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Please Renew Your Support or Become a New Member This Year

Submitted by David Borden on (Issue #1003)

Dear Reformer:

Last week I warned that hardliners in Washington are trying to undo the progress we've made in stopping the drug war. From prosecutions to asset forfeiture to sentencing to human rights, the president and the attorney general are largely making wrong and wrongful moves. Committee chairs in Congress are blocking good bipartisan bills. Even medical marijuana is at risk now. The president has encouraged human rights violations in other countries' drug wars. And legalization is up in the air.

David Borden opening our March 2017 UN event featuring a video from the Vice President of the Philippines
Your support has made our work possible for 24 years. Thanks to contributions from our members, has pressed for reform, grown the movement, and advanced the legalization debate. But the challenges we're facing are more urgent today than ever.

As I've written, our organization continues to play a unique role for drug policy reform, in both the US and international arenas, and our staff make up some of the movement's most experienced human capital. We recently published issue 1000 of our widely-used newsletter, Drug War Chronicle. We are pressing a comprehensive drug policy reform agenda at the United Nations. And we're playing a significant leadership role (info here and here) in the international campaign to stop Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war killing campaign in the Philippines.

Your generous donation will help us advance these programs while holding the line on policy. We can't do this work without your support, and the remaining days this year really count. I hope you'll take a moment to renew your support or become a new member of our organization at this dangerous and critical, but still promising time in the issue.

Visit to give by credit card or PayPal. If you want to donate by mail, send your check or money order to P.O. Box 9853, Washington, DC 20016. Tax-deductible donations should be made payable to DRCNet Foundation, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit; or non-deductible donations should be payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, our 501(c)(4) lobbying nonprofit. Visit to read more about our programs, for info on how to donate stocks, and for other info.

Thank you for your support!


David Borden, Executive Director
P.O. Box 9853, Washington, DC 20016

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