(renamed "Drug War Chronicle" effective issue #300, August 2003)
Issue #42, 5/15/98
"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"
GO CRAZY FOR DRUG CRAZY: Keep the calls flowing in to the bookstores for Mike Gray's DRUG CRAZY (see our alert at http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/4-29.html). Your phone calls to bookstores in your area -- whether big chains or local independent stores -- will make the booksellers look twice at Drug Crazy and help propel it to the bestseller list. Just call up, ask them if they have Drug Crazy, from Random House, and say thank you. (You don't even have to order a copy, though you may as well, because it's well worth the price.) Many of you have done this already, and we think it's having an effect. DRCNet is lauded and prominently featured in the book's appendix, together with an Internet directory of drug policy reform and informational resources, so building up Drug Cray will build DRCNet and the movement too! Some book chains that may be in your area: Crown, Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Border's, Doubleday, Brentano's, Scribner's, Waldenbooks, Pyramid -- let us know if we've missed any, so we can add them to the next alert. Call, call, call!
Nearly 300 DRCNet members have taken advantage of our offer for free copies of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts. We are planning to continue this offer until the end of May, and then move on. If you want your copy, make sure to send in $30 or more for membership by the end of the month.
DRCNet e-mail subscribership has reached approximately 5,300, and our paying membership is approaching 900 -- thank you for your support! Our mid-year membership goal is 1,300, which is a major challenge for us. Fulfilling this ambitious goal will give our funders confidence in our ability to make it in the big leagues, bringing in the money to go from 5,000 to 50,000 and from 50,000 to 100,000, turning us into a major political force with which to be reckoned. If you haven't yet voted with your checkbook and signed up, or if you have, but want to renew your support, we hope you'll take a minute to do so, by visiting http://www.drcnet.org/drcreg.html on our web site, wire in your credit card donation through the secure version, or print it out and send in with your check or money order -- or just send your check to: DRCNet, 2000 P St., NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036. Contributions to DRCNet are not tax-deductible.
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