Welcome to WONPR

Welcome to WONPR





The original Women’s Organization for National Prohibition
Reform (WONPR) was founded in 1929 to rescue America’s families and
communities from the ravages of ten years of alcohol
prohibition. These women had been instrumental in bringing about
alcohol prohibition, yet once they saw the damage this was having on their
homes, families and communities, they united to bring about an end to this
failed and unconstitutional legislation.

In 2006, after thirty years of a failed “War on Drugs”, the
tragic consequences of prohibition are back – gang warfare, arbitrary and
racially biased enforcement, corrupt politicians, and broken homes. It is
clear that the drug war is a war on families, children, women, minorities,
the poor and the disenfranchised. The facts are startling– mothers of
nearly 200,000 children are incarcerated. That’s means that 72 percent of
women on probation, 70 percent of women in local jails, 65 percent of
women in state prisons and 59 percent of women in federal prisons have
minor children. More startling is these statistics only represent the
number of women and children in the prison system affected by the drug
war. The incarceration of parents has a generational impact. It has been
proven that children who have a parent in jail are twice as likely as
their peers to spend time in prison themselves.

As women, we have
the ability to unite for a common good. As the life-bearers of this
planet, we have a duty to protect and defend the children. We cannot allow
our children and grandchildren to lose the rights their ancestors suffered
for and died defending. They deserve to grow up in a free America. It is
our responsibility as women to learn the facts on this issue, to share our
knowledge and begin to raise awareness of the crimes our system is

Contact us at info@wonpr.org or by phone


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