Organizations Calling for Repeal of the HEA Drug Provision
State/Local Organizations - Student Governments

The following organizations support full repeal of the HEA drug provision (also known as the "Aid Elimination Penalty") as of February 2007. Many have signed our February 2007 letter calling for full repeal of the drug provision, which will be posted here shortly. Your organization can endorse full repeal using our online endorsement form or downloading the pdf. There are also more than 115 student governments that have called on Congress to repeal the Drug Provision.

National Organizations

  • All of Us or None
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American College Health Association
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Council on Education
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Humanist Association
  • American Probation and Parole Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Student Association of Community Colleges
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Recovery Schools
  • BACCHUS Network
  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Building Better Lives for Our Communities and Kids (Building BLOCK)
  • Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice
  • Center for Women Policy Studies
  • Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
  • Church of the Brethren Witness
  • Church Women United
  • Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights
  • Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants
  • Coalition of Essential Schools
  • College Board
  • College Parents of America
  • Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
  • Common Sense Legislative Group
  • Correctional Education Association
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Drug Reform Coordination Network
  • Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Faces & Voices of Recovery
  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums
  • Family and Corrections Network
  • Family Watch
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • God Bless the World
  • Human Rights and the Drug War
  • Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative
  • International Community Corrections Association
  • Johnson Institute
  • JoinTogether
  • Justice Policy Institute
  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Legal Action Center
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • NAACP Youth and College Division
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium
  • National Alliance of Methadone Advocates
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • National Association for Public Health Policy
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
  • National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Graduate and Professional Students
  • National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Black Police Association
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • National College Access Network
  • National Consortium of TASC Programs
  • National Council for Higher Education
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
  • National Education Association
  • National HIRE Network
  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Lawyers Guild Drug Policy Committee
  • National Network for Youth
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc.
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • National TASC
  • National Urban League
  • National Women's Health Network
  • National Youth Advocacy Coalition
  • National Youth Rights Association
  • November Coalition
  • NOW Foundation
  • Open Society Policy Center
  • Parents Ending Prohibition
  • People For the American Way
  • Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
  • Police Officers for Drug Law Reform
  • Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office
  • Prison Legal News
  • Prison Policy Initiative
  • Prisons Foundation
  • Progressive Jewish Alliance
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Public Justice Center
  • Rainbow-PUSH Coalition
  • Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Therapeutic Communities of America
  • The Sentencing Project
  • Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United States Student Association
  • Voices for America's Children
  • Wider Opportunities for Women
  • Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
  • Women's Law Project
  • Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform
State/Local Organizations and Governments

