|Come Help End the War on Drugs!|
||AT some point, zillions of cyber-moments ago, I stumbled upon a goldmine of information called the Media Awareness Project. I was instantly 'hooked' and have enjoyed every moment I've spent learning my way through every volunteer position. I'd like to share with you some of my experiences in hopes that you'll find something that you might like to try. I have found there is just no better feeling than getting to the end of my day with the knowledge that I've contributed to ending the atrocity we call the War on Drugs. Of course, if you don't have time to donate, we're always in need of financial support, www.drugsense.org/donate.|
The first time I landed at mapinc.org I instantly agreed that writing letters to the editors of newspapers would not only help balance WOD coverage but would also let people know that they were not alone with their doubts about our failed drug policies. I followed some of the writing guidelines ( www.mapinc.org/resource/#guides ) and received ink fairly quickly. I was thrilled to see my name in print but realizing how this small effort would affect those who read it was even more rewarding.
I hungrily started ripping through the burgeoning newspaper websites following our Newshawk
I must admit it was quite addictive as each appropriate
article became my "fix" and seeing my name on the Newshawk line was the "high". These articles are
posted to our fully searchable archives which supplies targets for our writers, is a fantastic
research tool and ensures no one will ever be able to deny the inhumane treatment of so many
people which occurs on a daily basis all across the world.
Our senior editor, Richard Lake, noticed my activity and enthusiasm and invited me to join the MAP Editor family. He patiently walked me through the article processing tasks and we have been best "buds" ever since. One of our first projects was the development of an online, self-paced tutorial to allow new MAP Editors to learn how to get an article from our Newshawks to our archives.
Not long after that I accepted the staff position of Membership Coordinator from which I am writing this message to you today. If you would like to help us contribute to changing our failed drug policies we would love to find a volunteer position to fit your schedule and talents. It doesn't matter where you are in location or skill level. Please take a moment to join our family by filling out our online volunteer form, www.mapinc.org/volunteers .
P.S. If you are considering a year end donation, don't forget that reforming drug policy through DrugSense as a 501(c)(3) non-profit is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Donating is quick and easy. Just visit www.drugsense.org/donate.
Checks can also be made payable to DrugSense and mailed to:
Or you can donate toll free by calling 1-800-266-5759.
Donations can automatically repeating it every month, quarter, or half year as noted here www.drugsense.org/donate.
Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth!