Last year, we joined with our allies from Mexico and the U.S. for an unprecedented 27-city Caravan for Peace that crossed the United States, calling for an end to the drug war and related violence.
This fall, we’re launching an 11-city Voices of Victims tour of North America, once again featuring Javier Sicilia, along with drug war victims, Mexican opinion leaders, and members of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity.
Our collective commitment and cross-border coalition remain strong, as does our resolve to find justice for drug war victims. Since the Caravan for Peace ended last September, its core issues - from guns and immigration to drug policy - have been politically dynamic. There has never been a better time than now to push for an end to the drug war.
The Voices of Victims Tour will re-activate and energize the Caravan coalition, build on recent policy momentum, and advance the debate in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on how to best resolve the drug war crisis in our three neighboring countries, specifically as it relates to the horrible violence in Mexico and mass incarceration in the North.
We will kick off in Colorado at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference this October and wrap up mid-November in Jackson, Mississippi bringing the call for reform to 10 cities in the U.S. and Canada along the way. View the full route.
Last year’s Caravan mobilized with nearly 200 diverse organizations at the forefront of many interconnected struggles for justice. We are again reaching out to our friends and allies as we look to expand the network.
Hope to see you on the road with us,
Human Rights Director
P.S. We need your support. Every bit helps. Even $5 will help victims reach new audiences and raise their call for justice.