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Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power
    #1963335 - 09/29/03 06:14 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

*** BREAKING NEWS
*** URGENT ACTION NEEDED

In a last minute effort to keep money and power flowing through the
Drug Czar's office, House Republican leadership are playing political
games to push a bill that would re-authorize funding for failed 'drug war'
programs. Just scheduled for tomorrow (September 30th), the vote is
clearly designed to keep opponents from voicing alarm. They're also trying
to bring the bill up under a process known as "suspension of the rules"
which limits debate to less than an hour and prohibits Representatives
from offering amendments to improve the bill.

The drug war bill (HR 2086), known as the Office of National Drug
Control Policy Reauthorization Act, provides five more years of funding for
the Drug Czar's office and its campaign to arrest drugs users. Already,
the Drug Policy Alliance has worked with a number of groups to remove
as many of the extreme provisions from the bill as we could. But the
bill still authorizes the White House to spend over a billion dollars on
anti-drug television ads - the same ads ridiculed by the public and
shown to be ineffective by the government's own studies. It also contains
no protections to ensure that the drug czar cannot use taxpayer money to
campaign against state medical marijuana ballot measures he personally
doesn't like.

If only 146 (out of 435) Representatives vote against the bill the
House Republican leadership will be forced to bring the bill up under a
more democratic process that will allow amendments to improve it.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, TUESDAY

1) Call before 6pm (EST) on Tuesday. Tell the receptionist, "I'm
calling to urge my Representative to vote against HR 2086 when it comes up
under suspension of the rules. Among other things, HR 2086 allows the
drug czar to spend taxpayer money to influence local and state
elections. By voting no, the Representative can ensure that the bill will be
brought up under a process that allows amendments to improve it." Please
tell us at ActionFeedback@drugpolicy.org when you complete the call.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard for free at 1-800-839-5276. (They can
also tell you who your Representative is if you're not sure.You can
also find out who your Representative is at
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=693&l=5663)

***Please call before 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday,
September 30th****

2) Forward this alert to your friends and family.

We regret that some of our supporters may not get this e-mail in time
to act. This is precisely why drug war advocates scheduled the vote on
this bill at the last minute. This is urgent so please call on Tuesday
and tell others to do the same.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: silversoul7]
    #1963433 - 09/29/03 06:53 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

gee, thats not much time....HURRY!


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: silversoul7]
    #1964373 - 09/30/03 12:21 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Has anybody else found it funny that the head cabinet member on drug policy is called a "Czar"?


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: monoamine]
    #1965113 - 09/30/03 05:32 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

monoamine said:
Has anybody else found it funny that the head cabinet member on drug policy is called a "Czar"?



No.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1965176 - 09/30/03 07:00 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Maybe ironic would have been a better word.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: monoamine]
    #1965577 - 09/30/03 12:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

...or frighteningly fitting.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: silversoul7]
    #1965621 - 09/30/03 12:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I called and emailed...it felt good.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: silversoul7]
    #1965868 - 09/30/03 01:47 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Your country is fucked.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: Phluck]
    #1966160 - 09/30/03 03:26 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Most of them are.


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Re: Urgent - Say No To Giving Drug Czar More Power [Re: silversoul7]
    #1966238 - 09/30/03 03:47 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Ok, I called my congressman. Is he the only person I should call, or...?





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