ACTION ITEM: Support national marijuana law reform (ACLU)

This email about lobbying to support reform of marijuana laws at the national level in Congress was posted to another list I’m on. The ACLU is asking people to send representatives a message in support (scroll down).

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From: Neil Yo
Date: January 6, 2021 9:02:48 AM PST
To:,,,,, Positive Seniors
Subject: Support equitable marijuana legalization

This is a paid, sponsored email from American Civil Liberties Union; not an endorsement or a reflection of the editorial policy of The Nation or We depend on advertisers like this to help fund our independent journalism. Thank you for your support.

URGENT: Tell Congress to Pass Equitable Marijuana Legalization Immediately
On Election Day, there’s one thing voters from blue states and red states both agreed on, and that’s marijuana legalization.

Our nation is ready to put an end to the destructive and racist policies of the War on Drugs. Critical legislation in Congress could have a huge impact on making that happen: The House just passed the MORE Act and now it moves to the Senate.

You could be a critical part of this fight by taking action today and telling Congress to pass the MORE Act as soon as possible. Click to add your name today and make your voice heard.

Here are a few important things that make this bill one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills in Congress. The MORE Act will:
Decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, removing it from the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
Tackle the racial disparities of drug prohibition head-on, making it not only a marijuana reform bill but a racial justice bill as well.
Expunge many past convictions and resentence people with marijuana convictions.
Include an excise tax that generates funds specifically to invest in the communities most harmed by marijuana prohibition.
The War on Drugs has failed. That’s clear. Yet hundreds of thousands of people are still arrested each year for marijuana possession, disproportionately Black and Latinx people.

In fact, a Black person in America is 3.6x more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, despite similar usage rates. It’s time to not just legalize marijuana, but do so in a way that addresses these harmful disparities once and for all.

The MORE Act will do exactly that. So please, send a message to Congress today and tell them to vote YES. Sign the petition today.

Thank you for taking action,

The ACLU Team

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