Designed by Jake Headid (videos & animations), Ali Sayfie (posters), Megan Rook (posters, petition), Elaina Dye (posters), Emily Gauger (brochure), and Jinell Carslin.
Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Florida are some of the states considering needle-exchange.
There are about 200 needle-exchange programs in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
In Indiana, Governor Mike Pence authorized a short term program in one county to allow people to exchange used needles for sterile ones, to reduce the risk of contaminated needles being shared.
There is no needle exchange in Nebraska. It is illegal.
Use “betterment” stance, sometimes using a voice of fear or a voice of compassion.
Our goal is to show that this will not just help those addicted, it will help society as a whole reduce drug addiction and the spread of disease through improper needle use/disposal.
End goal is to have enough signatures on petition (located on our Facebook page) to enter White House.
Every message is to persuade that needle exchange helps us ALL and does not contribute to drug addiction.
Appeal to individuals who are less familiar with needle exchange.
Make it seem as the best way to benefit the community as a whole by preventing collateral damage.
Voting parents of children and teens (Improperly disposed needles could cause hazard to children/ drug experimentation in high school).
18 to 24-year-olds (At risk because of increased sexual activity with less familiar partners, drug experimentation).
Women (At higher risk of contracting HIV from a partner due to drug use).