Sign-on Letter

Coalition Letter to Congress Opposing Drug Testing of People Applying for Unemployment Assistance

March 14, 2017

This letter signed by nearly 50 civil rights, faith, and criminal justice organizations was sent to the U.S. House opposing a bill intended to give states more flexibility to impose drug testing as a condition of receiving unemployment insurance.

Statement of Principles Necessary for Broad-Based Criminal Justice Reform

February 10, 2015

This is a coalition letter from a broad number of groups on the key components needed for criminal justice reform, which should be part of any legislation. The letter was sent to Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Pat Leahy, House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee.

Letters to Democratic Leadership Urging Them to Stand Up for DC Voters Who Overwhelmingly Voted to Legalize Marijuana

December 9, 2014

These letters to Democratic leadership reflect a broad coalition of support within the District of Columbia for supporting the right to self-determination and democracy.  Major civil rights organizations such as the ACLU, NAACP, NARAL, and National Organization for Women have signed on in support of 70% of voters who supported legalizing marijuana in the District of Columbia.

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

October 7, 2014

A coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women's rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy. The letter was co-signed by organizations in ten states and the District of Columbia.

80 Organizaciones hacen un llamado para terminar con la guerra contra las drogas y proteger a la niñez

July 31, 2014

Esta carta firmada por organizaciones de derechos civiles, inmigración, justicia criminal, justicia racial, derechos humanos, y religiosas; exige un fin a la guerra contra las drogas en el nombre de proteger a los niños en América Latina y en los Estados Unidos.

80 Organizations Call for an End to the Drug War in Order to Protect Children

July 31, 2014

This letter, signed by civil rights, immigration, criminal justice, racial justice, human rights, libertarian and religious organizations, calls for an end to the war on drugs in the name of protecting children both in Latin America and the United States.

Letter to the House and Senate Judiciary and Oversight Committees Requesting Hearings to Investigate the Drug Enforcement Administration

September 3, 2013

This letter calls on the House and Senate Judiciary and Oversight Committees in Congress to hold broad hearings to investigate the DEA and hold it accountable for its actions.  

Letter to Rep. Wolf Requesting Support for Review of the Federal and State Correctional Systems

July 22, 2013

A sign-on letter to House appropriators supporting the creation of a task force to review the rapidly growing federal correctional system.

Letter to Senator Leahy Requesting a Hearing on S. 619, the Justice Safety Valve Act

April 24, 2013

A sign-on letter to Senator Leahy requesting a hearing on S. 619, the Justice Safety Valve Act.

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