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