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This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
Sep 21, 2023
Trinh Q. Truong, Debu Gandhi, Jill Rosenthal, 5 More
Marquisha Johns, Mariam Rashid, Dan Restrepo, Akua Amaning, Cleo Bluthenthal
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
Sep 20, 2023
Addressing the flow of U.S. firearms to Mexico and Central America
Apr 17, 2023
Nick Wilson, Nick Wilson
It is time to end the federal criminalization of marijuana and right the wrongs caused by the war on drugs—especially for communities of color.
Apr 20, 2021
Progressive criminal justice policies fared well at the ballot box, with voters across the country approving critical reforms.
Nov 19, 2020
The war on drugs has adversely affected people of color for decades; if enacted, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act has an opportunity to correct these harms.
Apr 20, 2020
Max Hardman, Kurt Mueller, Akua Amaning
The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.
May 20, 2019
Maritza Perez, Olugbenga Ajilore, Ed Chung
Once considered the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, the city of Dayton, Ohio, pioneered an innovative response that has saved countless lives and become a national model for addressing addiction.
Jan 10, 2019
Live from Washington, D.C., Michele and Igor speak with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos about the need to reform outdated federal marijuana policies.
Jun 28, 2018
Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More
Researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Policymakers must replace the war on drugs with a fairer, more effective model that treats substance misuse as a public health issue—not a criminal justice issue.
Jun 27, 2018
From needle exchanges to decriminalization, cities are pursuing strategies once considered unthinkable to address drug misuse outside the criminal justice system.
Betsy Pearl, Maritza Perez
The time is now to end the war on drugs and take steps to legalize marijuana.
May 1, 2018
Ed Chung, Maritza Perez, Lea Hunter
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
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