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Vote for a New Member of MPP's Board of Directors

 

 

Dear friends:

MPP is in the process of choosing a new member of our board of directors.

Want to take part and vote for a candidate?

Qualifying to vote is easy: Anyone who has donated to MPP or the MPP Medical Marijuana Political Action Committee in the last 365 days is eligible to vote. (Donations to MPP Foundation do not count for the purpose of determining eligibility for the MPP board vote.)

If you don't currently qualify to vote, but if you'd like to participate, simply make yourself eligible by making a donation to MPP right now, and then you can cast your vote.

I invite you to participate in the governance of MPP by voting today. Together we will end marijuana prohibition.

Sincerely,

Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

 

To contact MPP, please click here or reply to this e-mail. Our mailing address is Marijuana Policy Project, 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20002. Any donations you make to MPP may be used for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates for federal office.

 

Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. StoptheDrugWar.org needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use Drug War Chronicle as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

D.A.R.E. to DONATE: Help SSDP fight anti-drug propaganda!

 


Make a donation today to help SSDP continue our
important work.

Dear friends,

Today is the final day of D.A.R.E.'s annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  And they are mad.  They're losing the drug war, and they are grasping at anything to stop our progress. 

As the only drug policy reform organization representing students and youth, SSDP is directly countering the propaganda machine at D.A.R.E.  We're advocating for alternative drug education and prevention programs based on science and compassion, not a rabid ideology.  

In order to keep fighting their propaganda, we need your support.  Can you help us bring more students to our 2011 SSDP International Conference by making a contribution now?  

Unlike the D.A.R.E. conference, where attendees spend upwards of $800 on a single registration fee, we raise funds year-round for our conference scholarship fund, to help cover the travel and lodging costs of students from around the world.  Will you D.A.R.E. to make a donation to SSDP's scholarship fund that will go directly to students?  (Don't worry, we won't spend it on a custom painted Mustang sports cars or lion costumes, like D.A.R.E. does with your tax dollars.)  

Help us make SSDP's 2011 International Conference bigger and better than D.A.R.E.'s by making a donation online RIGHT NOW!

Sincerely,

Jonathan Perri

Associate Director

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

http://www.ssdp.org/donate

Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. StoptheDrugWar.org needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use Drug War Chronicle as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

Another funny video from LEAP!


Dear friends,


Here's another quick video you'll like, the second in Law Enforcement Against Prohibition's series of MAC - PC parody ads.  This time, "representatives" of LEAP and the drug war have a look at the dilemma that occurs when "good people" break bad laws.  We hope you'll like it, and that you'll pass it along to your friends.  The first video in this series has been viewed over 10,000 times. 

Your donation puts LEAP speakers in front of audiences. To support LEAP's work by making a contribution, please click here.





           

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We need help growing our all-encompassing movement of citizens who want to end the failed "war on drugs," so please invite your family and friends to learn about LEAP.

 

Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. DRCNet needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use DRCNet as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

Appeal: 2010 is Important in Drug Policy -- And So Are You



Dear friend of drug policy reform:

I am writing today to ask you to step up for drug policy reform. 2010 is a critical year in drug policy, with great opportunities for changing minds, laws, and lives:

10 Rules for Dealing with Police DVD

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There is a long, hard road still ahead, but things are definitely moving our way. Like every nonprofit, our funding has been affected by the troubled state of the economy, and we need your help. Can we count on your support in this important year? Please make a generous donation to StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) today!

The support of our generous members has been part of a winning combination that saw us draw nearly two million annual visitors to our web site last year -- the most yet! -- and which saw opinion leaders in the blogosphere using our work on a regular basis. (See links about this below.) StoptheDrugWar.org, thanks to you, is the #1 source for news, information and activism promoting sensible drug law reform and an end to prohibition worldwide. The more we do at StoptheDrugWar.org, the faster the reform movement will grow and the sooner that minds, laws and lives will change.

Your support counts now more than ever -- please join our 2010 "Changing Minds, Changing Laws, Changing Lives" campaign by donating to StoptheDrugWar.org today.

I would like to send you some free gifts to show our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, choose either the important new DVD, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, or its classic predecessor, Busted: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters -- or choose either of our popular StoptheDrugWar.org t-shirts -- "alcohol prohibition/drug prohibition" or "consequences of prohibition." For a gift of $55 or more, you get to pick any two... for a gift of $80 or more, pick any three... for a gift of $100 or more you can get all four! (Want to substitute? No problem. Choose any item from our inventory of books, videos and StoptheDrugWar.org items.)

By joining today, you will make an immediate impact by helping StoptheDrugWar.org:

We are truly seeing more good things happen than ever before -- and the road ahead while challenging is also promising. Please donate to StoptheDrugWar.org today - with your help, we can win this.

