Federal Legislation

H.R. 3347
A comprehensive forfeiture reform bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).
H.R. 2417
A good but less comprehensive forfeiture bill introduced by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL).

Ask your Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3347 and your Senators to introduce companion legislation for it. Ask all of them to oppose the Department of Justice's forfeiture bill.

H.R. 4400
Introduced by Rep. William Clay (D-MO), would prevent the use of paid, confidential informants by the U.S. Postal Service in certain narcotics investigations, and provide for an Inspector General to oversee the Postal Service, to be appointed by the President. Prompted by an incident in which 19 postal service employees were falsely accused of drug dealing. This bill passed the House on June 27 and is currently in the Post Office & Civil Service Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
H.R. 4230
Introduced by Rep. William Richardson (D-NM), would amend the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to allow religious use of peyote by Native Americans. Passed the House on August 8, and is currently in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Please write your two senators and ask them to introduce companion legislation to these two bills.

See What You Can Do for medical marijuana.

How to Reach Your Congressman/Senators:

The Honorable {your congressman}
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable {your senator}
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

If you don't know who your congressman is, you can find out by calling the Congressional Switchboard, (202) 224-3121.

From The Activist Guide, Issue #4, November '94, DRCNet Publications section, A Guided Tour of the War on Drugs home page.

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