  • Drug Policy Education Group
  • Alliance for Reform of Drug Policy in Arkansas
  • La Paloma
  • Gatehouse Academy Youth Treatment Services
  • Elfrida Youth Center
  • Amity's Circle Tree Ranch Drug Treatment Center
  • San Francisco Youth Commission
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Sacramento Region Affiliate
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley
  • Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Justice Matters
  • Free at Last
  • Ella Baker Center
  • County Alcohol & Drug Program Administrators Association of California
  • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Santa Barbara
  • Californians for Justice
  • California Opiate Maintenance Providers
  • Books Not Bars
  • Youth Transformation Center
  • Sensible Colorado
  • Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
  • Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council
  • Efficacy
  • YWCA of NCC County
  • Stand for Children
  • Pacem in Terris
  • National Association of Social Workers -- Delaware
  • National Alliance of Methadone Advocates -- Delaware Chapter
  • NAACP of Delaware
  • Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
  • Mental Health Association of Delaware
  • League of Women Voters -- Delaware
  • Latin American Community Center
  • Jewish Federation -- Delaware
  • Independent Resources -- Delaware
  • Delaware Human Relations Commission
  • Delaware Commission for Women
  • Delaware Coalition for Human Rights
  • Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
  • Delaware Center for Justice
  • Community Legal Aid Society
  • Children and Families First -- Delaware
  • Brandywine Counseling
  • ARC of Delaware
  • American Association of University Women -- Delaware
  • AIDS Delaware
  • Addictions Coalition of Delaware
  • ACLU of Delaware
  • A. Phillip Randolph Institute
  • 142nd General Assembly of Delaware (House Conc. Res. 78)
  • 1212 Corporation
  • Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii
  • Urban League of Chicago
  • Target Area DevCorp
  • Protestants for the Common Good
  • Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers
  • Chicago Jobs Council
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Illinois & Iowa:
  • Safer Foundation
  • LifeGuard
  • Pioostin-Kiabuttamie Tribe
  • League of Women Voters -- Kansas
  • Kansas National Education Association
  • Kansas FAMM
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • El Centro
  • Drug Policy Forum of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts Faculty Union
  • Massachusetts State College Association
  • Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts
  • Alliance for Recovery through Medicine of Massachusetts
  • ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Sensible Drug Policy Maryland
Maryland & VA:
  • AdvoCare
  • Maine Substance Abuse Foundation
  • Maine Education Association
  • Maine Council on Higher Education
  • Maine Civil Liberties Union
  • Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs
  • Maine Association of Prevention Programs
  • National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area
  • St. Paul Youth Service Bureau
  • Perspectives, Inc.
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc. -- Minnesota Affiliate
  • Minnesota State University Student Association
  • Minnesota NAACP
  • Minnesota Literacy Council
  • Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • Hope Community, Inc.
  • Council on Crime and Justice
  • Central Center for Family Resources
  • Brooklyn Peacemaker Center
  • African American Family Services
  • University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council
  • Columbia Alliance for Patients and Education
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis Area
North Carolina:
  • North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, Inc.
  • ACLU of Nebraska
New Jersey:
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence -- New Jersey
New Mexico:
  • New Mexico Drug Policy Foundation
  • Black Student Union -- Albuquerque Public Schools
  • S.A.F.E. House (Stop Abuse in the Family Environment)
  • Nevada Progressive Democrats of America
  • Nevada Hispanic Services, Inc.
  • Big Brother Big Sister Nevada
  • ACLU of Nevada
New York:
  • South Asian Youth Action
  • ReconsiDer: Forum on Drug Policy
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York PIRG
  • New York Civil Liberties Union of Nassau County
  • Interfaith Alliance of New York State
  • Hour Children
  • Alcoholism Council of New York
  • Council on Addictions of NYS (CANYS)
  • Women's Reentry Network
  • Task Force (Cleveland)
  • Racial Fairness Project
  • Public Children Services Association of Ohio
  • Professionals in Substance Abuse (Cincinnati)
  • Prison Reform Advocacy Center
  • Ohio Patient Network
  • Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Ohio Council of Behavioral Healthcare Providers
  • Ohio Community Corrections Association
  • Ohio Citizens' Advocacy Board
  • McKinley Hall Alcohol and Drug Services (Springfield)
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
  • Focus on Health Care
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery of Ohio
  • Dayton Urban League
  • Community Action Partnership (Dayton)
  • Cleveland African American Library Association
  • Citizen Advocates for Chemical Dependency Prevention & Treatment
  • Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area, NCADD
  • ACLU of Ohio
  • Women's Resource Center of Central Oregon
  • Urban League of Portland
  • SOU Women's Resource Center
  • Sisters in Action
  • Recovery Association Project
  • Portland Peace and Justice Center
  • Oregon Students of Color Coalition
  • Oregon Student Association
  • Oregon Literacy, Inc.
  • Morrison Child and Family Services
  • Convict Amend Coalition
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
  • ACLU of Oregon
  • Youth Interlock Society
  • Today Inc.
  • Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Philadelphia)
  • ACLU of Pennsylvania
Rhode Island:
  • Urban League of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition
  • Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
  • Rhode Island Family Life Center
  • Providence Metro Treatment Center
  • Knowledge Exchange Center of Rhode Island
  • Joslin Community Center
  • International Institute
  • Family Life Center
  • YWCA Abused Women Services
  • Nashville Peace and Justice Centers
  • Knoxville Leadership Foundation
  • Highlander Research and Education Center
  • Citizens for Justice, Equality and Fairness
  • Chattanooga Endeavors
  • Drug Policy Forum of Texas
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia
  • Washington State Public Health Association
  • Washington State Psychological Association
  • Washington State Psychiatric Association
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association of Alcoholism and Addiction Programs
  • Washington Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Washington Academy of Family Physicians
  • Seattle League of Women Voters
  • Recovery Association Project of Washington
  • Municipal League of King County
  • Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • King County Medical Society
  • King County Bar Association
  • Church Council of Greater Seattle


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