Published On: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016

Yes on 4 is a Vote for Social Justice

Please watch and share this video featuring Newton attorney Shanel Lindsay. Shanel shares her powerful story of being arrested for marijuana and the hardship that the arrest created in her life. Although opponents of Question 4 claim that “no one is arrested for marijuana,” stories like Shanel’s are disturbingly common, particularly in communities of color. A new ACLU report, “The War on Marijuana in Black and White: A Massachusetts Update” finds that people of color are arrested for marijuana at 3.3 times the rate of white residents, despite virtually identical usage rates. Voting YES on Question 4 is a vote for social justice.

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