U.S. House Vote Tomorrow (May 25): Oppose Harsh Drug Penalties
FROM THE DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE:
The U.S. House will vote on the HALT Fentanyl Act tomorrow. This misguided bill would ramp up harsh mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl analogues. And it would permanently make all fentanyl-related substances Schedule I without first testing them for benefits or harm.
Criminalization has failed to keep us safer. Instead, it’s actually fueling the tragic overdose crisis. Increasing penalties will only make things worse.
Saving lives requires a health approach, not more punishment. This bill is a step in the wrong direction. Help us to oppose it: tell your Representative to vote against the HALT Fentanyl Act right now.
We expect this vote to be close so it’s vital for constituents like you to also make…