Press Release

Teleconference 1:30 PM (ET) Today: Experts Respond to Trump’s Expected Proposal on Death Penalty for Drug Offenses

Contact:
Tommy McDonald 510-679-2311
Grant Smith 202-669-6573

Today, President Trump is expected to announce a plan for his administration’s response to opioid addiction and overdose. Instead of focusing on proven overdose prevention measures, the administration is reportedly planning to call for the death penalty for people who sell drugs.  The plan also calls for ramping up the already extremely harsh federal sentences for drug law violations.

Join us today, Monday, March 19 at 1:30pm (ET) / 10:30am (PT) for insight from:

  • Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director of US Programs, Human Rights Watch
  • Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Former Head of the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Civil Rights Division
  • Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
  • Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance (Moderator)

HOW: Contact Tommy McDonald for call-in info. 510-679-2311

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