Meet with Rev. Alexander Sharp of Clergy for a New Drug Policy
Where: The Center, 1411 Brady St, Davenport IA
Who: Progressive leaders and clergy interested in civil rights and drug policy
Specific Issues: Legalization of marijuana, decriminalization of drugs, racial disparities in sentencing, mass incarceration, opioid epidemic, medical marijuana, forfeiture laws, harm reduction, sentencing reform, drug courts
Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) is arranging a meeting for local activists with Rev. Alexander Sharp of Clergy for a New Drug Policy. Clergy for a New Drug Policy works to end the war on drugs and seek a health not punishment response to drug use. Rev. Sharp is from Chicago and would like to meet and strategize with progressive leaders/clergy interested in drug policy reform and related issues (see Specific Issues above).
PACG is considering starting a new issue forum to work on drug policy reform. The current Civil Rights Forum is already concerned about many of these issues. PACG hopes to find activists to work on these issues.
Local leaders and clergy will be interested in learning more about Clergy for a New Drug Policy, with opportunities for future collaboration. This could include educational events or lobbying efforts.
Call or email Alta Price, Board President of PACG (563-505-2996 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. We hope to see you June 4 (let Alta know if you are interested but can’t make the meeting).