Support. Don't Punish. Global Day Of Action: Denver, Co

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy says
Support. Don’t Punish is a global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritize public health and human rights. The campaign aims to end the abuse, stigmatization, torture, imprisonment, and killing of people who use criminalized substances in the name of the "War on Drugs", and to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions. See more at: http://supportdontpunish.org/about/

As part of the global day of action, attendees at the ArcView Investor Forum are invited to join us to place calls demanding that the United States join a growing international coalition of countries speaking out against the use of the death penalty for nonviolent drug offenses. We will be speaking against these draconian laws and advocating for an approach based around harm reduction. We want our government to facilitate support, not punishment.

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Recent waves of executions in Indonesia have sparked a strong international outrage. Eight victims were arrested for drug trafficking and put to death by firing squad on April 29th. According to Amnesty International, 14 people have now been put to death in Indonesia in 2015, and the government has announced plans for further executions this year. Sadly, Indonesia is only one of 33 countries in the world that have the capital punishment for drug-related offenses. The United States gives a total of $2.67 billion in foreign aid to these countries, and it is our responsibility to address this issue.

We are outraged that US taxpayers’ money is given to countries that seek to control drug use by capital punishment; Determined to demand from United States to join a group of countries in the fight against death penalty for drug offenses; Aware that the practice of capital punishment does very little to address the needs of those most affected; and In solidarity with the recent eight victims executed in Indonesia for possession of drugs.

If you feel the same way, meet us in the EXDO alley at 4:30 on June 26th and take action along with the rest of the world!
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By: Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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