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Dear Fellow Reformer:
Are you one of the 20,000 people per day who use DrugSense/MAP
Services? Are you able to help us to become even better at promoting
sensible drug polices?
DrugSense/MAP has an urgent request and some very good news. If you can
provide support to DrugSense as described below, a generous
contributor, who prefers to remain anonymous, has agreed to match your
contribution up to $250. So every dollar contributed results in TWO
dollars donated to DrugSense and MAP.
You can donate simply by visiting http://www.drugsense.org/donate/ and
either make a credit card contribution, or use your Paypal account.
An exciting new feature has been added to our donations web site. If
you have the ability, you can now contribute periodically and
automatically on a regular basis by filling out a very simple form.
Again, please see http://www.drugsense.org/donate/
If you prefer you can mail in your check. Please be sure to note that
your contribution is in conjunction with the "Matching Funds Grant
Program" to insure your contribution has double the impact.
If you prefer to contribute by check please mail your contribution to:
14252 Culver Drive #328
Why Should I donate to DrugSense/MAP?
To build MAP / DrugSense into one of the world's largest and most
popular drug policy reform web sites http://www.drugsense.org/webpop/
and to generate more than 13,000 published letters to editors
http://www.mapinc.org/lte/ over the course of the past few years, a
handful of us have devoted some sixty or seventy hours a week with tiny
remuneration. One of our greatest strengths is the hundreds of
volunteers who donate hours of their time each week to make this
We are proud of our current services, which include;
The DrugNews archive of more than 110,000 fully searchable news
articles on drug policy issues, http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/
The DrugSense Weekly newsletter, currently read by more than 20,000
subscribers and visitors a week http://www.drugsense.org/current.htm
DrugSense provides 100% subsidized hosting, tech support and Internet
services to almost all of the drug policy reform organizations in the
Drug Policy Central client database, ranging from MPP and NORML to the
Drug Policy Alliance and from the Harm Reduction Coalition to scores of
state- and issue-focused groups. In turn, DPC clients form a major
portion of the drug reform movement, so our continuing presence means
the continuing presence of 135 drug-related web sites.
We have dreams of expanding our services in the near future, including
the recently announced fully functional media contact database
available to the entire reform movement. This will enable any reformer
to contact not only newspapers, but radio talk shows, local TV
stations, corporations and many other influential contacts worldwide.
But as much as we desire to maintain core services and expand programs, I
must tell you that we face serious financial straits, in part because our
initial funders of seed money are now pressing us to attract more support
from the thousands of drug policy oriented individuals who utilize our
services every day.
So I must get out my beggar's cup and ask whether you would help
support our organization with a contribution within your means, be it
ten dollars, fifty dollars, five hundred dollars or whatever you can
Remember every dollar you contribute up to $250 results in a matching
contribution from our generous benefactor who prefers to remain
For those of you who may not be fully familiar with DrugSense/MAP and
who wish to review our many and varied accomplishments and services on
behalf of more sensible drug policies in more detail, please take a few
minutes to review: http://www.drugsense.org/grant2003/
Thank you for joining us in bringing about more sensible drug policy
reform and justice.