Last updated on: 4/11/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Cynthia Nixon Biography

Title:
Actress and 2018 New York Gubernatorial Candidate
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I believe it’s time for New York to follow the lead of eight other states and DC, and legalize recreational marijuana… We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity. 80% of the New Yorkers who are arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates. The consequences follow people for the rest of their lives, making it harder to get jobs, or housing, and for noncitizens, putting them in the crosshairs for deportation. In addition to ending a key front in the racist war on drugs, regulating and taxing marijuana would generate hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenues for our people, and create important agricultural opportunities for our state.”

“A Lot of You Have Been Asking about My Position on Marijuana. Here It Is,” Twitter.com, Apr. 11, 2018

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • New York Gubernatorial Candidate, 2018
  • Activist, LGBT rights, public education, women’s health
  • Actress, 1979-present
  • Recipient, Visibility Award, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Recipient, Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, 2006 and 2017
  • Recipient, Artist for Equality Award, Yale University, 2013
  • Recipient, Vito Russo Award, GLAAD Media Awards, 2010
  • Recipient, Muse Award, New York Women in Film & Television, 2008
  • Recipient, Prime Time Emmy Award, 2004, 2005, and 2008
  • Recipient, Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2002 and 2004
Education:
  • BA, English, Barnard College, 1988
Contact Info:
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Website
cynthiafornewyork.com
Other:
  • Twitter: @cynthianixon
  • Known for playing Miranda Hobbes in the Sex and the City television show and movies
  • Five-time Golden Globe nominee
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?