DRCNet and Students for Sensible Drug Policy
are collaborating in bringing the issue of the Higher Education Act Drug
Provision and the campaign to repeal it to the media's attention, and coverage
has increased dramatically. Some of the highlights:
On Thursday, nationally syndicated columnist
Arianna Huffington released a terrific column on the issue titled "Hypocrisy
101: Bush Gets Tough on 'Youthful Indiscretions'" -- check it out at http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/042601.html
on the web or in any number of papers around the country.
Thursday's Washington Post included an
editorial by the paper calling for passage of Barney Frank's bill to repeal
the drug provision.
Wednesday's Wall Street Journal ran an
in-depth report, featured on the front page, top left.
A partial list of other coverage includes
CNN Headline News, the Fox News Channel, two Associated Press stories,
Christian Science Monitor, Village Voice, AP Radio, Bloomberg News Radio,
Oliver North, Barry & Wood (Marion Barry's TV show), U-Wire campus
wire service, Chronicle of Higher Education and numerous campus papers
around the country. More is yet to come!
The HEA drug provision delays or denies
federal financial aid for college to students convicted of drug offenses.
Please visit http://www.RaiseYourVoice.com
to send a free e-mail or fax to Congress in support of the Frank bill,
H.R. 786, to repeal the HEA drug provision; and while you're there, download
an activist packet to find out how to get involved in the campaign to repeal
this bad law.
Last but not least, DRCNet needs your help
in the form of non-tax-deductible donations to support this fast-growing
campaign. Please visit http://www.drcnet.org/drcreg.html
to make a contribution -- large or small -- whatever you can afford or
are inspired to give. We and the students thank you!
-- END --
Issue #183, 4/27/01
Editorial: Drug War Fanaticism | Against John Walters: DRCNet Opposes Bush Drug Czar Nomination | Coca Wars I: Over the Peruvian Amazon, Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Coca Wars II: Coca Growers Fight Through Tear Gas, Beatings, Detentions to Reach Capital City, Bolivian Government Shudders Anew as Blockades Set to Go Up Again | Coca Wars III: At Summit of Americas, US Aid Buys Support for Plan Colombia, Paramilitaries Rampage Back Home | HEA in the Press | Racial Disparities in Drug Law Enforcement in Chicago: 99% of Teenage Drug Offenders Prosecuted as Adults Are Non-White | Will Foster Freed from Jail, Had 93 Years for Medical Marijuana | No Time to Rest: Drug Reform Conferences Advancing the Cause Nationwide | ACLU: Supreme Court Ruling Expands Police Powers | The Reformer's Calendar
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