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At the state conventions this summer, BOTH parties both put marijuana reform on their party platforms. That creates a huge opportunity to expand access to medical marijuana and reduce incarceration. Want to help?
Reduce pot penalties
People from both parties also agreed that we need to stop arresting and jailing people for traffic violations or unpaid tickets. An unpaid fine is not more sacred than an unpaid cable bill, and should not be collected using scarce public safety resources. This change reduces tensions at traffic stops and ends the practice of “warrant roundups” where people are arrested at work because they couldn’t pay.
End debtors prison
If you don’t want to wait eight hours the next time you need to renew your drivers license, lawmakers say taxpayers will need to spend almost half a billion more on the Department of Public Safety. Not true! Instead, a small investment in better telephone customer service, along with the repeal of programs that revoke the license of hundreds of thousands every year because they can’t pay a fine or fee, would fix the problem at a far lower cost.