Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian & More Join Russell Simmons To Urge Obama To End The War On Drugs!

justin bienber kim kardashian and more support russell simmons letter to obama asking to end the war on drugs

The people have spoken! And apparently what they’re saying is they want to finally put an end to “war on drugs!”

Russell Simmons recently posted a letter to his website urging President Barack Obama to tweak his policies when it comes to throwing drug users behind bars, and he’s gotten PLENTY of support from some of Hollywood’s elite!

Some of the celebs who have signed the letter include Justin Bieber, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Russell Brand, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, Woody Harrelson, and MANY more!

Talk about some serious star power!

The Def Jam co-founder and his band of all-star supporters say the biggest issue with the “war on drugs” is the amount of people being thrown in jail for nonviolent crimes such as drug use, and unless this number is reduced soon, our future looks pretty bleak:

“The greatest victims of the prison industrial complex are our nation├óΓé¼Γäós children. Hundreds of thousands of children have lost a parent to long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses, leaving these children to fend for themselves. Many of these children end up in the criminal justice system, which comes as no surprise as studies have shown the link between incarceration and broken families, juvenile delinquency, violence and poverty.”

Plenty of people, like the Biebs and Samantha Ronson, have shown their support by spreading the word through Twitter, using the hashtag #EndTheWarOnDrugs.

It’s always great to see celebrities fighting for a cause they believe in, but we can’t help but feel like they’re over-simplifying this issue.

There’s no doubt that the number of inmates in the prison system has increased over the past few decades, but this isn’t a problem that is going to fix itself overnight.

[Image via Patrick Hoffmann/Ai-Wire/Brian ToWENN.]

Apr 10, 2013 3:11pm PDT

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