Next Tuesday, June 27, the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime will hold a hearing on H.R. 2851, Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017. This bill would expand Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ ability to re-escalate the drug war. A Washington Post article about the bill is at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/16/congress-is-considering-a-bill-that-would-expand-jeff-sessions-power-to-escalate-the-war-on-drugs/.
We are supporting the attached sign-on letter, which was drafted by colleagues at the Sentencing Project and the Drug Policy Alliance. Please reply to (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your organization can endorse it. I will forward any endorsements to the organizers. A summary of what the bill does is also attached. The deadline for signatures is 5:00pm ET this Friday, June 23.
Thank you for your support in our collective efforts to block the regressive Sessions agenda.
David Borden, Executive Director
P.O. Box 9853 / Washington, DC 20016
“U.S. and U.N. Drug Policy Reform”
|Congress is considering a bill that would expand Jeff Sessions’s power to escalate the war on drugs – The Washington Post
The bill would represent the most significant expansion of the Controlled Substances Act in nearly 50 years.