Citizens for Community Values opposes Issue 1, which makes possession of any amount of deadly drugs nothing more than a misdemeanor, and forbids jail sentencing for the first two offenses, no matter what quantities of drugs are involved.
4 REASONS TO OPPOSE ISSUE 1
1. During our state’s deadly opioid crisis, Issue 1 prohibits police officers from arresting individuals possessing deadly and dangerous drugs – including heroin and fentanyl. Issue 1 makes the penalty for possessing these drugs the same as a traffic violation.
2. Issue 1 enables the immediate release of as many as 10,000 felony offenders from Ohio prisons into our communities.
3. Out-of-state activists are funding Issue 1. People like George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg have poured millions into this initiative that would devastate our communities.
4. Issue 1 puts Ohio drug law in the Constitution, where it can be changed only through lengthy process and vote of the electorate. Ohio will be unable to respond rapidly to any new drug threat.
PROTECT OUR FAMILIES. SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES.
VOTE NO ON ISSUE 1.