Tell Congress: Stand Against Harsh Drug Penalties
During his declaration of a national emergency at the border, President Trump yet again called for the death penalty for people who sell drugs.
Killing people in the name of the drug war is inhumane and unconscionable. It’s appalling that in the midst of an overdose crisis, he continues to ignore proven policies that save lives. There's no meaningful evidence that the death penalty would reduce drug supply or problematic drug use.
It’s time to expand harm reduction services and effective treatment, and implement proven measures like safe consumption services, drug checking, syringe access programs, 911 Good Samaritan laws and evidence-based drug education.
As Trump and his administration accelerate the drug war, we need you to fight back. Tell Congress to oppose failed policies that will make the overdose crisis worse – and to instead adopt the solutions that will save lives.