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“People need to know how unfair our current system is to people of color,” says Bobby Byrd, a Yes on 110 campaign organizer who testified to the measure’s racial and ethnic impacts.  Oregon voters passed Measure 110 in Tuesday’s General Election.

“People need to know how unfair our current system is to people of color,” says Bobby Byrd, a Yes on 110 campaign organizer who testified to the measure’s racial and ethnic impacts. Oregon voters passed Measure 110 in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Voters Reduce Drug Offense Penalties

Measure puts Oregon in lead for decriminalization

Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.

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Measure Reduces Black Arrests by 94%

Ballot proposal evaluated for racial and ethnic impacts

A proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot to decriminalize drug offenses in Oregon and provide drug treatment alternatives would reduce drug arrests of Black Oregonians by 94%.