• El Paso: Vote Beto!

    by  • May 29, 2012 • Blog

    "I have spoken directly and passionately about the toll the drug war takes on Juarez and on the disproportionate impact it has on communities of color in the United States. I will continue to fight for what is best for El Paso and the U.S.-Mexico border." Beto O'Rourke.

    Today, May 29, is the last day for El Paso, Texas, residents to vote for Beto O’Rourke, a promising politician who realizes that the Drug War is a failure and that we need to change the status quo. Beto sees the ongoing Drug War as a social justice issue, stating, “I have spoken directly and passionately about the toll the drug war takes on Juarez and on the disproportionate impact it has on communities of color in the United States [emphasis added]. I will continue to fight for what is best for El Paso and the U.S.-Mexico border.”

    The incumbent, Silvestre Reyes, has doubled down on Drug War rhetoric, attacking Mr. O’Rourke for wanting to reform our current drug laws.  Mr. Reyes, feeling the pressure of a true challenge, has gone very negative with misleading ads as the race is winding down. Beto has struck back, but with the truth.

    Let’s make sure the word gets out to everybody in El Paso to vote for Beto if they want true change in Washington, D.C., particularly in how our country wages a War on Drugs.  Click here for voting locations. Go Beto, go!

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    Anthony Johnson is the executive director of the National Cannabis Coalition and our parent division, the American Victory Coalition. He also serves as a Board Member of Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, an organization working to end cannabis prohibition in Missouri. As President of the University of Missouri Law School ACLU Chapter, Anthony co-authored the measures that legalized medical cannabis possession and decriminalized personal possession for all adults within the city limits of Columbia, Missouri, in 2004. Following law school, Anthony practiced criminal defense for two years before working full time in the political field to help improve and protect civil liberties. You can follow Anthony on Twitter and also friend him on Facebook by following the links below as he posts mostly about civil liberties and politics with dashes of sports, music, movies and whatnot.

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