Vox.com, the sixth brand of Vox Media, launched in 2014 as “a general interest news site for the 21st century.” With the goal of providing context for the news, Vox.com has created several “Card Stacks” on topics ranging from marijuana legalization to vaccines to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. The swipeable Stacks consistent of around 20 cards, each which provide background information on the featured topic in an accessible and understandable way.Read More
New Report from Vera Institute on NYC Drug Law Reform
A January 2015 report by the Vera Institute of Justice entitled “End of an Era? The Impact of Drug Law Reform in New York City” examines the early implementation of 2009 reforms to the Rockefeller Drug Laws, finding both successes and areas to improve.
Tell President Obama to Address the Addiction Crisis
Sign this faith community letter to President Obama on the addiction crisis. Together, we can create a movement letting our nation know that addiction is preventable and treatable, that far too many of those affected have been incarcerated, and that people can and do get well.Sign Here
To learn more about this issue, visit our Take Action page on Harm Reduction.
Take Action: Support Clemency for Prisoners of War on Drugs
When President Obama granted clemency to 46 prisoners in July, it was the largest presidential pardon since the 1960s. Still, many more Americans remain incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced drug sentencing disparities, does not help those already incarcerated. The Drug Policy Alliance is mobilizing supporters to reach out to President Obama to advocate on behalf of these individuals.
Contact President Obama today to use his power of clemency to free more prisoners of the Drug War.
A Protestant Perspective on Drug Policy Reform
“Clergy for a New Drug Policy” seeks to mobilize clergy across faiths in opposition to the War on Drugs, and in support of responses to drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one. Project staff bring a Christian perspective to this project. Here the Rev. Alexander E. Sharp, Executive Director, presents a Protestant Christian view.