Action Item: If You're on Facebook, Your Help is Needed Today!

Submitted by David Borden on (Issue #497)

Do you have a profile on Facebook? As you may know, Facebook has a new Speed Granting application that allows organizations to win grants based solely on how many votes they get. Over last weekend, our friends at Students for Sensible Drug Policy shot from last place all the way to third, and at last report were just 100 votes shy of overtaking the front-runner.

If they win, the money will go directly to a campaign in which DRCNet is always deeply involved, the effort to repeal a federal law that delays or denies financial aid to would-be students because of drug convictions. Specifically, SSDP would use this grant to pay for materials to send to campus chapters for a national Day of Action as committees in Congress prepare to consider the issue as part of the first reauthorization of the Higher Education Act since 1998.

To help:

  1. Visit on the Facebook web site.
  2. Allow the application to install itself in your facebook profile. (It won't install anything on your computer, and you can remove the application from your profile after the contest is over.)
  3. Click the "Vote for this" link on the right side of the page and confirm your vote.
  4. Invite your friends to vote for SSDP too -- the Speed Granting application allows you to send a message to ten friends at a time and invite 40 friends a day, so you can do this up to four times per day until it's done. (You can also spread the word by email, instant messenger, word of mouth, etc.)
  5. Click the "Share+" button to post it to your profile.

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