Attention College Students! 9/11/98

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Labor Day has come and gone which means that summer is definitely over. Here at DRCNet, that means that its time to re-open our campus-based U-net discussion list for current and potential drug policy activists.

If you are a college or grad student who would like to become more involved in the movement for drug policy reform, both on a campus-wide and on a national level, or, if you are currently active but want to significantly broaden the scope and impact of your efforts, U-net is for you.

U-net is an email discussion list where you will interact with activists on campuses nationwide, share ideas and strategies, learn how to strengthen your media efforts and find new ways to make a difference. Launched during the Spring '98 semester, U-net attracted participants from over 70 schools in just a few months. This year, we are hoping to reach 125 different campuses and to provide not only a forum for discussion but a central meeting place to plan activism that will resonate far beyond your campus. Some of our plans include:

  • Ways to offer your members an easy means of staying connected with the movement -- even the ones who don't come to meetings!
  • "College Reform Spotlight" A special section of the DRCNet web site devoted to campus-based activism, issues that affect students and ways to get involved. (The Campus Spotlight will go online this morning and will probably be up and running by the time you get this e-mail -- check it out at
  • A monthly e-zine highlighting campus activism and activists, as well as campus drug policies, around the country.
  • Opportunities for dedicated activists to become regular reporters for The Week Online and for the student monthly (a great way to build a portfolio of published materials).
  • Media skills support: How to write a press release that will get noticed, who to send it to, how to get reporters interested in your organization or activities, how to write op-eds for your campus paper, how to make the most use of campus and local radio and TV stations, etc.
  • And much more!
In addition, U-net subscribers will have constant access to each other via the list, allowing you to learn from some of the most successful on-campus drug policy activists in the country, coordinate your activism regionally or nationally, and share your insights and experience with others who are working to make a difference. "" bumper stickers and future discounts on DRCNet merchandise.

TO SUBSCRIBE: send e-mail to [email protected] with the line "subscribe U-net your name" in the body of the message (not the subject). Be sure to leave off the quotes and substitute your own name. (Note that last year's subscriber list was lost due to a hardware failure, so you will need to subscribe again if were on last year.) Write to Troy Dayton at [email protected] or Kris Lotlikar at [email protected] if you need assistance subscribing. (Other are welcome on the list, but please respect the purpose of the list for campus issues.)

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