Open Buffalo - NY
Open Buffalo is a community movement for social and economic justice.
Open Buffalo is a shared vision of an equal, just, and free city driven by a united and empowered community, open to full democratic participation, innovative ideas and policies, new leaders from diverse communities, and meaningful economic opportunity and sustainable wealth creation for all.
Community leaders, grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, and residents are working together to "open" Buffalo and make this vision a reality.
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De-prioritize low-level marijuana arrests in Buffalo #BuffaloLLEPNew York state decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana 40 years ago, but a disproportionate number of black people continue to be arrested in Buffalo every year. The unequal enforcement is a result of the "war on drugs." Exposure to the criminal justice system has severe impacts on employment, mental health, family stability and financial security. Mayor Byron Brown has the ability to make marijuana the LLEP, or "lowest level enforcement priority" for the Buffalo Police Department. This means that instead of arresting black and brown folks for marijuana, police will be able to focus on building positive, trusting relationships with communities of color, making us all safer. On the commemorative year of decriminalization, tell Mayor Brown that you support him in LLEP (#BuffaloLLEP)!1,408 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by India Walton