Friday, June 03, 2011

 

Stop the Drug War Rally (June 17) announcement from Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii


June 17, 2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the Declaration of the War on
Drugs.

STOP THE DRUG WAR RALLY & SIGNWAVING
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
Hawaii State CAPITOL ROTUNDA
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon, citing drug
abuse as “public enemy No. 1”, officially declared a "war on drugs." A
trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs
remains an abject failure.

Drug policy reform advocates all across the country will mark this
auspicious date with a day of action to raise awareness about the
failure of drug prohibition and call for an exit strategy to the failed
war on drugs. Let's make Hawaii's event one of the biggest.

We're asking everyone who harbors reservations about the war on drugs --
to join us at the rally.

Hawaii has been a willing partner in the drug war. Our jails and
prisons, filled with nonviolent drug lawbreakers, are testament to that
sad fact. Which has done more harm – drugs or the drug war, which has
tattered the social fabric of Hawai`i and helped decimate the safety net
for our most vulnerable community members?

We really want to have a BIG turnout for the rally and sign waving.
Isn’t it worth 2 hours of your time to question the government about the
HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS going to fund the LARGEST
UNEVALUATED government program ever?

We will have extra signs, but we encourage everyone to bring signs.

For more information contact: info@dpfhi.org
Jeanne Ohta
Executive Director
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii

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