The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation's leading organization promoting alternatives to current drug policy that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. The DPA works to ensure that drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions of people - particularly young people and people of color who are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
Martin Luther King evolved from advocating an integrated American Dream to his observation that “we do not want to integrate into a burning building.” I read from his famous Riverside speech when he came out against the Viet Nam war and describe the complex dynamics of that historical moment.
The bid by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to extend an existing transportation sales tax until 2069 failed to meet the necessary 2/3 threshold, delivering a setback to the Mayor's gentrifying and polluting vision for transportation expansion
On February 26th, the Community Rights Campaign brought out over 200 people to attend our third People's Poetry Fundraiser Night with a special theme this year -- Stand Up Fight Back, Justice for Jeremy Marks!
The Advancement Project's presentation at the US Social Forum during our "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Advancement Project (Washington, D.C.), Padres y Jovenes Unidos (Denver, Colorado), and the Community Rights Campaign "No to Pre-Prison" Campagin (Los Angeles).