We don’t have to tell you that this election on November 3 will have incredible repercussions not just for the LGBTQ community but for all Oregonians.
That’s why the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC has been hard at work, interviewing pro-LGBTQ candidates in local and statewide races. You can find the complete list of Equality PAC candidate endorsements and greenlights here.
There are a number of ballot measures that also have so much at stake for our communities, which is why we’re supporting:
- Yes on Measure 110: Measure 110 will shift us from punishing drug addiction to using a health-based, treatment-first approach, focusing on treatment, not criminalization. It’s a more humane, effective approach that will save lives. Learn more at: https://voteyeson110.org/
- Yes on Measure 26-217 (Portland): Measure 26-217 is a major step forward to increase transparency and accountability in policing. It’s time for citizen oversight, and Measure 26-217 will provide this. Learn more: https://realpoliceaccountability.org/
- Approve Referendum 90 Washington: Referendum 90 will uphold the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students. Comprehensive sex education is vital for LGBTQ students, because when they see themselves represented in curriculum, they’re more affirmed outside of the classroom as well. Learn more: https://www.approve90wa.org/
Have questions or troubles with your ballot? Find information on the Oregon Secretary of State website.
Now you’ve learned about what’s at stake in the upcoming election, join in and take action to spread the word to voters throughout Oregon!