Park Forest Area League of Women Voters to Host Meeting on US Drug Policy on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)–March 28, 2013. The League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area will host an educational meeting on the topicof Drug Policy in the USon Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 PM at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. 

A panel of speakers will address the question: Should drugs be legalized in the US?  Current US laws prohibit the sale, possession and/or use of certain drugs, such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine, with various criminal penalties for violating these laws. The panelists will discuss the issues related to the impact of these laws, and reasons for or against changes that could repeal or modify these laws.  The panelists include:  Elvia Williams, Richton Park Police Chief; Dan Linn, Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML); John DeCeault, Park Forest Police Detective; and Janet Coleman, Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend to learn more about this important issue.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Anyone interested in promoting responsible government is invited to be a member. For more information about the program or membership in the League, please contact Mary Lubertozzi, 708-747-1359.