Justin Bieber Joins Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson to Support 'End the War on Drugs'


Justin Bieber


The 'Beauty and a Beat' singer wants to 'show that we the youth have a voice' and encourages his devotees to follow him to support the cause.

Justin Bieber apparently agrees that the U.S. government needs to revise their drug laws because what they do now is not much help for drug users. The teen Canadian singer joins Will Smith, Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Diaz and many more celebrities to urge President Obama to implement "more creative criminal justice reform."

"I'm going to always keep encouraging people to move in the right direction," Bieber re-tweets a message written by Russell Simmons who posts an open letter to the President. "Shoutout to @UncleRUSH . gotta support him to #EndTheWarOnDrugs and show that we the youth have a voice. hashtag and support the cause," he adds.

While praising Mr. President for his "commitment to pursue alternatives to the enforcement-only 'War on Drugs' approach and address the increased incarceration rates for non-violent crimes," Simmons urges the commander-in-chief in his letter to "revamp the policies of the last 30 years that have seen the prison population skyrocket."

"The greatest victims of the prison industrial complex are our nation's 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," he says.

He urges the government to implement "more alternatives to incarceration" and to support "the Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education (Youth PROMISE) Act."

The letter has been co-signed by Smith, Johansson, Diaz, Jon Hamm, the Kardashian sisters, Kris Jenner, Russell Brand, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Demi Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Longoria, Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Kerry Washington.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Crowned King and Queen as Queen Elizabeth Steps Down
  2. Ellen DeGeneres Reportedly Confronted by a Waitress for Not Leaving a Tip
  3. Chris Brown Holds Hands With a New Woman After He and Rihanna Are Spotted at the Same Club
  4. Drake and J.Lo Are Fighting Over Idea of Starting a Family
  5. Is Tristan Thompson Furious After Lamar Odom Revealed He Wanted Khloe Kardashian Back?
  6. Where's Kanye West? Kim Kardashian Jets Off to Dubai With Scott Disick
  7. Tyga Is Worried 'Materialistic' Kylie Jenner Will Not Appreciate His Valentine's Gift
  8. Report: Mariah Carey and Kourtney Kardashian Are Feuding Over a Nanny
  9. Twitter Mocks Bella Thorne for Her 'Downgraded' New Beau Sam Pepper
  10. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo

CELEBS PHOTO