War On Drugs

While it is expected that the MORE Act will not pass the Senate, it is another example of why expanding the majority is essential for Democrats looking to move important legislation forward.  

As another year of commemoration goes by and more ‘Never forget’ messages are posted, we shouldn’t forget that part of the legacy that continues to inflict unbalanced attacks on Black and other communities experiencing injustice. The trauma and horror felt 20 years ago cannot be used to justify turning a blind eye to the ongoing attacks that target people in the present.  

The People's Response Act reimagines public safety through legislation that creates alternatives to policing in response to incidents involving mental health or substance use and addresses the punitive effects of the war on drugs.

Announcing a “new progressive direction” on handling arrests and prosecutions, Mosby said the city would no longer spend limited resources on “low-level crimes” including drug possession and prostitution.

Taylor's death exemplifies what happens to Black women who are routinely caught in the crossfires of the war on drugs, riddled with restricted access to their reproductive and civil rights under the pervasive umbrella of systemic racism.

Tyler Perry extended a job offer to a former inmate who was unjustly impacted by drug laws.

The War on Drugs continues to impact communities.

The effect of the War on Drugs lingers decades after harsh mandatory-minimum sentences were first passed, impacting the lives of many Black men, including Lousiana parolee Bernard Noble.

New data shows that the number of incarcerated African Americans declined during the Obama-era.

The Oakland City Council last year passed the Equity Permit Program; an initiative designed to offer reparations to those affected by the Drug War.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions taps a criminal justice hard-liner as his lieutenant, signaling an end to reforms.

A short film narrated by Jay Z calls the war on drugs a failure. It's time to rethink drug policies.