

Alexandra Elizabeth Kiesling

Alex Riedlinger
Africa House

Alison Duren-Sutherland

Alissa Kummer

Alison Axland

Alison Duren-Sutherland

Alison Perry
Veteran Recovery Ranch

Alma Hartmna

Amanda Marshall
Former US Attorney, McMinnville

Amanda Yampolsky

Amanda Zentz-Alo
Pastor, Central Lutheran

Amber Langston
Business Consultant

Amelie Rousseau
St. Helens High School CTE Teacher

Amity May Calvin

Amy Henry
Educator and Counselor, Benson Polytechnic High School

Anabel Reyes
Social Worker, Medford

Andrea Meyer
Director of Government Affairs, AARP

Andrew Clay
Peer Recovery Mentor

Andrew Molitor

Andy Nelson
Executive Director, Impact Northwest

Andy Seaman
MD, Drug Addiction Medicine Researcher; Healthcare for the Homeless Clinician

Angie Morrill
PPS Director of Indian Programs

Anita Ward
Certified Recovery Mentor, Gresham

Anna Rhodes
Elementary School Teacher, Redmond

Anthony Johnson
Chief Petitioner, Drug Reform Policy Advocate

Anthony Medina
Oregon School Boards Association Board Members of Color Caucus, Woodburn School Board

Antoinette Edwards
Portland Office of Youth Violence Prevention (retired)

Anudeep Dewan
Asian Family Center

Anya Valsamakis

Ashley Atwood
Substance Abuse and Crisis Counselor, Neahkahnie High School, Tillamook County

Aysa Klocke

Bear Wilner-Nugent
Attorney

Becca Uherbelau
Executive Director, Our Oregon

Benjamin Brubaker
Administrative Coordinator, White Bird Clinic

Betsy Elizabeth Lattig

Beverly Stein
Former Multnomah County Chair

Bill Graupp
Oregon School Boards Association Board Members of Color Caucus, No. Marion School Board

Billie Andrade
Treatment and Recovery Service Provider

Blanca Gutierrez
Teacher, Rogue Valley

Blossem De Groat

Bo Bonotto
Community Leader, Bend

Bob Hornstein
Director of Community Relations, Jewish Federation

Bobbie Regan
Former Long-Time Portland School Board Member

Bobby Byrd
Drug Policy Reform Activist

Bradley Buchheit
MD and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Breana Evans

Briana Correa

Brian Vik

Bryce Baker
Forest Grove Resident

Brandi Jordan
Impact Northwest

Brandon David Bencomo
Business Owner, Medford

Brent Canode
Executive Director, The Alano Club of Portland

Brian David Bencomo
ER medical provider, Rogue Valley

Bridget Bassett
RN, In Recovery

Camden Beeghly

Carla Gay
Director of Innovation & Partnerships, Gresham Barlow School District

Carmen Rubio
Latino Network, Portland City Commissioner Elect

Carrie Tilton-Jones

Cassandra Kasten-Arias

Catherine Smith

Cecil Prescod

Charles Langford

Charlie Crawford
Homeless Outreach Worker

Chayo Cervantes
Community Activist, Rogue Valley

Cheryl Navaroli
Housing Navigator,
Rebuild Women First

Chloe Pete

Chris Coughlin
Legislative Director, Children First for Oregon

Chris Rubidoux

Chris Smith

Christian Eickelberg
Attorney

Christopher Keith

CJ Robbins
Executive Director, Black Male Achievement

Clark Miller
LCSW, CADC III, Researcher and Psychotherapist

Claudia Little
Moms United/Nurse Practitioner, Ashland

Claudio Rigo De Righi

Connie Yost
Board President, Farm Worker Ministry Northwest
Community Minister, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Cosima Miller

Court Morse
Equity and Inclusion Program Manager, Prosper Portland

Dan Werb
UCSD Drug Researcher

Dave Trost

David Mee
Peer Recovery Mentor, Medford

David Michael Smith
Veteran
Peer Recovery Mentor, Forest Grove

Denise Donohue
Substance Abuse and Crisis Counselor, Tillamook County Schools

Dennis Morrow
Executive Director, Janus Youth Programs

Denny Doyle

Deputy Sheriff Paul Steigleder
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (retired)