Sincerely,

David Borden
Executive Director, StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet)

P.S. Prohibition does not work -- and more and more people know it. Now is the perfect time to galvanize support for the cause. Please send in your donation and get your thank-you gifts today! Thank you for your support.

Sensible Colorado Fundraiser at Quixote's in Denver

Come for the music, legal and educational seminars, barbeque and more! Proceeds to benefit Sensible Colorado and events organized by Denver Relief. This is the first ever Growers Swap Meet, where people can meet to exchange gear, tips, and genetics. Brian Vicente and Sean McAllister from Sensible Colorado and Tae Darnell from Darnell and Gottlieb will be available to all medical marijuana patients for free legal advice concerning the recent changes in Colorado law as set forth in House Bill 1284 and Senate Bill 109. With live music by White Water Ramble, Whiskey Tango, and DJ Nikka T. $5 inside for all-you-can eat BBQ! For more information see http://www.denverrelief.com/upcoming-events.php
Date: 
Sun, 07/11/2010 - 2:00pm - Mon, 07/12/2010 - 12:00am
Location: 
2151 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205
United States

The Sentencing Project Releases Annual Report

July 1, 2010

 

Dear Friends,

This past year saw the United States take important steps toward a criminal justice system that is fair and equitable in its sentencing laws and practices, and that uses incarceration only as a last resort in ensuring public safety.

It's a big vision, but one that is coming into view. Every day. In substantive, measurable ways. See how in The Sentencing Project's new 2009 Annual Report

Whether the issue was crack cocaine sentencing reform, ending the practice of sentencing juveniles to prison for the rest of their lives, helping policymakers understand the unsustainable social and economic costs of imprisoning over 2 million Americans, or capturing media attention for analyzing how current policies create difficulties for people returning home from prison, The Sentencing Project was at the forefront of change.

We know we did not achieve these victories on our own. But we feel confident that our special contributions to each of these issues were, and will continue to be, uniquely important.

We also recognize that The Sentencing Project's success is possible only with the commitment of people like you. After you have looked through our 2009 Annual Report, we hope you will make a donation to changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.

If this will be your first contribution to The Sentencing Project, a generous donor has promised to match the full amount. And if you have given in the past, every dollar you give above the amount of your most recent contribution will be matched as well.






Marc Mauer
Executive Director

 

Send an email to The Sentencing Project. » CONTACT

The Sentencing Project
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The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

We're So Close!

Hi friends,

We're really on a roll!  Today is the last day to give before our fundraising deadline of June 30th,
and we're almost there — just $1,500 away from our goal of $10,000.  If you and 59 other people contribute
$25 by tomorrow, we'll meet our challenge.  Will you donate now and help put us over the top?

— Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

 

We need your support to keep fighting for better drug policies.  Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by June 30th.

 

Make a Contribution

Dear friends,

We’re nearly halfway through what is shaping up to be the most exciting year I’ve seen in all my years fighting for drug policy reform.  We’ve had some major breakthroughs in Congress and in state legislatures throughout the country, but our toughest battles are still on the horizon.  We can’t lose momentum now.

Will you make a donation and help us raise $10,000 by June 30th?  We need to be relentless in our fight to dismantle the war on drugs, and your support is essential as we face new challenges in the months ahead.

The White House has abandoned some of the old drug war rhetoric, but the decision to nominate Michele Leonhart to head the DEA raises serious questions about the administration’s commitment to reform.  Leonhart is responsible for obstructing scientific research and overseeing raids on medical marijuana patients and caregivers.  She’s the worst imaginable choice, and we need to show our political leaders that we won’t tolerate her backwards ideas.

It’s clear that despite the many gains we’ve made this year, we still have far to go.  It’s more important than ever that we keep our focus because in the coming months we’ll have the opportunity to turn the drug war on its head.   With your support, we can win our biggest victories to date.

California could become the first state to end marijuana prohibition, and DPA is right there on the front lines.  We’re working with legislators in New Jersey, Maine and Washington, DC as they implement new medical marijuana legislation. And we’re closer than ever to reforming the draconian and racially biased sentencing laws enacted during the drug war hysteria of the 1980s.

The momentum is on our side.  This year DPA has been winning more unprecedented reforms than ever.  The Senate voted unanimously to reform unjust federal sentencing laws that disproportionately impact communities of color. Meanwhile, New Jersey became the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana, and the first state to reform its harsh and ineffective “drug free zone” laws.

We’ve had great success, but in so many ways our work has just begun.  That’s why I hope I can depend on you to contribute and help us raise $10,000 by the end of June.

It’s your support that makes our work possible.  Together, we are the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sincerely,

Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director
Drug Policy Alliance

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