ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
A letter by Frederik Roeder
Frederik Cyrus Roeder
Chief Strategy Officier - Students for Liberty - [email protected]
The War on Drugs has undoubtedly been one of the worst political mistakes of the 20th and 21st centuries. The ripple effects of this failed attempt at prohibition are endless.
The War on Drugs has ravaged developing countries by creating the conditions for violent drug lords to rise to unprecedented levels of power, thus leading to political and economic instability and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. In the developed world, the drug war has put millions of people in prison for victimless crimes, disproportionately targeted low income and African American communities, fostered the expansion of the militarization of the police, and has perpetuated the spread of disease and addiction by denying drug users access to safer alternatives and proper treatment that cannot be found on the black market.
EndTheDrugWar.org is a single-issue campaign produced and delivered by Students For Liberty to raise awareness about the failed War on Drugs and to show policymakers all over the world that the millennial generation is united against the violence, waste, corruption, and curtailment of freedom perpetuated by the drug war.