Moms Unite To End The War On Drugs

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  1. Moms Unite To End The War On Drugs
    TotT / 2,27,2012

    Mothers Groups, Who Played Key Role in Ending Alcohol Prohibition, Aspiring to Repeat Success 80 Years Later

    Moms, Cops and Students From Around Country to Share Personal Experiences of Tragic Drug War and Unveil "Mom's Bill of Rights"

    Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother's Day. The press conference will launch a new campaign comprised of national organizations representing mothers, police and students that seek to finally end the disastrous Drug War.

    Moms, cops and students will share powerful stories of losing loved ones to drug prohibition-related violence, incarceration, overdose and addiction, unveil the "Mom's Bill of Rights," and highlight a series of activities around the country timed to Mother's Day.

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    Gretchen Burns Bergman, Moms United: "The war on drugs is really a war on families"

    "The war on drugs is really a war on families," said Gretchen Burns Bergman, of Moms United to End the War on Drugs Campaign. "It is time to end the stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs and move from arrest and mass incarceration to therapeutic, health-oriented strategies. Moms were the driving force in repealing alcohol prohibition and now Moms will play a similar role in ending the war on drugs."

    Leaders of the campaign who will be speaking at the press conference include Bergman, of San Diego, California, the mother of two sons who have both struggled with heroin addiction and repeated incarceration and founder of A New PATH:

    Denise Cullen (Palm Desert, Calif.), a social worker specializing in grief counseling, whose son died from an overdose two years ago; Kathie Kane-Willis (Chicago), a researcher and professor, former heroin addict, mother of a 13-year-old daughter, and founder of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University; Joyce Rivera (New York City) who founded St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction and is the sister of an injection drug user who died of HIV/AIDS; Joy Strickland (Dallas), CEO of Mothers Against Teen Violence, whose son was killed by drug prohibition-related violence.

    Neill Franklin (Baltimore), executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and former Maryland narcotics cop who has seen fellow police officers lose their lives because of the drug war; and Nina Graves (Delaware), a mother and former assistant chief of police.

    What: Mother's Day press conference announcing partnership between moms, cops and students to end war on drugs. The Moms United Bill of Rights will be unveiled.
  2. I briefly looked at their website, but didn't see a place to make a contribution. If anyone is a member, or knows how to contribute money to this cause, please post it.
  3. I can already picture some politician accusing these women of delivering crack babies or calling them bad mothers for encouraging their children to take drugs.
  4. I don't think so, but if a politician did, they would regret it - the last thing anyone wants is a flock of angry mom birds squawking in your face. I give these ladies the ultimate respect for what they are doing.
  5. Contact LEAP,,,they are in cahoots with the ladies.:hello:

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