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Black communities face the brunt of the insidious effects of criminalization, including poverty, police harassment, barriers to employment, housing, and financial assistance.

Cannabis-related arrests still account for nearly half of all drug arrests. In 2018, police made more arrests for cannabis than for all violent crimes combined.

Cannabis prohibition must NOT be replaced with a system of fines, fees, and arrests. We need to eliminate the imperative to constantly police Black and Brown communities for cannabis possession.

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The war on drugs is a war on people.

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“A lot of my Black and Latino friends would get caught up with weed, whereas my white friends somehow, their parents had lawyers or they got lucky.” Student activist Dominique Coronel discussed the reality of disparate cannabis criminalization rates on our podcast.

As states make moves to legalize cannabis, we’re already seeing what happens when racial equity isn’t centered. Disparities in arrest rates persist and, in some cases, have even worsened. There can be no legalization without racial equity.

For decades, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has issued secret legal opinions authorizing the US government to conduct electronic surveillance programs. We deserve access to these opinions.



VICTORY: The Supreme Court ruled that DACA recipients can continue to live and work in the United States without the daily fear of deportation.

Reminder: The consequences of family separation will far out-last this administration. Watch one family's reunion after months of separation. #FamiliesBelongTogether 

BREAKING: We just blocked Alabama's abortion ban. With this federal court ruling, it's official: None of the state abortion bans passed earlier this year are in effect. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states.

BREAKING: We are calling for the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.

BREAKING: A judge just ruled that every Tennessee voter can now vote by mail for the 2020 elections.

BREAKING: Arkansas has become the first state to ban health care for trans youth.

MUST WATCH: Brandon Boulware, the father of a transgender daughter, testifies during a hearing asking Missouri lawmakers to stop discriminating against trans youth.