Date: March 28, 2003
Subject: MAP Archive Tops 100,000 Articles. Draws Praise from Drug Policy Circles Worldwide
What happens when you reach a milestone? Achieve a high point? You probably receive letters of congratulations from your friends and colleagues praising your accomplishment and wishing you more successes.
This is what has just happened to the Media Awareness Project (MAP). On Sunday, 23 March 2003, the 100,000th article was posted on MAP. You can view it at www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n437/a08.html.
Here's what a few of our friends had to say about this achievement:
- "As you prepare to log your 100,000th news clipping, may I take the opportunity to congratulate you and to thank you profoundly for what you have done to promote intelligent, informed discussion on drug policy issues in Canada and around the world. I can think of no other web site on which I rely so heavily and consistently to determine the pulse of drug policy." Eugene Oscapella, Co-founder, Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
- "MAP/DrugSense has become an indispensable player helping to ensure the rapid expansion of drug policy reform efforts like no other organization. When we succeed in our common effort to end the disastrous war on drugs, MAP/DrugSense will be seen as a key player in our success and a model for future social justice activism." Kevin Zeese, President, Common Sense for Drug Policy
- "MAP/DrugSense is the glue that holds the reform community together. It's not just news, but so much more. It's the grass roots activism of the state Drug Policy Forums and listserves. It's the community of the chatroom. It's the camaraderie of dedicated volunteers from all over the world. It's many dozens of great LTE writers whose devotion has helped change public opinion towards reform." Gary Storck, Drug Policy Forum of Wisconsin
- "This volunteer effort is probably the largest and most effective volunteer program that has ever been mounted in the thirty-plus year history of the drug policy reform movement. I thank every volunteer and funder for making my work more effective, and saving me very valuable time." Eric Sterling, President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
- "Thank you for doing such a superb job and enabling me to make the research and archival component of my work so easy. Simply said, I'd be absolutely lost with you!" Virginia Resner, President, Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
These accolades and more are archived at www.mapinc.org/source/Letters.
This event represents the remarkable combined effort of thousands of individuals like yourself, who have in some way been involved with MAP. Whatever your level of involvement, we at DrugSense thank you so much for your effort and continued support.
Please take one more moment to make a generous donation to DrugSense. Not only do your efforts on our part account for MAP's notable success, your dollars help keep this vital service going.
Imagine for one moment the debate about drugs without DrugSense or the MAP archive. Imagine the $150 million dollar governmentally-sponsored anti-drug media campaign without rebuttal. Imagine trying to learn about the Rosenthal case, the WAMM raid, or Swiss heroin maintenance programs without an organization dedicated to collecting more than 100,000 articles about drugs and drug policy.
Donating to DrugSense 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 14252 Culver Drive #328, Irvine, CA, 92604-0326.
Again, thanks to all of our dedicated supporters. We all share in celebrating this incredible MAP milestone.
Executive Director, DrugSense
DrugSense is working to encourage accuracy, honesty, and common sense in matters involving the failed, expensive, and destructive "War on Drugs."