Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Take A Stand To Dismantle Discriminatory Sentencing

Tell the Senate to support S. 1711

Misguided politicians and their "war on drugs" have created a national disaster: 1 in 9 Black men between the ages of 20 and 34 are now behind bars. It's a man-made disaster - fueled by unfair sentencing rules.

These rules treat 5 grams of crack cocaine—the kind common in poor Black communities—the same as 500 grams of powder cocaine, the kind prevalent in White and wealthier communities.

Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to challenge unequal justice by ending unfair sentencing laws.

Lend your voice. Less than a minute of your time can create a fairer justice system.

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