Taking Our Campaign Against the War on Drugs to Austin, Texas

Rev. Katherine B. Ray Collateral Consequences, Debate, Decriminalization, Harm Reduction

By Rev. Alexander E. Sharp The program CNDP helped to initiate recently in Rhode Island — “Ending the Drug War, Healing Our Communities: Cops, Docs, and Clergy Speaking with One Voice” — is becoming increasingly visible. On Saturday, February 13, I went to Austin, Texas to join a district judge and an addiction psychiatrist on a panel before Republican Liberty Caucus State Convention, as well as at a gathering of Texans for Accountable Government. Common themes were that the War on Drugs has failed and is more harmful to individual lives than the marijuana use it seeks to prohibit. Here are excerpts.

Ending the Drug War, Healing Our Communities

Cops, Docs, and Clergy Speak with One Voice

Rev. Katherine B. Ray Collateral Consequences, Decriminalization, Events

On Saturday, December 5, 2015, CNDP was privileged to participate in the symposium “Ending the Drug War, Healing Our Communities: Cops, Docs, and Clergy Speaking with One Voice” in Providence, Rhode Island.  Police officers, health care professionals, and clergy all spoke from distinct vantage points about the need to strengthen communities.  You can read some of their insights below. We are grateful to Rev. Santiago Rodriguez and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Providence for hosting us.