DrugSense Email Fundraiser Index

24 February 2011

Would you please take a few moments and
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donate to DrugSense? Donations from supporters like you are the lifeblood of non-profits, particularly in hard times.

Even though the economy has been hard on us, our mission remains as critical as ever. Need examples?

  • "...hard economic times are not translating into any scaling back of the drug war" said a recent article in The Nation. 1 In fact, the proposed National Drug Control Budget for 2012 increased to over $26 billion for 2012. 2

  • The drug war in Mexico escalates unabated as, "Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart declared: "Today we have dealt the Sinaloa drug cartel a crushing blow" in a San Francisco Chronicle article entitled, "Big DEA Busts Affect Cartels Little, Study Says." 3

  • Can a legislature actually undo the will of the people? Even though Montanans passed Initiative 148 with 62% of the vote in 2004, "The state House of Representatives voted last week to repeal Montana's medical marijuana act, a first step in making the drug illegal once again." 4

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DrugSense has been in the drug war trenches fighting this insanity for over 15 years. And while we may not be a household word, we are essential to this fight. We're simultaneously a conduit of information, a resource, and a hub for activism. Visitors spend more time on our main websites than visitors to just about any other drug policy site - an estimated total of over 500,000 minutes per day! Visitation rates to these main sites alone have crushed prohibition's viewership by 4:1, not even counting the traffic through the websites of our 130+ clients.5

So, if we go away what happens? Will our DrugNews Archive that counts government spending or holds government officials accountable disappear? Will the online information and resources that helped activists pass initiatives vanish, and force patients to again be criminals? Does the government again become the sole source of drug policy information?

This is why we ask, would please a few moments and donate to DrugSense? DrugSense is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

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Mark Greer
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1 Michelle Alexander, The Nation, December 27, 2010. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n1018/a04.html

2 National Drug Control Budget FY 2012 Funding Highlights http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/policy/12budget/fy12Highlight.pdf

3 Elliot Spagat, Martha Mendoza, San Francisco Chronicle, December 2, 2010. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n992/a09.html

4 Belgrade News (MT), February 16, 2011. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n104/a01.html

5 DrugSense Accomplishments and Web Rankings 2010. http://www.drugsense.org/fundraisers/DrugSenseAccomplishments2011.pdf