Time Is Running Short...

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Dear reformer,

The clock is ticking on the first stage of the crucial new campaign on international drug policy I've written about the last two weeks. We have received generous donations from many members -- thank you if you are one of them. But they're not yet enough to let us to act on the first key budget item, which is help with getting the word out to media. If you haven't donated yet, would you be willing to make a donation now to help us take at least this first step?

UN General Assembly headquarters, New York
Time is of the essence. As I wrote late last month, on May 7 the United Nations in New York will hold a special "Thematic Debate," pressed for by governments that want a venue for open discussion on the changes that need to be made to drug policy. Our coalition, which includes some leading national and global organizations, has an important message that needs to be heard there, and heard loudly. Because this event is just a few weeks away, we need to move now to make the arrangements for the help we need to do that effectively, and that requires at least a few thousand more dollars of funding. Will you step up today to enable us to make these important plans?

There is much more work beyond May 7 that is part of this. You can read about some of it in the last two emails I sent, copies of which are online here and here.

Donations to our tax-deductible nonprofit, DRCNet Foundation, and our non-deductible lobbying nonprofit, Drug Reform Coordination Network, both can be put toward this project and support the needs of this campaign. Visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate to donate by credit card or PayPal, or send your check or money order (made out to one of the two names listed above) to P.O. 9853, Washington, DC 20016.

We can also accept donations of stock; the information to give your brokerage is Ameritrade, (800) 669-3900), DTC #0188, and account number 781926492 for tax-deductible gifts to DRCNet Foundation or 864663500 for non-deductible gifts to Drug Reform Coordination Network -- please contact us if you are donating this way.

We'd also like to hear from organizations that might like to endorse our sign-on statement or get involved in the campaign in other ways. If that might be you, please replying to this email or write to [email protected]. I would be happy to speak with potential endorsers or coalition supporters by phone as well.

Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read this message. With your help, we will change things for the better -- time, and the truth, are on our side!

Sincerely,

David Borden, Executive Director
StoptheDrugWar.org
P.O. Box 9853
Washington, DC 20016
http://stopthedrugwar.org

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