The time is long overdue to fix our broken justice system and reform outdated laws that are disproportionately affecting people of color. Along with addressing police brutality and holding our law enforcement accountable, additional policies must be enacted to make our justice system more equitable to everyone.
After we passed a law to vacate marijuana convictions in 2019, more than 68,000 Washingtonians qualified to have their misdemeanor convictions eliminated. There are still laws that disproportionately harm Black people and people of color in our state, and I have worked to eliminate them one by one.
The Everblue State: Sen. Joe Nguyen on Marijuana Policy and Opportunity.
The Stranger Guest Editorial: Our Police are Civil Servants and Guardians, Not Warriors.