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April 18, 2016

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U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer Commends Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) commended an eight-nation caravan traveling from Central America to New York, highlighting the failed War on Drugs and calling for a public health and human rights-focused approach to drug policy. This week, the United Nations will convene leaders from around the world to discuss international drug policy.

“I salute those from Central America caravanning to the United Nations to highlight how far offtrack American drug policy has become. There are far more effective, humane, and less costly approaches focused on helping—not victimizing—the poor, and reducing—not escalating— horrific violence,” said Representative Blumenauer.