Respected progressive leader and former Chairman of U.S. House Education Committee says Prop 64 “will protect CA’s youth and invest money into education and prevention, not more criminalization and incarceration”
SACRAMENTO—Today, George Miller, the respected former Congressman who represented the East Bay for 40 years (1975-2015), officially endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.
“Proposition 64 is smart policy that ends the wrongful criminalization of responsible personal adult use of marijuana in California and, according to independent economic experts, will save state and local governments tens of millions of dollars in reduced law enforcement costs,” said Miller, the former Chairman of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee.
“It will also bring a halt to the catastrophic lifelong impacts on young people who are currently charged with a marijuana offense and immediately see their educational opportunities, job prospects and chances at a brighter, more productive future stripped away,” Miller continued. “Proposition 64 will protect California’s youth and invest money into education and prevention, not more criminalization and incarceration. I am proud to endorse it.”
Miller joins a bipartisan coalition of support for Proposition 64 that includes Democratic U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu and Jared Huffman and Republican U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher. Last week, Tom Campbell, the former Finance Director for the State of California and Republican Congressman, endorsed Proposition 64.
For more information, please visit www.YesOn64.org