Devon Downeysmith
Peer Recovery Mentor, Forest Grove

Diane Linn
Executive Director, Proud Ground

Dominic Lopez
Chair PAC Board AFSCME Council 75; Basic Rights Oregon

Don Jose
Restaurant Owner, Phoenix

Donell Morgan
Ex Dir, Elevate Oregon

Dori Best de Cantu
Therapist, La Clinica

Doug Beeler
Peer Support Specialist, Tillamook

Doug Macbeth
Bend Detox

Doug McVay
Drug Policy Researcher

Doug Nelson
Retired Superintendent, Bend LaPine School District

Doug Wells
National Director, Boys & Girls Club

Dr. Adie Ray
Neuroscientist

Dr. Alexa de Leon
Addiction Medicine, Lewis & Clark College Graduate School

Dr. Alicia Moreland
Addiction Psychiatrist, OHSU ED Avel Gordly Center for Healing

Dr. Brad Anderson
Addiction Medicine Physician

Dr. David Lawrence
Addiction Medicine Physician

Dr. James Hiu
Deputy Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District

Dr. Joel Rice
Addiction Psychiatrist, Blue Mountain Associates

Dr. Joshua Boverman
Medical Directory & Psychiatrist, Wallaway Valley Center for Wellness

Dr. Kelsi Manley, MD

Dr. Kerri Hecox
Oasis Center of Rogue Valley

Dr. Matt Chan, MD
MAT Clinical Director at OHSU Family Medicine at Scappoose Clinic

Dr. Rebecca Cantone
Physician,
Founding Medical Director of an Outpatient Treatment Program

Dr. Rick Bayer MD
FACP,
Chief Petitioner of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act of 1998

Dr. Shay James
Asst Superintendent,
North Clackamas School District

Dr. Todd Korthius
Addiction Medicine Specialist

Ed Blackburn
Executive Director, Central City Concern (Retired)

Eilidh Lowery
United Methodist Pastor, Sellwood Faith Community

Elizabeth Fletcher
Counselor, Eagle Point High School

Elona Dellabough-Gormley
Nurse & Harm Reductionist

Elona Wilson
Organizer, Stand for Children

Emilie Junge
Attorney Specializing in Expungement

Emily Broadwell

Emily Fanjoy
Health Progams Coordinator,
Tides of Change

Eric Burnette
Retired Merchant Marine, Hood River

Erica Alexia Ladesma
Latinx Story Project, Rogue Valley

Erika Bucio

Erica Ledesma
Career Program Specialist, Ashland

Evan Lasley

Fayda Abdulmunem

Francisco Villa
Business Owner, Medford

Frankie DiFerdinando
Certified Addiction Counselor

Gabriela Teodorescu
Rogue Community Health

Gail Nelson
Chief Executive Officer,
Rhinehart Clinic, North Coast

Gaile Parker
BS, CRM, Peer Recovery Mentor

Gail Pearlman

Garrett Fields
Person in Recovery, Medford

Gary Cobb
Treatment and Recovery Service Provider

Gaye Chapman
Teacher, Cleveland High School

George T. Nicola

Gia Naranjo-Rivera
MPA, MA, Johns Hopkins School of Public Heath;
Peace in Schools

Grace Clark

Grace Lanaras, RN

Graham Boyd
Founding Director,
ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project

Gregory Allen Brown
Veteran, Peer Support Specialist, Medford

Hannah Reynolds
Teacher and Coach of Speech & Debate Team,
Neahkahnie High School, Tillamook County

Hannah Slater

Haven Wheelock
Chief Petitioner,
Director of Harm Reduction, OutsideIn

Herbert Rothschild Jr.

Hiag Brown
GIFT - Gang Impacted Family Team; Men Building Men

Honorato Camacho
Restaurant Owner, Phoenix

Hubert Mathews
Central City Concern LEAD Program Manager

Inge Fryklund
Former Assistant State's Attorney
Board Treasurer, Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Irynne Padua
Health Teacher, Benson High School

Israel Salinas
Retail Business Owner, Central Point

J. Ashlee Albies
Civil Rights Attorney

Jacob Hunt
Mental Health and Addictions Counselor

Jaime Rodriguez
American Federation of Teachers

Jairo Leiva
Pastor, Iglesia Monte de Sion, Medford

James Cook
Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition

Jan Boal
Lincoln County Health and Human Services

Jane Kristen Brolsma

Janie Gullickson
Executive Director, Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon

Jason Phillips
RN

Jay Bloom
Retired Non Profit Executive

Jennifer Harper
Service Provider for People with Disabilities, Jackson County

Jenny Lee
Deputy Director, Coalition of Communities of Color

Jenny Manzanares
Recovery Peer

Jessica Gregg
MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU

Jessica Sinacori
Flow Through Therapy

Jessie Wallace

Judi Pitre

Jill Burnette
Small Business Owner, Hood River

Jim Labbe

Jo Strom Lane
Teacher, Roosevelt High School

Joan Ayala
Peer Support Specialist, Tillamook

Joan Goldhammer

Joe McFarrin
President/CEO of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center and Rosemary Anderson High School

