We reprint our action call
on the Higher Education Act campaign below. It's not too late to
get involved, and we need your help! See http://www.drcnet.org/wol/138.html#partialvictory
for the latest major campaign update and point your browser to http://www.drcnet.org/wol/141.html#usatoday
for the campaign's latest major press coverage.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) We urgently need to hear
from students who have been affected by this law, especially students who
are willing to go public.
2) Educators are needed to
endorse our sign-on letter to Congress. If you teach or are otherwise
involved in education, or are in a position to talk to educators, please
write to us at [email protected]
to request a copy of our educators letter and accompanying activist packet
-- available by snail mail or by e-mail.
3) We need students at more
campuses to take the reform resolution to their student governments.
Campuses recently endorsing it include University of Michigan, Yale University,
University of Maryland, University of Kansas, the Association of Big Ten
Schools, Douglass College at Rutgers University and many more. Visit
http://www.u-net.org for information
on the student campaign and how to get involved.
4) All US voters are asked
to visit http://www.RaiseYourVoice.com
to send a letter to Congress supporting H.R. 1053, a bill to repeal the
HEA drug provision. Tell your friends and other like-minded people
to visit this web site. Follow up your e-mail and faxes with phone
calls; our system will provide you with the phone numbers to reach your
US Representative and your two US Senators.
5) Please contact us if you
are involved with organizations that have mainstream credibility that might
endorse a similar organizational sign-on letter -- organizations endorsing
already include the NAACP, American Public Health Association, ACLU, United
States Student Association, NOW, and a range of social, religious and other
-- END --
Issue #145, 7/14/00
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