NEWS ADVISORY: November 5, 2009
CONTACT: Shaleen Title - speakers //at// leap.cc
Tom Angell - (202) 557-4979 or media //at// leap.cc
FORMER NEW MEXICO GOV. JOHNSON TO SPEAK AGAINST "DRUG WAR"
Governor Teams Up With Group of Cops Who Want to Legalize All Drugs
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will speak Tuesday night alongside a former DEA task force leader about their joint campaign to legalize and regulate all drugs.
Gov. Johnson, who is the highest-ranking elected official in the U.S. to advocate the repeal of drug prohibition, and former U.S. Marshal Matthew Fogg will discuss their involvement with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and how many police, prosecutors and judges now feel that arresting and locking up our citizens isn’t the answer to our drug problems.
WHO: Former N.M. Governor Gary Johnson & Matthew Fogg, former U.S. Marshal
WHAT: Presentation, “Trusted U.S. Officials Make the Case Against the Drug War”
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10 @ 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: University of New Mexico's Student Union; Lobo Room
The talk comes on the eve of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, the biggest-ever get-together of activists, politicians, police officers, doctors, lawyers, students and others united against ending the nation’s failed and racist drug policies, taking place later in the week at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Matthew Fogg, in addition to having arrested hundreds of people on drug charges before having a change of heart, is a former vice president of Blacks in Government (BIG) and a recipient of the International Narcotics Officers Association Special Service award, the US Marshals Director's award and the US Attorney for the District of Columbia and Federal Bar Association awards for outstanding law enforcement service above and beyond the call of duty while in the line of fire.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 15,000-member organization representing cops, judges, prosecutors, prison wardens and others who now want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing horrors and injustices fighting on the front lines of the "war on drugs." More info online at http://www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com.
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