People suffering from addiction need help, not criminal punishments. This measure does not legalize any drugs; it would establish a humane, health-based approach to addressing drug addiction.People will no longer be arrested and put in jail simply for possession of small amounts of drugs. Instead, they will be connected to the right treatment or recovery services, including housing assistance, to help them get their lives back on track.
Did you know that Black communities experience among the most regressive health outcomes due to tobacco-related illness, costing families money while Big Tobacco profits? Tobacco has a disproportionate and dangerous impact on individuals and families living addiction, and it’s still the #1 cause of preventable death in Oregon.
The Portland NAACP is a proud endorser of YES on 108, and we’re excited to share with you all why we’ve thrown our support behind this critical ballot measure by partnering with YES on 108 for a Facebook LIVE and Zoom event on Friday, October 2nd to spread the word and mobilize the Black community for this critical ballot measure.
$8.6 million is now available for clean energy projects in Portland! The Portland Clean
Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) is seeking proposals for clean energy projects
by and for communities of color and other marginalized Portlanders. Application period
is open until November 16, and lots of support is being offered to community-based
organizations that need assistance or translation to apply.