Press Release: Students for Sensible Drug Policy Activists to Take "Skate for Justice" Through New York State Tomorrow (8/7) 8/6/04

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Activists from across the Northeast will skate in the 3rd annual Skate for Justice on August 7th. This rigorous test of physical skill and dedication is held to raise awareness and voice dissent over current state and federal drug polices. Organizers also want Skate for Justice to destroy the belief that advocates for drug policy reform are "a bunch of lazy, unmotivated, pot smokers."

"We chose a 48.9 mile segment of a nation ravaged by a failed policy of prohibition," says Justin Holmes, who has organized the event for the past three years. "We have a serious budget responsibility problem in New York State, and I dare say it is inexorably tied to our drug policy problem. I think it's time we recognize that drug prohibition is making our communities more dangerous, just as alcohol prohibition did in the 1920s."

WHO: Students for Sensible Drug Policy

WHAT: 3rd Annual Skate for Justice -- 48.9 miles of active, peaceful protest

WHEN: Saturday August 7, 2004, 8:00am-6:00pm

WHERE: Starts at Upper Front Street, Binghamton, Ends at Ithaca Commons, Aurora Street

Visit http://www.skateforjustice.org or http://www.destinationjustice.com for further information. The event will be broadcast (audio) live on the web. There is an after-event in the Ithaca Commons from 6:00-10:00pm.

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