What the defeat of marijuana legalization in Ohio tells us about the kind of economy people are sick and tired ofSubmitted by john on November 4th, 2015A community-focused alternative would have fared better at the polls
Ohio’s marijuana legalization effort suffered a crushing defeat on November 3rd. In the aftermath, there is much conversation about why Ohioans opposed the measure so strongly. Some have pointed to the bad timing of an off-year election, others to lingering puritanical opposition to drug use. But the strongest and most consistent message is the strong populist resistance to legally establishing a business structure that leaves out every day people. Read more about What the defeat of marijuana legalization in Ohio tells us about the kind of economy people are sick and tired of...
Submitted by mstearn on October 5th, 2015
Director of Philanthropy
Throughout his twenty-two year career in public service, Jason Jaffery has lent his energy and leadership skills to mission-driven organizations dedicated to long-term social change.
Jason has been privileged to work on causes such as housing for people with HIV and AIDS; provision of emergency food to economically disadvantaged families; free medical care; the protection of constitutional rights; and economic and racial justice. He believes that philanthropy is a form of activism, and has worked with organizations and individuals, in both a professional capacity and as a volunteer, to fully realize their fundraising and giving as a tool for social change.
His personal motivation has always been the preservation and protection of human dignity through social and economic justice. He strives to inspire people to work together as a community to address core social issues, particularly economic inequality.
Our current cultural and historical climate presents an opportunity for great change, particularly if big ideas are pursued with courage and creativity.
When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. In addition to his activism and professional work, he is a musician, writer, and passionate consumer of pop culture.
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