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Advocate Christoph Published by OpenDemocracy

Young Voices Advocate Christoph Heuermann was published by Open Democracy about free migration.

For Europeans it is time to get used to this. The fear of the foreign, unfortunately even within Europe, is gratuitous. While several arguments against open borders can be brought up, none, in my opinion, stand up to scrutiny. I would like to appeal to every European: remember your luck to be born in relatively prosperous countries with the possibility to move anywhere you like to do the things you like within Europe. Why would you want to deny this to people not blessed by this luck? At least, give them their opportunity to pursue their happiness where they think they can find it. Fight for free migration! Open Borders now!

You can find the entire opinion piece here.

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Editor Casey Interviewed by KFYI’s Terry Gilberg on NSA and Obamacare

Editor Casey Given has been interviewed on The Terry Giberg Show out of Phoenix, Arizona on the NSA’s data collection and Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate delay.

You can find the entire interview here. Casey’s segment starts 18 minutes in.

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Advocate Matthew’s Letter to the Editor on Marijuana Published at NorthJersey.com

Advocate Matthew La Corte was published in NorthJersey.com about decriminalizing marijuana.

Time for change on marijuana policy

A new poll by Farleigh Dickinson University finds that more than 40 percent of registered New Jersey voters now support legalizing small quantities of marijuana for recreational use.

This comes on the heels of State Senator Nick Scutari’s recently proposed bill to legalize and tax marijuana, allowing police to focus on violent crimes instead of not non-violent drug offenders. Criminalizing marijuana greatly increases prison populations and puts a drag on state and local budgets without making any serious changes to usage rates. In 2010 alone, more than 22,000 people were arrested for marijuana possession — with African-Americans more than three times more likely to be arrested than whites despite nearly identical usage rates.

It’s time for New Jersey to take a positive step when it comes to marijuana policy for economic, moral, and criminal justice purposes.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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