Substance Use Policy, Education, & Recovery PAC
We are delighted to endorse John Goncalves for Providence City Council Ward 1, who is running to represent Ward 1 (Fox Point/Downtown) in the Providence City Council during a special election.
John is running to ensure that each and every resident of Ward 1 is supported: he deeply understands the importance of looking at issues, including substance use, holistically. John is dedicated to ensuring that we treat substance use as a public health issue, providing services, evidence-based practices, and compassion to people who use substances. John also understands that the criminalization of substance use has not worked and has led to inequitable outcomes: he is committed to looking at the root causes of these topics and ensuring that policies are both equitably created and implemented.
We look forward to working together to better support people who use substances and those in recovery in Ward 1, as well as in Providence more broadly.
We know there is a lot going on in the world right now, and — with that– we are further committed to supporting elected officials and leaders who are working to uphold the health and safety of Rhode Islanders.