By Rev. Alexander E. Sharp When writer and move director Nora Ephron offered advice to aspiring authors, she would often say, “Voice, voice, more voice.” What she meant was that good writers must be authentic. They must be honest. They must eliminate the distance between head and heart. In her recently published book, Change of Heart, Jeanne Bishop is so authentic it takes your breath away.
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.
Visit the Clemency Project 2014 to learn how to volunteer and assist the thousands of incarcerated people who have asked for pro bono help. Learn more about this issue at our Take Action page on Clemency.
Through this Drug Policy Alliance online form, call on President Obama to use his executive powers to grant clemency to victims of the Drug War. To learn more about this issue, visit our Take Action page on Clemency.
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