John Hummel
District Attorney, Deschutes County

John Wilhelmi
Former Portland Public Schools High School Principal

John Tyler

Jorge Rodas
Pastor, Iglesia Principe De Paz

Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Metro Councilor, Centro Cultural

Judge Judith Matarazzo
Multnomah County Circuit Court

Julianna Lucisano

Julia Scanlon

Justin Low

Justin Martin
Grand Ronde Tribe

Justine Pope
Harm Reductionist

K. Kendall
Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Kahlia Ventura
Inpatient Treatment Supervisor

Kaia Sand
Homeless Advocate

Kalen Forsberg

Karson Hardy
Business Owner, Rogue Valley

Kate Allen
Social Worker on Special Assignment (SWOSA), Portland Public Schools

Kathleen Swift

Kathy McCollum
High Desert Ed Service District (ESD), Deschutes/Crook Co

Katie Frederick

Kayli Meerten
Special Education Instructional Assistant,
Eagle Point High School

Kayse Jama
Executive Director, Unite Oregon

Keith Edwards
First African American President of IBEW

Keith Stone
Small Business Owner, North Coast

Kelly Clendenon

Kelly Poe
Malheur ESD Director of Early Learning

Kelsey C. Priest
PhD, MPh, Opioid Treatment and Policy Researcher

Kevin Fitts
Executive Director, Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association

Kevin Modica
Portland Police (retired)

Korinna Wolfe
Portland Public Schools

Kristen Fleming

Laura Matthiessen

Lee Mercer
Health Care Advocate, Marion County

Leslie Corlis
MPH, Health Care Program Manager

Libra Forde
COO, Self-Enhancement Inc / North Clackamas School Board

Lilly Nickerson
RN, Addiction Medicine Nurse, Columbia County and the coast

Lisa Collins
Educational Consultant
Director, Education Through Engagement

Lisa Gettig
Retired Educator, Bend and Salem

Lisa McCall
Asst Superintendent Tigard/Tualatin School District

Lizbeth Rivero

Lorenzo Johnson
Recovery Peer, Drug Counselor

Lori Theros
Klamath City School Board, Klamath Intensive Case Worker

Lorna Fast Buffalo Horse
Portland Public Schools

Lynda Chick
Registered nurse, Nehalem, Board member of Healthcare Association of Oregon

Madeline Martinez
Latinx retired corrections officer

Margaret Whiting
Mental Health Counselor, Neahkahnie High School, Tillamook County

Mark Gamba
Mayor of Milwaukie

Mark McLoughlin
Teacher, Neahkahnie High School, Tillamook County

Mary Therese Nolan

Matthew Ellis
District Attorney-Elect, Wasco County

Matthew Sheean

Matt Rowe
Coquille City Council

Maxine Latterell
Student Representative, Portland Public School Board

Meesha Blair
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Megan Chen

Melissa Crosby
Instructor, Mount Hood Community College

Melissa Parsons
Attorney

Mia Burch
Nehalem Elementray School

Michelle Chang

Michael Dehn

Michael Gilbert
Epidemiologist, National Expert on Drug Use

Michael Hanna
AFSCME Local 88

Michael Ralls
Director of Social Services, No. Clackamas School District

Michael Rosen

Michael Simpson
Teacher, Nehalem Elementary School and Neahkahnie High School, Tillamook County

Michael Zhang
Rural Expungement Project

Michelle Bartov
Attorney, LaGrande

Michelle DePass
Portland Public School Member

Mike Schmidt
Multnomah County District Attorney Elect

Mike Verbout
Retired Portland Public Schools Principal

Monica Yellow Owl
Certified Prevention Specialist

Monica Zeigler
Elementary Special Educator, Newport

Monse Alegria
Program Coordinator,
Southern Oregon Latinx Programs

Monta Knudson
Executive Director, Bridges to Change

Morgan Godvin
Veteran, In Recovery

Morgan Whitney

Nancy Cox
Basic Rights Oregon

Nancy Hamilton
Oregon Business for Climate

Nancy Haque
Basic Rights Oregon

Natalie Van Leekwijck

Natasha Stevens
Small Business Owner, Manzanita

Nate Macy
Pastor, Yamhill County

Nawwal Moustafa
Director of Middle School Programs, Open School

Neil Franklin
(retired) Police Major,
Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Nina Solis
Mom, Medford

