Part of our mission at Human Solutions is to advocate with our community for policies and investments that expand housing and economic opportunity, eliminate wealth inequality and end poverty. One way we do that is by endorsing the local and state ballot measures that we think help us meet our mission to counter the forces that keep people and communities in poverty by building relationships and assets that create opportunity – today and for future generations.

As you likely know, the November 3rd election is incredibly important, nationally and here at home in Oregon. The opportunities presented in the five ballot measures Human Solutions is endorsing could be far-reaching and impactful for the people who call East Multnomah County home. East Portland/East Multnomah County is our home and the heart of our investments, advocacy and programs.

We urge you to support these measures when you vote in this election. The title of each measure is a link to more information so you can read about each one for yourself.

Not registered to vote? You can register in Oregon online until October 13th. 

Multnomah County Measure 26-214: Preschool for All

What it does: Creates income tax on high income households to fund tuition-free preschool for all.

Multnomah County Measure 26-211: Library Bond Issue

What it does: Would authorize Multnomah County to issue $387M in bonds to finance library renovations and to impose property tax of $61 per $100k of assessed value to repay.

Oregon Measure 110: Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative

What it does: Reduces to “violation” the simple possession of a controlled substance. Allocates cannabis tax and prison savings to treatment programs.

Portland Measure 26-217: Police Oversight Board Charter Amendment

What it does: Would amend City Charter to establish new police oversight board with expanded oversight powers.

Portland Measure 26-213: Recreation and Parks Levy

What it does: Enacts a tax at the rate of $80 per $100,000 of assessed value to fund rec programs and park services in Portland