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Policy Forum Of Wisconsin (DPFWI) web pages. This web site has been provided by
MAP/DrugSense and is used in conjunction with the DPFWI email list.
To join this mailing list visit the sign-up page.
One of the best, most effective,
and cheapest ways of gaining positive PR is the methods developed by the Media Awareness Project (MAP).
All members of this list are
encouraged to be on the lookout for any Wisconsin news articles related to licit and
illicit drugs and drug policy. They should be posted to our central clearinghouse at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as the DPFWI list itself.
If you would like to help us gather
news articles on drug policy for the DrugNews archive and letter writing efforts, consider
becoming a NewsHawk.
You can use the topical shortcut at
the top of this page to read current news articles which have been posted for this group.
These articles were created from the full DrugNews archive at http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/ which is the
central clearinghouse and permanent archive for all drug related articles and
contains many thousands of drug related news articles all full searchable on any drug
related subject. This is an outstanding information resource.
There are hundreds of past news
articles complete with the publications email addresses for easy letter writing and this
site should be visited regularly for good potential articles for your letter writing
A concerted effort to write letters
to these publication should be undertaken by all list members. You will be amazed at how
quickly the media can be educated. Impressive PR and media influence can be managed with a
consistent letter writing effort. We have seen it hundreds of times over the last few
Letters to the editor (LTEs) when
published are like small ads that have been taken out for drug policy reform. They are
read by many thousands (sometimes millions) of individuals. The MAP effort has reported
nearly 3,000 published LTEs to date with an
overall advertising value of more than $2.7 MILLION. The average advertising value of just
one published LTE is more than $1,000. An LTE in USA Today can be worth more than $10,000.
Be sure to send a copy of your sent
LTEs to email@example.com if you are subscribed to that list or to
Mark Greer at MGreer@mapinc.org if not and I will forward them for archiving. Any published LTEs should
go to firstname.lastname@example.org for permanent archiving. It is helpful if you put SENT or PUBLTE
in the subject.
Learn about how to write better and
more effective letters at our writer's resources
It's fun it's easy and how else can
you contribute thousands of dollars in value to the drug policy reform effort while at
home in front of your computer?
WHAT YOU CAN DO!
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