Nora C. Polk

Ofelia Lopez
Home School Consultant Migrant Education,
Southern Oregon Education Service District

Pamela Huntington
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Paul Steigleder

Patrick Brown
Co-founder of Addiction Informed Care Student Advocacy Group

Patrick Cate
Organizer, SEIU

Patrick Lakeman

Patty Katz
In Recovery, Co-founder, Hands Across the Bridge

Paul Schramm
Aftercare Director

Penny Okamoto
Executive Director, Ceasefire Oregon

Peter Buckley
Southern Oregon Success Org,
Former State Representative

Phil Studenberg
Attorney, Klamath Falls

Promise King
Executive Director League of Minority Voters

Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Portland's UnShul/As the Spirit Moves Us

Rabbi Michael Cahana
Temple Beth Israel

Rachael Duke
Executive Director, CPAH-Community Partnership for Affordable Housing

Rachel Nelson
Director of Educational Initiatives & Intergroup Outreach, Jewish Federation

Rachel Seidelman, RN

Rene Lowell
Mazama Student Center, Nurse Practitioner, Klamath Falls

Renee Yandel
Director, HIV Alliance - Central and Southern Oregon

Reverend Dr. W. J. Mark Knutson
Senior Pastor Augustana Lutheran Church

Reyna Lopez
Executive Director, PCUN

Rich Rohde
Medford United Church of Christ

Richard Harris
Founder, Central City Concern & Director, Mental Health and Addiction for the State of Oregon (retired)

Rico Perez
Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER)

Riley Williams
EMT, Rogue Valley

Rev. Dr. J. W. Matt Hennessey
Senior Servant, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church

Rev. M. Lynne Smouse López

Rev. Theresa "Rivka" Gevurtz
Interfaith Minister, Shelter for the Spirit, Gresham

Robert Edward Brown

Robin Plies

Robin Ye
APANO

Rosa Cazares
Business Owner

Rose Kuhnae
Recovery Peer

Roy Moore
Healing Hurt People; Men Building Men

Rusty Bonham
Registered Nurse

Ruth Adkins

Ryan Brown
Counselor

Ryan Dewey
Retail Business Owner, Cannon Beach

Sahaan McKelvey
Director of Restoration and Identification, Self Enhancement, Inc.

Sam Callero

Sam Downey
Forest Grove

Sandra Kay Joos

Sara Fitchett
Retail Business Owner, Albany

Sarah Armstrong
ACLU Oregon

Sarah Duff
Business Owner

Sarah Kolb
Recovery Peer, Medford

Sasha Kosek
Chemical Engineer, Eugene

Scott Perry
Superintendent, Southern Oregon Education Service District (Retired)

Sean Garland
Sherwood City Council

Sean Suib
Executive Director, New Avenues for Youth

Serena Cruz
former Multnomah County Commissioner

Sergeant Pete Tutmark
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (retired)

Sergio Guitierrez
Addiction Counselor, Polk County Addiction Services

Shanice Clarke
Director of Community Engagement, Portland Public Schools

Shannon Olive
Executive Director, WomenFirst Transition & Referral Center

Sheilagh Diez

Sherry Lynn Genauer

Sonja Freeman
Peer Recovery Mentor, The Miracles Club

Spencer Kenley

Stephen Chee Shan Chang

Steve Brennan

Steve Lowell
Klamath County School Board, small businessperson

Steve Naganuma
Teacher, Benson Polytechnic High School

Steve Rudman
Executive Director, Home Forward (retired)

Steven Eggert
Central Oregon Veteran Recovery Ranch

Taylor Ripley

Telia Anderson
Addiction Peer Professionals Trainer

Terri Steenbergen
Executive Director, Harbor Astoria Women’s Resource Center, Clatsop County

Terry Myers
formerly with Community Justice Coalition, CODA

Thais Kelly

Titan Marval
Peer support Specialist, Josephine County

Tom DeJardin
Executive Director, Mt. Scott Learning Center

Tom Imeson
Business Leader

Tony Lai
Licensed Professional Counselor

Tony Mann
Superintendent, Molalla River School District

Trisha Todd
Teacher, Grant High School

Ty Brack

Unity Mason
La Clínica, Rogue Valley

Victoria Bencomo
Southern Oregon Education Services District

Virginia Camberos
Unite, Rogue Valley

Virginia Connell
Nurse Educator and Trauma RN

Watt Childress
Business Owner, Cannon Beach

Ximena Levander
MD, Addiction Medicine Physician & Researcher

Zaira Sanchez

Zavi Borja
Latino Outdoors Central Oregon

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