Endorsements

The following people and organizations have endorsed Proposition 19. To submit your endorsement of the initiative, click here.

Law Enforcement

  • National Black Police Association
  • National Latino Officers Association
  • San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara (Ret.)
  • Seattle Police Chief and San Diego Deputy Police Chief Norm Stamper (Ret.)
  • Former Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Stephen Downing
  • Former Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney William John Cox
  • Former Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff David Sinclair
  • Former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff MacKenzie Allen
  • Former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Jeff Studdard
  • Former Sutter County Deputy Sheriff Nate Bradley
  • Former Yolo County Resident Deputy Sheriff Danny Maynard
  • Humboldt County Sheriff’s Captain Stephen Cobine (Ret.)
  • Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Gray (Ret.)
  • San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan (Ret.)
  • Former Senior Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney and Prosecutor Jeffrey Schwartz
  • Former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and California Administrative Law Judge Mike Schmier
  • Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Walter Clark (Ret.)
  • Former Orange County Senior Reserve Park Ranger L. Lawrence Baird
  • Oakland City Attorney John Russo
  • Former Community Prosecutor James Anthony, Oakland City Attorney’s Office
  • Los Angeles Police Department Narcotics Detective David Doddridge (Ret.)
  • Former San Jose Police Department Narcotics Detective Russ Jones
  • Former Los Angeles Senior Police Specialist Walter McKay
  • United States Air Force Security Forces Officer John Darker, Anderson, CA
  • Former United States Military Police Officer Dr. Nina Graves, Santa Barbara, CA
  • United States Navy Officer and Intelligence Specialist Larry Talley (Ret.)
  • California Correctional Peace Officer William Baldwin (Ret.)
  • California Correctional Peace Officer Madeline Martinez (Ret.)
  • Mohave County Deputy Probation Officer Joe Miller (Ret.)
  • Former Lakeport Police Officer Rick Erickson
  • Former San Francisco Police Officer Bill Dake
  • Former Torrance Police Officer Kyle Kazan
  • Former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General John Amabile, Tisbury, MA
  • Atlanta, Georgia State’s Attorney Jay Fisher
  • Former American Samoa Attorney General’s Office Chief Prosecutor and Municipal Prosecutor for Washington Cities Jim Doherty
  • New Jersey State Police Detective Lieutenant Jack Cole (Ret.)
  • New Hampshire State Police Officer Paul MacLean (Ret.)
  • Retired Bristol, Vermont Police Chief and Saint Albans, Vermont Police Chief Tim Datig
  • Former Deputy Sheriff Leo E. Laurence, J.D., Central Missouri
  • Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer Dwayne Sessom, Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Former Davis County, Utah Deputy Constable Bret Black
  • Retired Washington Superior Court Judge David Nichols
  • Retired Police Captain Peter Christ, Syracuse, New York.
  • Former Spokane, Washington Police Department Narcotics Investigator Jay Fleming
  • Former Corrections Official Michael Gilbert, San Antonio, Texas
  • Former Department of Corrections Sniper and K-9 Narcotics Dog Trainer Rusty White, Bridgeport, Texas
  • National Black Police Association Executive Director and former Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Officer Ronald Hampton
  • Former Baltimore Police Officer Peter Moskos
  • Burlington, Ontario, Canada Law Enforcement Officer Alison Myrden (Ret.)
  • Law Enforcement Officer Tony Ryan (Ret.), Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Physicians and Doctors

  • United States Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, MD (Ret.)
  • Dr. Larry Bedard, Former President of the American College of Emergency Physicians*, Sausalito, CA
  • Dr. Newton Harband, Retired Oncologist, Past President, Stanford Medical School Alumni Association*, San Rafael, CA
  • Dr. Daniel Susott, MD, MPH, Medical Director, World Family Foundation*, San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Floyd Huen, MD, Board of Trustees, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA
  • Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
  • Dr. Lester Grinspoon, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Norfolk, MA
  • Dr. Julie Holland, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, New York
  • Dr, Leonard Krivitsky, MD, DD, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Frank H. Lucido, MD, Family Practitioner, Berkeley, CA
  • Arthur M. Strosberg, Ph. D., Pharmaceutical Industry Consultant, Foster City, CA
  • Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Christopher Fichtner, MD, Hemet, CA
  • Stephen Frye, M.D., Psychiatrist, Las Vegas, Nevada

Economists and Business Leaders

  • Peter Lewis, Chairman of the Board, Progressive Insurance
  • Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Economist
  • Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Facebook
  • Sean Parker, Co-Founder, Facebook
  • Michael D. Whitty, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Business and Management

Elected Officials

  • Congressman Pete Stark (CA-13)
  • Congressman Dan Hamburg (CA-1) (Ret.)
  • Congressman Pete McCloskey (CA-11) (Ret.)
  • California State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (Ret.)
  • California State Senator Mark Leno
  • California State Senator Tom Hayden (Ret.)
  • California State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
  • California State Assemblymember Hector De La Torre
  • California State Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
  • California State Assemblymember Jared Huffman
  • California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
  • California State Assemblymember Kerry Mazzoni (Ret.)
  • Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
  • Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey
  • Mendocino County Supervisor John Pinches
  • San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
  • San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
  • Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates
  • Fairfax Vice Mayor Larry Bragman
  • The Berkeley City Council
  • The Oakland City Council
  • The West Hollywood City Council
  • Arcata City Councilmember Shane Brinton
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore
  • Hayward City Councilmember Bill Quirk
  • Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
  • Oakland City Councilmember Jean Quan
  • Oakland City Councilmember Pat Kernighan
  • Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid
  • Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel
  • West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran
  • Windsor Town Councilmember Debora Fudge
  • Palm Springs Unified School District Board Member Justin Blake
  • AC Transit Board President Rocky Fernandez
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District Board President Doug Linney
  • Water Replenishment District of Southern California Director Rob Katherman
  • Modoc County Democratic Central Committee Chair Thomas Romero
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Member Edie Irons
  • California Republican Party Delegate David LaTour

