IFBC to Declare Oak Park a Drug Free Zone on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Join us for a press conference to be followed by the dissemination of anti-drug booklets as we declare to the drug dealers and modern day slave traders that they are not welcome in our community!
The International Faith Based Coalition will hold a press conference and anti-drug booklet distribution in Sacramento’s Oak Park on Tuesday, June 26th. Our community has seen too many destroyed lives as a result of the devastation caused by drugs and human traffickers for us to be silent.
- Marijuana alone is the second leading cause of traffic fatalities after alcohol and growing acceptance of marijuana is causing a public health crisis with 245,000 emergency room visits in the US involving marijuana in 2009, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- A study released this year by insurance provider Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions found an 8% drop in the number of teenagers who believe marijuana use impairs their driving ability, with one third now believing marijuana does not cause distraction while driving.
- The human trafficking epidemic, which goes hand in hand with drug trafficking affects as many as 300,000 American youth and the FBI has named Sacramento one of 18 medium sized cities considered a hub for human trafficking.
- Over the last several years, a local FBI task force has rescued over 200 girls subjected to sexual slavery, and the youngest was just eleven years old.
- Sacramento’s location at the hub of a network of freeways has made the city a transportation and distribution center for legitimate businesses but has also turned Sacramento into a magnet for drug dealers and human traffickers.
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, was declared by the United Nations in 1987 and has since been observed worldwide.
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 am Press conference
9:30 – 11:30 am Truth About Drugs booklet distribution
Location: Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church
3030 26th Ave Sacramento, CA 95820
Between 12th Ave and Fruitridge
Stand with us to say that our community needs better education and quality jobs, not drug dealers and modern day slave traders!
Click here to download the flyer.