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Marijuana, Cannibus, Marijuana Reform

TELL NJ ELECTED OFFICIALS: Move Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization Forward

By Initiative Posts, Newark As Model City Initiative Posts

Act Now Last November, New Jerseyans across the state voted overwhelmingly in support of legalizing cannabis for adult use, primarily due to the tremendous harm the war on drugs has perpetrated on Black, brown, and low-income communities. With every day that goes by, New Jerseyans across the state continue to be arrested, limiting opportunity, and devastating families and communities. New Jersey can’t afford any more delays. There is an urgent…

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Prison Phones

Op-ed by Dr. Ben Chavis: Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions

By Commentaries/Opinions

By: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.— Companies charge for every call made from prisons across America. But it’s the families and friends of the incarcerated person who end up paying those bills. Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions 2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America.  From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of…

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