2019 CPUSA conference resolution
12. DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUGS
Whereas incarceration in the United States has jumped from 300,000 in 1972 to over 2,300,000 today,
And whereas the increased incarceration rate is largely attributable to the so-called “War on Drugs,”
And whereas this “war” has been waged disproportionately against people of color and poor whites,
And whereas substance abuse is a medical issue and should not be treated as a crime,
And whereas the appalling expansion of the prison population has accelerated the growth of the private for-profit “prison industrial complex,”
And whereas prisons are not providing adequate, if any, treatment to inmates with drug-related addictions and health problems,
And whereas inmates being released from confinement are not being adequately prepared or allowed to live in the community as productive members of society,
And whereas in many states, felony convictions are used as an excuse to deny former and current inmates the right to vote, preventing millions of people of color and poor whites from fully participating in our nation’s democratic processes,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Communist Party USA support the decriminalization of drugs, and call for the funds currently used for investigation, prosecution, and imprisonment under state and federal drug laws to be used for medically appropriate programs, including counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation.
African American Equality Commission
CPUSA Environmental Action
CPUSA Environmental Action is a Facebook closed group. It is "a meeting place for members and friends of the Communist Party USA to discuss environmental issues (especially climate change), share information, and coordinate activities".
As of June 21, 2017 members included Dave Fields;
National Party Building Conference
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 PM – 6 PM EST
Join Communist Party activists and members in a national conference. You can register here https://tinyurl.com/ycdouk3y
The conference will take place November 11th to 12th to plan our work in the fight against the Trump Administration and its white supremacist ruling class backers. Find information here about how to participate. http://www.cpusa.org/2017-national-party-building-conference-resist-organize-vote-grow/
The conference will be streamed from Chicago to regional meetings in New Haven, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Whether you’re on the East Coast, West Coast, in the MIdwest or the South, you’ll be able to participate.
Those invited on Facebook included Dave Fields.