By working with many different allies, LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) is able to reach thousands of people and organizations who are working towards the common goal of ending the prohibition on drugs. The following is a list of partner organizations according to the LEAP website.
The American Civil Liberties Union has worked closely with LEAP to uphold the civil liberties of members of law enforcement to speak out against unjust laws, of victims of excessive force used by law enforcement during drug searches, and of drug users whose rights are violated in the course of the “war on drugs.”
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) support medicinal cannabis initiatives that bring relief to patients with pain.
Amnesty International collaborates with LEAP in a campaign to raise awareness of the death penalty as applied to “drug trafficking”.
The Beckley Foundation asked LEAP to take the lead in providing outreach in the US regarding the Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform, which calls for a reconsideration of the UN conventions.
Blacks in Government assisted LEAP when speaker Matthew Fogg presented a resolution calling for an end to the drug war, it passed and was delivered to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Break the Chains is a crucial ally calling for an end to the “war on drugs.” LEAP and Break the Chains worked together on a petition signed by former Freedom Riders.
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is the Canadian branch of LEAP and LEAP frequently provide speakers for CSSDP events.
The CATO Institute and LEAP work together to promote drug policy reform.
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School has been an important ally in arranging presentations by LEAP, at Harvard, including the Spring 2011 presentation, to leaders of the 50 largest US police unions, as well as a presentation by LEAP’s Executive Director Major Neill Franklin to a class by Professor Charles Ogletree on “The Wire.”
Christians Against Prohibition was created by LEAP member Drew Bairnsfather LEAP with their “Cops and Clergy” initiative.
LEAP worked with The Committee for Compassionate Medicine to support a 2012 Massachusetts ballot initiative which offered patients suffering from debilitating diseases the same treatment available in 18 others states (and Washington DC) by regulating access to medicinal cannabis.
The Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy has assisted LEAP to raise awareness of the advantages of marijuana decriminalization prior to a successful 2008 referendum in Massachusetts, and are working together to educate local legislators and the public about a medicinal cannabis initiative.
LEAP is one of the first organizations involved in the “Count the Costs” campaign, which is calling for a full accounting of the international toll of the drug war and an honest exploration of alternatives.
Crack the Disparity is working with LEAP to end the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine. This was reduced from 100:1 to 18:1 by the US Congress in 2010, but LEAP wants to end any distinction and have those who were sentenced very harshly under the previous guidelines to be pardoned.
The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (CJPF) president, Eric Sterling, is on LEAP’s advisory board and is a LEAP speaker.
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has long supported LEAP, most recently with a report on the 40th anniversary of the US drug war.
The Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRC) publishes the Drug War Chronicle, for which they frequently seek the opinions of LEAP speakers.
For many years, Drug Sense hosted the LEAP web site. Media Awareness Project, Inc. is a continual source of information for everyone working on drug policy.
Cliff Thornton, the founder of Efficacy, has been speaking out against prohibition for decades. Cliff speaks regularly alongside LEAP speaker Joe Brooks.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) receives the support of LEAP for the important work they are contributing to end mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug possession.
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) generously supported LEAP’s work in Central Europe.
The Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative (IDPI) has assisted LEAP in their “Cops and Clergy” initiative.
The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is an international network of harm reduction organizations and has requested LEAP to lead outreach to and training of law enforcement personnel internationally regarding drug policy related enforcement strategies.
Justice Roundtable is a LEAP member of a Washington-based advocacy network advancing federal criminal justice policy reforms.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) gave a grant which helped to initiate LEAP. The group has worked closely together ever since to reform the US marijuana laws and support medicinal cannabis initiatives all across the country.
Moms United to End the Drug War invites LEAP speakers and volunteers in several states in presenting a unique perspective on the “war on drugs.”
The Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and LEAP supported Alice Huffman, president of the California state conference of the NAACP, when she came out in support of Proposition 19.
LEAP also partners with the National Association for Pregnant Women (NAPW) to protest laws related to the “war on drugs” that would penalize pregnant women.
Encouraged by LEAP, the National Black Police Association (NBPA) endorsed Proposition 19.
The National Latino Officers Association (NLOA) has declared its’ support for LEAP and for ending the drug war and worked with LEAP in California to educate the Latino population about Proposition 19.
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) works with LEAP to bring about reform of marijuana laws.
LEAP is also working with the New Approach Washington to raise awareness of a marijuana legalization initiative.
The Open Society Institute (OSI) works partners with LEAP to promote harm reduction and more humane policies toward drugs in general.
LEAP also works with the Reason Foundation to raise awareness of the harms caused by the “war on drugs” and the need to end it.
When the Global Commission on Drugs report was released in spring of 2011, several LEAP speakers signed an open letter by Release to David Cameron which was published in the UK. The letter called on the government to undertake a swift and transparent review of the effectiveness of current drug policies.
LEAP reached out to Right on Crime which is a new conservative organization that is calling for reform of the US’s criminal justice system, including a revision of harsh drug sentences.
Street Lawyers is a Danish organization which has supported LEAP’s work in the Scandinavian countries.
LEAP speakers frequently appear on college campuses at the invitation of Students for Liberty (SFL) chapters.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapters constantly bring LEAP speakers to college campuses across the country and work to support LEAP initiatives by supplying volunteers.
The Transform Drug Policy Foundation is LEAP’s sister organization, calling for legalized regulation of all drugs. Based in the UK, Transform works by spreading the message in Europe in particular.
LEAP began its work with the UFCW5 in California during the Proposition 19 campaign.
Legalize Utah (a grassroots organization formed to legalize/decriminalize medicinal cannabis) has been a member of LEAP since 2010 and looks forward to assisting in any way possible in the common goal of legalization.