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"US Representative Dr. Oye Owolewa calls on DC Councilto Introduce and Advance #DecrimPovertyDC’sL

May 18, 2022


Washington, DC– US Representative Dr. Oye Owolewa publicly endorses the District of Columbia Drug Policy Reform Act, a legislative proposal put forth by the #DecrimPovertyDC coalition. The #DecrimPovertyDC coalition includes over 50 civil rights, public health, criminal legal system reform, drug policy, and faith groups who came together to replace carceral systems with harm reduction oriented systems of care that promote the dignity, autonomy, and health of people who use drugs and other criminalized populations. Representative Owolewa joins more than four out of five (83%) District of Columbia voters, including at least three in four in every ward, and 24 ANC Commissioners in support for removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of drugs and investing in health services.

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