Endorsements

The following organizations and individuals stand with New Approach Washington in calling for an end to failed marijuana policies, and endorse Initiative 502:

Newspapers

The Columbian
The Lewiston Tribune
Mercer Island Reporter
The Olympian
The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
The Seattle Times
The Sammamish Review
The SnoValley Star
The Spokesman-Review
The Stranger
The Wenatchee World
Whidbey News-Times
 

Organizations

ACLU of Washington
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
Children's Alliance
El Centro de la Raza
Fuse Washington
Green Party of Washington State
King County Bar Association
Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Legal Voice
Marijuana Policy Project
Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle
Minority Executive Directors Coalition
NAACP Alaska, Oregon and Washington State-Area Conference
NAACP, Tacoma Branch
NAACP, Yakima Branch
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – Seattle Chapter
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
National Organization for Women - Washington Chapter
Office & Professional Employees International Union – Local 8
Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS)
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Professional & Technical Employees, Local 17
Progreso: Latino Progress Alliance
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
Sailors’ Union of the Pacific
Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Surge Northwest
Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective
Washington CAN!
Washington State Democrats
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Young Democrats of Washington State
Benton County Democrats
Clallam County Democrats
Franklin County Democrats
King County Democrats
Kitsap County Democrats
Lewis County Democrats
Lincoln County Democrats
Pierce County Democrats
Skagit County Democrats
Snohomish County Democrats
Spokane County Democrats
Thurston County Democrats
Whatcom County Democrats
Whitman County Democrats
Yakima County Democrats
1st Legislative District Democrats
5th Legislative District Democrats
8th Legislative District Democrats
11th Legislative District Democrats
14th Legislative District Democrats
21st Legislative District Democrats
23rd Legislative District Democrats
26th Legislative District Democrats
30th Legislative District Democrats
31st Legislative District Democrats
32nd Legislative District Democrats
33rd Legislative District Democrats
34th Legislative District Democrats
36th Legislative District Democrats
37th Legislative District Democrats
38th Legislative District Democrats
39th Legislative District Democrats
40th Legislative District Democrats
41st Legislative District Democrats
43rd Legislative District Democrats
44th Legislative District Democrats
45th Legislative District Democrats
46th Legislative District Democrats
47th Legislative District Democrats
48th Legislative District Democrats
 

Individuals

Robert Alsdorf, former King County Superior Court Judge
Sherry Appleton, Washington State Representative
Rev. Steve E. Baber, Pastor, Skyway United Methodist Church
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Councilmember
Michael Baumgartner, U.S. Senate Candidate
Harriet Bullitt, CEO, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Tim Burgess, Seattle City Councilmember
Rev. Leslie David Braxton, Senior Pastor, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
Barbara Brenner, Whatcom County Councilmember
Lisa Brown, Washington State Senate Majority Leader
Maralyn Chase, Washington State Senator
Bill Clapp, President and Co-Founder, Seattle International Foundation
Sally J. Clark, Seattle City Council President
Richard Conlin, Seattle City Councilmember
Dow Constantine, King County Executive
Benjamin S. Danielson, MD, Clinic Director, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
Hans Dunshee, Washington State Representative
Jodie Emery, publisher, Cannabis Culture Magazine
Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis policy reform advocate
Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof, Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
Jan (Michels) Erickson, former Executive Director, Washington State Bar Association
Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD, Founder of Be Alef Meditative Synagogue
Cynthia G. Ferrucci, MD, University of Washington Health System
Rob Fieldman, former State Director, Washington Career and Technical Education, OSPI
Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State Representative
David Frockt, Washington State Senator
Jean Godden, Seattle City Councilmember
Roger Goodman, Washington State Representative
Larry Gossett, King County Councilmember
Judge James P. Gray (Ret.), U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate
Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Councilmember
Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative
Sam Hunt, Washington State Representative
Anders Ibsen, Tacoma City Councilmember
Laurie Jinkins, Washington State Representative
Gary Johnson, U.S. Presidential Candidate and former New Mexico governor
Ruth Kagi, Washington State Representative
Adam Kline, Washington State Senator
Gene Knutson, Bellingham City Councilmember
Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Senator
Richard Lee, founder, Oaksterdam University
Cathy Lehman, Bellingham City Councilmember
Anne Levinson, former Seattle Municipal Court Judge and former Seattle Deputy Mayor
Nick Licata, Seattle City Councilmember
Marko Liias, Washington State Representative
Kelli Linville, Bellingham Mayor
Rev. Carl L. Livingston, Jr., Senior Pastor, Kingdom Christian Center
Yvonne Lopez-Morton, Spokane Community Activist
Jim McDermott, U. S. Congressperson
Joan McBride, Kirkland Mayor
Ryan Mello, Tacoma City Councilmember
Charles Mandigo, former Special Agent in Charge, Seattle Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dorothy Holland Mann, PhD, MPH, former Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Public Health Service
Ken Mann, Whatcom County Councilmember
Michael McGinn, Seattle Mayor
Luis Moscoso, Washington State Representative
Dick Muri, Pierce County Councilmember
Ed Murray, Washington State Senator
Sharon Nelson, Washington State Senator
David A. Nichols, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge, Ret.
Greg Nickels, former Seattle City Mayor
Toby Nixon, Kirkland City Councilmember
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Councilmember
Jamie Pedersen, Washington State Representative
Katrina C. Pflaumer, former U.S. Attorney, Western District of Washington
Margarita Prentice, Washington State Senator
Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Councilmember
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Representative
Mary Helen Roberts, Washington State Representative
Cindy Ryu, Washington State Representative
Mike Sells, Washington State Representative
Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2009-2011), King County Executive (1996-2009), and King County Councilmember (1985-1996)
Derrick Skaug, Pullman City Councilmember
Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief
Steve Strachan, King County Sheriff
Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma Mayor
Ben Stuckart, Spokane City Council President
Jolene Unsoeld, former U.S. Congresswoman and Washington State Representative
Dave Upthegrove, Washington State Representative
John Urquhart, King County Sheriff Candidate
Ken Valz, former Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor
Rev. Percy Happy Watkins, Senior Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church
Carl Weimer, Whatcom County Councilmember
Jack Weiss, Bellingham City Councilmember
Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, RN, Harborview Medical Center
 

 

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