Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Last year we (anti-drugwar activists et al.) helped the Drug Policy Alliance stop the RAVE Act from becoming law. This year supporters of the draconian drug war bill are back with a vengeance. They have stopped calling it the "RAVE Act" and have stuck its provisions in a popular omnibus domestic security bill. This is a common Congressional ploy: put controversial bills that can't go anywhere on their own into important bills, so that Members of Congress are forced to vote for them.
Your help is needed to stop these disguised RAVE Act provisions from
The bill, S.22, is sponsored by Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD). The
troubling drug war provisions are in the section entitled "Crack
House Statute Amendments"
ACTIONS TO TAKE
*** Call your two Senators. You can contact your Senators through the
Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. To find out who your Senators
are go to: http://www.senate.gov/senators/senator_by_state.cfm.
1) You oppose the "crack house statute" amendments in S.22.
2) These provisions are just like the provisions in the RAVE Act
3) The provisions would endanger public health, free speech, and
4) Urge them to contact Daschle's office and work to get these
provisions removed from S.22.
** Fax Senator Daschle (even if he is not one of your two Senators).
To fax Senator Daschle go to:
** Please forward this action alert to your friends and family. The
Senate needs to know that voters find this bill unacceptable.
For more information on the RAVE Act and how the S. 22 "crack house" provisions will affect public health, free speech, and property
rights see: http://www.nomoredrugwar.org/music/rave_act.htm