WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding the House vote on HR 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act (MORE Act):
“The MORE Act is a long overdue step toward addressing our nation’s draconian federal marijuana laws. While we applaud the House for passing a bill that will help most communities immediately, this measure falls short of the comprehensive racial justice solution that we advocated for to help all communities of color demanding justice. We urge both chambers to work with us to include needed provisions in the legislation and achieve an equitable way forward.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, and 123 other national and state organizations earlier this year called for passage of the MORE Act. Read that letter here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.