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Marijuana Law Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue

It is time to end the failed war on drugs by decriminalizing and regulating marijuana to save our communities.

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The California NAACP does not believe maintaining the illusion we're winning the "war on drugs" is worth sacrificing another generation of our young men and women. Enough is enough. We want change we can believe in; that's why we're supporting Prop. 19. Instead of wasting money on marijuana law enforcement, Prop. 19 will generate tax revenues we can use to improve the education and employment outcomes of our youth. Our youth want and deserve a future. Let's invest in people, not prisons. It is time to end the failed war on drugs by decriminalizing and regulating marijuana to save our communities.

Alice Huffman began her tenure as President of the California NAACP In January 2000. Huffman is an appointee of Governor Swarzenegger’s to the State Parks and Recreation Commission and the California Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census. She is President of Future PAC, a National organization that supports the election of progressive African American women. She serves on the Board of the Center for Democratic Participation and is a member of the California Democratic Party Executive Committee and the Democratic National Committee. She also serves on the Help America Vote Advisory Committee and Wells Fargo Company Advisory Committee.