Maritza Perez, JD, is the director of the Office of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, DC, where she leads the organization’s federal legislative agenda and strategy. She was previously a senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, where her portfolio included marijuana policy, policing and prison and sentencing reform. She was formerly a legislative staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
DeAnna Hoskins is president of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA). Dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in #halfby2030, JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform. DeAnna has been committed to the movement for justice, working alongside people impacted by incarceration, for nearly two decades. She was formerly the senior policy advisor over Corrections and Reentry with the Department of Justice.
Last month, the US House of Representatives took a major step toward repairing some harms of the drug war by…