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DPA Ally Summer 2013 Final

DPA Ally Summer 2013 Final

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By building this movement, we havemore than tripled the number of stateswhere DPA is directly fighting for reform,and we have connected fellow reformerswith others around the countrywith whom they can strategize theirnext campaign.For instance, my colleague YolandeCadore has worked diligently with faithleaders to address the racial injusticesof the drug war. She arranged forExecutive Director Ethan Nadelmannand DPA Board member Rev. EdwinSanders to lead a meeting of seniorpastors to plan an exit strategy to thewar on drugs at the highly-regardedSamuel DeWitt Proctor Conference,a gathering of hundreds of influentialAfrican-American faith leaders. This is
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Your Support Is RadiatingAcross The Country
This fight is at the heart of DPA’sMovement Building Team. Our visionis to unite all of our allies – those work-ing on issues like racial justice, publichealth, criminal justice reform, drugeducation, marijuana law reform, andhuman rights – behind our work to endthe drug war. We channel your supportto fund, mentor, train and provide re-sources to dozens of local and nationalorganizations. And we challenge otherprominent organizations across thepolitical spectrum to take up our fight.We persistently “connect the dots” ofdrug policy issues for people andorganizations coming to drug policyreform from their own experience.I truly believe that everyone is a drugpolicy reformer. Most people just don’tknow it yet.
By asha bandeleDPA is fighting tobuild a powerfulmovement to endthe drug war. Withyour help, wehave recruited new allies, empoweredlongtime advocates, and changedhearts and minds to promote new drugpolicies based on the values you andI hold dear.
Thank you for givingme the resourcesI need to do this work 
“ I trulybelieve thateveryone isa drug policyreformer.Most peoplejust don’tknow it yet.”
– asha bandele
Help Us Make The Most of TheMomentum – Join The Reformer’s Club
These are extraordinary – and extraordinarilyurgent – days for our movement. And theDrug Policy Alliance has you to thank forthe progress we’ve made toward drugpolicy reform.We need your help now more than ever –and becoming a member of the Reformer’sClub is a convenient way for you to make aneven bigger difference. Commit to giving anamount that’s right for you – $10, $25, or more– and we’ll deduct it from your account eachmonth. It’s that easy.
the second year that we have worked withthe conference planners to make sure thatdrug war issues took center stage in front ofthis crucial audience.On a personal note, having worked withthis team since its inception two yearsago – and having directed DPA’s AdvocacyGrants Program for eight years – I amprofoundly moved by where our work isgoing and growing, because ultimately whatit means is this: we are walking hand in handwith powerful new partners to win once-unthinkable victories in the movement to endthe drug war. We are putting your donationsto work combatting stereotypes, distortionsand even outright lies. We are being guidedinstead by justice and compassion. We aresaving lives and building the sort of society allof us need and deserve. Thank you for givingme the resources I need to do this work.
Above: DPA supporters at a rally in Los Angeles.
Joining the Reformer’s Club means nomore checks to write, stamps to buy, orremembering whether or not you made agift. And we’ll send you less mail and email and put those extra resources to work faster.To sign up today, visit
 or call 212.613.8031.

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