Organizations

  • California NAACP
  • California Libertarian Party
  • California Green Party
  • Peace and Freedom Party of California
  • California Young Democrats
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Republican Liberty Caucus
  • ACLU of Northern California
  • ACLU of Southern California
  • ACLU of San Diego
  • California 16th Assembly District Democrats
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Butte County Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Madera County Democratic Party
  • Modoc County Democratic Party
  • Orange County Democratic Party
  • Placer County Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • Siskiyou County Democratic Party
  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Sonoma Progressive Democrats of America
  • Latino Democrats of Stanislaus County
  • Progressive Democrats of Stanislaus County
  • Desert Stonewall Democrats of Palm Springs
  • Castro Valley Democratic Club
  • Culver City Democratic Club
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • West Los Angeles Democratic Club
  • Irish American Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • Democratic Women’s Forum of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • District 3 Democratic Club
  • Richmond District Democratic Club
  • Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club
  • Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
  • Potrero Hill Democratic Club
  • Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • Valley Progressives
  • Libertarian Party of Orange County
  • Libertarian Party of Riverside County
  • Courage Campaign
  • CREDO Action
  • Calitics
  • The Greenlining Institute
  • Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights
  • San Francisco for Democracy Political Action Committee
  • San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
  • The LA Gay & Lesbian Center
  • NAACP Congress Against Racism & Corruption in Law Enforcement (CARCLE)
  • Color of Change
  • William C. Velasquez Institute
  • Latino Voters League
  • A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing)
  • Bay Area Chapter of Education Not Incarceration
  • Idriss Stelley Action & Resource Center

Labor

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of California
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Western States Council
  • International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), Northern California District Council
  • Central Labor Council of Butte-Glenn Counties (AFL-CIO)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA), Local 9415
  • Instituto Laboral De La Raza
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), San Francisco Chapter
  • Sign Displays, Local 510
  • Michael Hardeman, Business Representative, Sign Displays, Local 510
  • John Roe, UFCW, Local 5*
  • Dan Rush, UFCW, Local 5*
  • Brian Webster, Staff Assistant, Instituto Laboral De La Raza

Faith Leaders

  • California Council of Churches IMPACT
  • Progressive Jewish Alliance
  • Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry Action Network
  • Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative
  • Karen Gilman, Women of Temple Israel of Hollywood*
  • Rev. Bryan Griem, Pastor of Montrose Community Church*, Montrose, CA
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, Clergy Against Prohibition*
  • Jane Marcus, Ph.D., Board Member, Women of Reform Judaism*, Palo Alto, CA
  • The Rev. Canon Mary Moreno Richardson, Episcopal Diocese of San Diego*
  • Curtis D. Robinson, Sr., President, Girls Inc, WCCC*, Richmond, CA
  • Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser, Executive Director, California Council of Churches IMPACT, Sacramento, CA
  • Dennis Shields, Minister, The Religion of Jesus Church*, Captain Cook, HI

Professors of Law

  • Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ty Alper, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA
  • Hadar Aviram, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • W. David Ball, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • Tom W. Bell, Chapman Law School, Orange, CA
  • Steve Berenson, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Eric Berger, University of Nebraska, College of Law, Lincoln, NE
  • Douglas A. Berman, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • David E. Bernstein, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
  • Ash Bhagwat, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Richard Boldt, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
  • Connor Bridges, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pamela Bridgewater, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
  • Christopher Bryant, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sande Buhai, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Paul Butler,George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Gabriel J. Chin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, AZ
  • Marjorie Cohn, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Mary Culbert, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Angela J. Davis, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC
  • Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • J. Herbie DiFonzo, Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, NY
  • Steven Duke, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
  • Elizabeth Price Foley, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL
  • Eric M. Freedman, Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, NY
  • David Friedman, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Mary Ellen Gale, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Casey William Hardison, University of Idaho School of Law, Moscow, ID
  • Bill Ong Hing, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Paige Kaneb, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Madeline June Kass, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Alex Kreit, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Ellen Kreitzberg, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • David Levine, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Jerry Lopez, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Erik Luna, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA
  • Michael Madow, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Leigh Maddox, University of Maryland, School of Law, Baltimore, MD
  • Charles Marvin, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA
  • Lawrence C. Marshall, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA
  • David N. Mayer, Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH
  • Tracy L. McGaugh, Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY
  • Andrew P. Morriss, University of Alabama, School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Christopher Newman, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
  • Michelle Oberman, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Tamara R. Piety, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
  • Ascanio Piomelli, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • David G. Post, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • William Quigley, Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, LA
  • Jenny Roberts, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC
  • David Rocklin, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR
  • Cesare Romano, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Margaret Russell, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Barbara Stark, Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, NY
  • Barry C. Scheck, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
  • Steven Semeraro, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Steven Shatz, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Jonathan Simon, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA
  • Eric S. Sirulnik, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
  • David Sloss, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Abbe Smith, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
  • Clyde Spillenger, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Edward Steinman, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Mark Strasser, Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH
  • Robert N. Strassfeld, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nadine Strossen, New York Law School, New York, NY
  • Gerald F. Uelmen, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Alexander Volokh, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA
  • Keith Wingate, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
  • Eric Wright, Santa Clara Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Richard W. Wright, Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL

*Organizations listed for identification purposes only.