The Latest to Endorse Legalization in Washington: Pastors and Physicians of Color and El Centro de La Raza

Last night, Dr. Benjamin Danielson, a practicing pediatrician and clinical professor at the University of Washington, became the latest in a long list of people who have endorsed initiative 502, the state initiative to legalize marijuana.

The New Approach Washington campaign has worked hard to engage communities of color on this issue (see this article from December) and it's succeeding. Recent endorsers include: Reverends Leslie Braxton, Steve E. Baber, and Carl Livingston; King County Councilman Larry Gossett; former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (and former King County Executive) Ron Sims; and many others including Mayor McGinn, city and state legislators, former judges, former FBI agents and police chiefs, and Seattle's city attorney.

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