To Stop Mass Incarceration, Rebuild Communities, Deliver More Treatment
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus endorsed a Yes vote on Issue 1 today to put an end to the mass incarceration of people suffering from addiction, an issue that disproportionally affects people of color.
“When we look at the history of incarceration, specifically people of color, for poor people, we have not been working collectively, innovatively to really try to help people. We have actually monetized people’s pain. Issue 1 will create a pathway for us to stop treating people like commodities and really look into their hearts and see people for who they really are,” said Rep. Stephanie Howse, D-Cleveland, President of the OLBC.
“The Yes on Issue 1 campaign thanks the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus for their endorsement on Issue 1. A Yes on Issue 1 will bring more treatment and safer communities to Ohio. We want to provide a route towards treatment and recovery, away from the flawed prison system, for those who are suffering from addiction,” said Dennis Willard, spokesperson for the Yes on Issue 1 campaign.
Paid for by Ohio Safe & Healthy Communities Campaign