On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Law Enforcement Against Prohibition will host a benefit in the Los Angeles area to draw support for the voice of law enforcement in drug policy reform. The evening will feature a first-look screening of the film Legalize It, a panel discussion from LEAP speakers and Legalize It producers and a special awards presentation honoring the heroes of California’s Proposition 19 movement, Richard Lee, Dale Sky Jones and Jeff Jones of Oaksterdam University. The screening will be held at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, and all proceeds from the evening will benefit LEAP.

Date October 24, 2012
Time 7PM – 10PM
Location The Art Theatre of Long Beach
2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
Ticket Information General Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
VIP Admission (includes 1-year LEAP membership and priority seating): $25 in advance, $35 at the door
Gold Status Admission (includes 1-year LEAP membership, priority seating, and invitation to private Green Room Reception*): $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase here**
Sponsorship Opportunities For information on sponsoring this event, please click here or contact benefit.sponsorship@leap.cc

* Green Room Reception will include the opportunity to meet and mingle with the filmmakers and panelists. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided. The VIP reception begins at 5:30pm at Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, 2030 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

**If you are unable to attend the benefit, consider showing your support with a Challenge Coin Sponsorship. For a contribution of $100, you will receive 10th Anniversary LEAP limited edition Challenge Coin, LEAP membership I.D. card and lapel badge.

Panelists:
Ravit Markus, Producer
Stephen Downing, Deputy Chief, LAPD (Retired), LEAP
Judge Jim Gray, LEAP
Belen Ascencion, Caravan for Peace and Justice
Lynne Lyman, Drug Policy Alliance
Reverend Rick Schlosser, California Council of Churches
Gretchen Bergman, A New PATH & Mom’s United to End the War on Drugs

Legalize It is an inspiring documentary that captures the powerful and moving story of the 2010 campaign to legalize cannabis in California. The Prop 19 campaign was a journey demonstrating that even those without wealth and political connection can bend the arc toward greater social justice.

Legalize It is a sensitive and humorous behind-the-scenes look at a colorful campaign, the unlikely people running it and the disparate groups who both opposed and endorsed it. The film features LEAP speakers Judge Jim Gray, Deputy Chief Stephen Downing, Lieutenant Diane Goldstein, former police officer Kyle Kazan and retired prosecutor/former police sergeant William John Cox.

Please join us on October 24 for LEAP’s California Benefit featuring a screening of Legalize It. To purchase tickets, click here

 

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