Dear StoptheDrugWar.org supporter:
We are approaching a new year in a new time. Things are moving our way -- in a big way. But there are critical next steps to take; there is critical work to be done. As we approach December 31st, would you consider a generous tax-deductible donation to support our educational work in 2013? Or if you're not using tax-deductions this year, non-deductible donation to support our lobbying work?
As our thanks to supporting members, we are offering a range of books, videos, and our other gift items, new ones and older (discounted) ones still in stock. Some of our items are available with gifts as low as $15 -- the full list can be viewed in the drop-down menu on our donation page. (Important if you're considering a tax-deductible donation: Any gifts you select reduce the portion of your donation that's deductible, by the items' retail value.)
With marijuana legalization passing in two states, with growing international support for a real debate about prohibition, people are talking about drug policy like never before. And so two of our newest offers for donating members come from the academic world rather than activist reformer circles: Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know and Drugs, Insecurity and Failed States: The Problems of Prohibition.
This is also a time of continuing outrages in the government's drug war, including the federal campaign against medical marijuana. And so our third new offer is the DVD Lynching Charlie Lynch, telling the story of one of California's most respected and responsible medical marijuana providers, now facing time in federal prison. (Follow the three links above for Drug War Chronicle reviews of each of these works.)
Donate $35 or more to StoptheDrugWar.org, and you will be eligible for a complimentary copy of any one of these items. Donate $65 or more and you'll be eligible for any two. Donate $95 or more and you can receive all three. (As I mentioned, each of these items, and each combination along with other available items, can be found in the "membership premiums" section of our online donation form, under the indicated minimum total, as well as our older items.)
At a time like this -- when people are talking about drug policy like never before -- the movement's internet strategy is also more important than ever before. So please support our work with a generous donation by credit card or PayPal today. You can also donate by mail -- info below.
Lastly, please note that even with a nonprofit, bulk discount, we spend a significant amount to purchase these items and send them to you -- if you can afford to donate more than the minimum, or to supplement your donation with a continuing monthly contribution, I hope you'll consider doing so. If gift items are not important to you, I hope you'll consider sending a donation that's entirely for our work.
Donations to our organization can be made online at http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate, or they can be mailed to: DRCNet Foundation (tax-deductible), P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036; or Drug Reform Coordination Network (non-deductible for lobbying), same address. Contact us for information if you wish to make a donation of stock. (Note that selecting gift items will reduce the amount of your donation that is tax-deductible, by the item's retail value.)
Thank you for standing with us to stop the drug war's cruelties and meet the opportunity this time offers to make a brighter future. As events now show: time, and the truth, are on our side!
David Borden, Executive Director