Vote YES on H.R. 3617, Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act

Document Date: September 30, 2021

Dear Representative:

On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we write to communicate our strong support of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, H.R. 3617, and encourage you to vote in favor of this legislation. We also urge you to work to remove expungement exclusions from this legislation and to oppose any amendments that may shrink the impact of this bill.

The MORE Act represents a historic opportunity to address the decades of harm perpetrated by federal marijuana criminalization on communities of color and low-income communities. This legislation will address a number of the collateral consequences of federal marijuana criminalization and strike a blow at mass incarceration by reducing the number of people who are incarcerated. Now is the time for the House to pass the MORE Act. If you have any questions, please contact Sakira Cook, senior director, Justice Program, at cook@civilrights.org, or Aamra Ahmad, senior policy counsel, ACLU, at aahmad@aclu.org.

Thank you,

Jesselyn B. McCurdy
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Leadership for Civil and Human Rights
1620 L Street, NW – Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

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