Sign-on Request: Opposing Bill on Sentencing and Synthetic Drugs (deadline Friday COB)

Dear friend,

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 (borden@drcnet.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.

 

– Dave

David Borden, Executive Director

StoptheDrugWar.org

P.O. Box 9853 / Washington, DC 20016

http://stopthedrugwar.org

“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

www.washingtonpost.com

The bill would represent the most significant expansion of the Controlled Substances Act in nearly 50 years.

 

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