ACTION ALERT: Senate Bill 844 needs your support.

Got 60 seconds this afternoon?

CAN YOU CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 844?

As you’ve maybe read about in The Oregonian, (they’ve written about our bill twice this week!), the Bus Project’s push to expunge petty pot crimes has directly led to some legislative victories.

CAN YOU CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 844?

We called over 1000 Oregonians who signed our petition and as many as 200 messages were delivered to our legislators asking for a commitment to expunge petty pot crimes, which would reduce institutional barriers to housing, education and employment and begin to rectify the War on Drugs. Our Phone Bank made the local news, too.

With 3400-A passed through both chambers with bipartisan support and signed by the Governor yesterday, we have an opportunity for one final success in a legislative session already filled with some big victories.

CAN YOU CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 844?

This morning, Senate Bill 844 passed out of chamber, and is heading to a vote in the House as early as tomorrow. This legislation would reduce the amount of time an Oregonian under the age of 21 has to wait to expunge their misdemeanors related to nonviolent marijuana crimes. This bill will provide a desperately needed leg-up to many Oregonians who are victims of our War on Drugs and are having difficulty obtaining education, housing and employment with these irrelevant records that shouldn’t ruin people’s lives.

Think about how much more you’ll enjoy this warm summer day knowing you reminded your legislator that you want to see fairer and more just criminal reform laws in Oregon. Look up your legislator and tell them why you think we should expunge these records and let working Oregonians and their families get on with their lives.

CAN YOU CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 844?


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Who: You, hopefully!

What: Taking just one minute to call your friendly Representative and Senator (look ’em up here!) and ask for support for Senate Bill 844. 

What’s that? It’s a bill likely going for a vote tomorrow (Friday!). It’d make it easier for young Oregonians to clean their records of petty marijuana crimes.

Why: Because Oregon made history when we legalized marijuana, but many families are still caught up in the ramifications of a misplaced criminal justice system, and past marijuana charges shouldn’t continue to ruin young Oregonians lives. This legislation is part of the Bus Project’s #FreshStartOregoncampaign.

How can I help? Look up your legislator and leave them a friendly message asking them to support #FreshStartOregon and to VOTE YES on SB 844. They’ll be happy to hear from you! You can also SHARE our facebook post or RETWEET us as well to help spread the word.

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