Date: September 4, 2002
Subject: DrugSense Supporters & MAP Enthusiasts - We Need Your Help
Please Forward a Copy of this Important Note to Your Friends
Dear Friend of Drug Policy Reform:
There is a great deal happening and DrugSense/MAP is running at full tilt. To keep up this pace we need to ask you to help us by making as generous a contribution as you are able to donate. To do so please see: www.drugsense.org/donate.htm Additional info is posted below.
Can you believe all of the exciting developments? This fall, Nevadans will vote on legalizing the possession of marijuana in small amounts, and Arizonans will see marijuana decriminalization on their ballots. A treatment instead of incarceration initiative will be voted on in Ohio, and South Dakotans will decide if juries should not only hear the facts of a case, but also decide the fairness of the law on which its trial is based. Even before this political season has begun, ads condemning his stance on medical marijuana appear to have been instrumental in defeating Representative Bob Barr, one of the worst drug warriors in Congress. All of this represents only the tip of the iceberg and a very real beginning to the end of the War on Drugs.
What brought this about? You. People like you see the injustice in a "war" on chemical substances, and people like you give their time and money to organizations like DrugSense. As one of the most respected and progressive drug policy reform organizations, DrugSense and its largest endeavor, the Media Awareness Project (MAP), have brought honesty, accuracy, and common sense to this debate through a variety of programs designed to educate the media and give voice to those with our common mission.
What makes DrugSense so special is its ability to offer so many ways to make a difference. You can author Letters to the Editor (LTE) or add to our archive of drug-policy-related articles. You can speak with the leaders of reform or ordinary citizens like yourself at forums in our chat rooms. And, if you want to start a non-profit group yourself, DrugSense can provide the Internet resources to get you going.
But, if you are short on the time, there's one more very important way to help. Please consider making a monetary donation to DrugSense. As a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to DrugSense are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. We appreciate any amount, large or small.
Donating is easy. You can even use your credit card. Please visit www.drugsense.org/donate.htm. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to
DrugSense or MAP Inc
and send it to
PO Box 651, Porterville, CA 93258.
We know it takes all of us, whether contributing time or money, to make so much happen. So stay tuned. This fall could be a big turning point for drug policy reform, and your help will make it possible.
My sincere thanks for your continued support of DrugSense and MAP.
Executive Director DrugSense