Here's how we tackle the racist War on Drugs head-on. Send a message to Congress today and tell them to vote YES to pass the MORE Act.

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 that the War on Drugs has caused and a critical development in Congress could have a huge impact on making that happen: The House is set to vote on the MORE Act – a groundbreaking piece of marijuana reform legislation – as soon as December 2nd and we need your help. Please, send a message to your representative before next week and tell them to pass the MORE Act as soon as it comes up for a vote.

As a reminder, 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 our country 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 – we don't have much time before this goes to the House floor. https://action.aclu.org/send-message/support-just-marijuana-legalization?

Congressman Mark Pocan is the only co-sponsor listed from Wisconsin.

From ACLU aclu@aclu.org


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