Week Online Fundraising Update 4/4/03

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Thanks to the generous contributions of more 70 DRCNet members, the Week Online has at least four more weeks of life -- nearly $7,000 raised in eight short days!

Please help us complete the Week Online's budget through the middle of the year, when additional grant funding for it may arrive. The Week Online currently costs $1,400 per week, going up soon to $1,600 when we launch our Spanish and Portuguese translations as part of our post-Mérida Latin American outreach campaign. Your donations, large or small, will help us raise the $11-14,000 needed to achieve this goal.

So please visit http://www.drcnet.org/donate/wol.html and make a donation to support the Week Online -- or send your check or money order to DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036 -- or visit http://www.drcnet.org/donate/monthly.html to sign up for a monthly credit card donation.

  • $1,400, tax-deductible, will fully fund one issue of The Week Online and all associated costs -- Phil Smith's salary, 20 percent of David Borden's, plus rent, Internet distribution and other overhead -- and a little extra to print it out and mail it to prisoners who've requested it.
  • $34,000, together with other funds received or likely, will complete The Week Online's budget for all of 2003. $38,000 will let us translate it into Spanish too, or $40,000 will get us Spanish and Portuguese, to reach into all of Latin America, including Brazil.
  • $100, $50, $25, even $10, if that is what you can afford, times 1,000 contributors -- only one out of every 25 people on this e-mail list -- will add up to make a huge difference. $30 or more entitles you to a choice of free DRCNet gifts!
The Week Online is used by too many drug reform supporters, to empower their own work, to be allowed to go under. Nothing could boost the spirits of our prohibitionist opponents more than seeing the world's leading and most widely-reaching drug reform newsletter cease to publish. But that's what's going to happen without your help. So make a donation to make sure this doesn't happen -- visit http://www.drcnet.org/donate/wol.html to donate today! You can also make a non-deductible donation to support our lobbying work -- visit http://www.drcnet.org/donate/ to make a contribution of either kind.

Donations to the DRCNet Foundation are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Drug Reform Coordination Network would support our lobbying work and are not deductible. We can also accept donations of stock: Our broker is Ameritrade, phone: (800) 669-3900, account number: 772973012, DTC number: 0188. Or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036.

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Issue #281, 4/4/03 Week Online Fundraising Update | Editorial: Reasonable Doubt Routinely | Victory in Tulia! | Rosenthal Asks for New Trial, Cites Juror Violations | Drug Czar Gives Up on Drugs and Terror Ad Campaign, Also Cancels Studies to Track Ads' Effectiveness | Drug Czar Sends Flunkies to Try to Stop Columbia, Missouri, Marijuana Initiative | DRCNet Interview: Marco Cappato, Member of European Parliament | Newsbrief: Reform Rumblings Begin in Brazil, While Commands Create Chaos | Newsbrief: Post-Assassination Serbian Crackdown Creates Drug Panic | Newsbrief: Jamaican Official Promises Ganja Decrim Bill Soon | Newsbrief: Belgian Marijuana Decriminalization Passes Final Hurdle | Newsbrief: Midwest Meth Madness -- Indiana | Newsbrief: Midwest Meth Madness -- Iowa and Illinois | Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cop Story | Web Scan: New HR95, JAPHA on Syringe Sales, Reason, Mama Coca, OAS | Clinical Cannabis Conference CDs Available | Job Listings: Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless | The Reformer's Calendar
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