DRCNet Nearing the 7,000 Mark -- Your Voice Needed 9/25/98

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As autumn approaches in the United States, new subscribers are signing on to DRCNet, and our numbers have broken 6,900 and are rapidly approaching 7,000. Think about the letters hundreds of you have sent to Oklahoma (see alert summary below), and think how much impact you will have for drug policy reform when those hundreds turn into thousands and tens of thousands. We need your help to get there. Here are a few ways you can be involved:

  1. Take Action: Keep watching for our alerts and write those letters, make those phone calls, let the powers that be know that we are there, that we vote and that we want a new drug policy. Send copies of your letters, or just short notes letting us know how you are using our alerts and information; write to us at [email protected] or just reply to any of our bulletins.
  2. Join DRCNet: About 1,050 of you have made a donation of some size to DRCNet. We need help from all of you to keep the organization healthy and able to pay its staff -- and eventually to prospect for members, take out ads, the sky's the limit -- it depends on you. Your money goes further than you think, as each month we report to our major donors on how many new members have come on board and how much members have donated. Your financial support for DRCNet is a vote of confidence that gives our donors confidence to invest in the organization -- making much more possible and enabling us to advance the cause further and further. DONATE $35 OR MORE AND GET A FREE COPY OF SHATTERED LIVES: PORTRAITS FROM AMERICA'S DRUG WAR -- to donate, use our form at https://www.drcnet.org/cgi-shl/drcreg.cgi (encrypted transmission, especially for credit card donations), or http://www.drcnet.org/cgi-shl/drcreg.cgi (no encryption, recommended you print it out and mail in with a check), or just send your check or money order to: DRCNet, 2000 P St. NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036.
  3. Recruit: Our Rapid Response Team/Week Online e-mail list is free to all interested parties. Send your friends or local reporters to http://www.drcnet.org or http://www.stopthedrugwar.org to fill out our "quick-signup" form, and they will be in touch with the issue every week, getting all the most important news and action items in the war over the war on drugs. (Please don't sign them up without their prior permission.) Another great way to get the word out is to redistribute our articles and get them reprinted online or in print -- see our reprint policy at the top of this issue
  4. Eyegive: Nearly 500 of you have signed up for the eyegive online fundraising program, raising $20 a day for DRCNet -- $6,000 a year -- and growing fast! You can raise needed funds for the organization, without spending a penny, just by visiting http://www.eyegive.com and clicking on the page 1-5 times, any day that you can -- one person pointing and clicking for just a few seconds each day can earn DRCNet up to $125 a year! Point your web browser to http://www.eyegive.com/html/ssi.cfm?CID=1060 to automatically select DRCNet as your recipient non-profit.
  5. Gather Information: Let us know what's going in the drug war and drug reform efforts in your region. Events, incidents, legislation, local organizations, all of this will help us make DRCNet maximally useful. Thank you for your participation!

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