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Important: Government attacking drug policy reform
    #1564891 - 05/21/03 03:16 AM (17 years, 1 month ago)

Someone posted this in OTD but it needs to be seen here. This country is just falling apart.

LEGISLATION GIVES BUREAUCRATS POWER TO USE YOUR MONEY TO DEFEAT
PRO-REFORM BALLOT MEASURES AND CANDIDATES

Congress wants to use your money to tell you how to think and vote.
Your help is needed TODAY to stop them. The House Government Reform
Committee will consider legislation this Thursday, May 22nd that would
allow Drug Czar John Walters to spend taxpayer money to influence
voters to reject drug policy reforms. The section is so broad it
could allow the White House to use almost $1 billion in taxpayer money
to run government-sponsored television ads against state and local
ballot measures that enact drug policy reforms. It could even allow
taxpayer money for partisan political purposes, such as government-
sponsored attack ads against candidates the White House doesn't like.

The provision is part of legislation reauthorizing the drug czar's
office. It would renew the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a
controversial ad campaign that cost taxpayers over a billion dollars in
the last six years, despite numerous government studies showing it has
failed to meet its intended goals of reducing drug use. If approved by
the full Congress, the drug czar's office would have almost a billion
dollars over the next five years to spend on the failed media campaign,
including ads telling voters to oppose drug policy reform. (For more
information, see the "background" section below.)

ACTIONS TO TAKE

1) If you're from a state with Representatives on the House Government
Reform Committee, CALL THEM ALL TODAY (see list of Committee Members
and contact information below).
* Tell them to remove the section of HR 2086, the "Office of National
Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003", that allows the
Drug Czar to use the media campaign for partisan political purposes.
* Tell them you strongly oppose using taxpayer money to run government
ads telling us how to vote and what to think.
* Urge them to also reduce the reauthorization of the National Youth
Anti-Drug Media Campaign to one year instead of five, consistent
with recommendations by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

2) If you're from a state without a Representative on the House Government
Reform Committee, call your Representative and urge him or her to
pressure Members on the Government Reform Committee to take out the
propaganda provision. To Find out who your Representative is visit:
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=45202&l=1666
* Tell your Representative to do everything in his or her power to
convince the Government Reform Committee to remove the section from
HR2086 that allows federal bureaucrats to use taxpayer money to
influence elections. Tell your Representative to vote against any
bill that contains such a provision.


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Re: Important: Government attacking drug policy reform [Re: ]
    #1565744 - 05/21/03 02:07 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

your avatar is sick dude


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Re: Important: Government attacking drug policy reform [Re: chodamunky]
    #1566530 - 05/21/03 05:59 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

I wunder what happens when that guy needs to shit.....uh actually, nevermind! :crazy:


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Re: Important: Government attacking drug policy reform [Re: chodamunky]
    #1566900 - 05/21/03 08:26 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

What was it? Damn I missed it.... Not cool.


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Re: Important: Government attacking drug policy reform [Re: Skikid16]
    #1566966 - 05/21/03 08:57 PM (17 years, 1 month ago)

I think it's safe to say that you aren't missing out.


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