The following letter was sent to Sen. Kamala Harris from Drug Policy Action congratulating her on becoming Biden’s running mate and reminding her of the promises she made to communities of color and low-income communities — to end marijuana prohibition and begin repairing the extensive harms the drug war has brought upon them — during her own presidential bid.
Dear Sen. Harris,
Congratulations on being selected as Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 presidential election and hopefully the next Vice President of the United States!
Regardless of how the votes are cast in November, the platform you have been given at this critical moment in our nation’s history provides you with an incredible opportunity – and with that, great responsibility – to deliver on the promises you have made to communities of color and low-income people during your own presidential bid.
We stand with these communities in gratitude of your acknowledgement of the harm they have endured under our nation’s failed drug policies, specifically through your introduction of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act in the Senate. As you have …