DRCNet Activist Guide 8/94

Directory of Organizations

American Anti-Prohibition League

4017 SE Belmont St., Box 103
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-4524
(503) 234-1330 (fax)

Modelled after the anti-alcohol prohibition organization of the same name.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

132 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 944-9800
Annual membership $20

(See: ACLU)

Coalition for Hemp Awareness (CHA)

Post Office Box 9068
Chandler Heights, Arizona 85227
(602) 988-9355
(602) 988-9438 (fax)

CHA is a political advocacy network group working for the return of hemp as an agriculture base crop.
CHA manufacturers and distributes hemp clothing and textiles, and uses the revenues to fund activism.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation/National Drug Strategy Network

1899 L Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-3804
(202) 835-9075
(202) 833-8561 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

A private, non-profit educational organization founded to promote innovative solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system. Foundation president Eric Sterling helped ignite a controversy last December when Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested studying drug legalization in response to questions Sterling had submitted to the moderator of that press conference. The National Drug Strategy Network publishes the newsletter Newsbriefs.

Drug Policy Foundation

4455 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite B-500
Washington, DC 20008-2302
(202) 537-5005
(202) 537-3007 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

The largest, most well known organization devoted to drug policy reform. Publishes the Drug Policy Letter bi-monthly, holds three day international conferences annually, and offers an extensive collection of publications and videos.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (F.A.M.M.)

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-6700-voice
(202) 822-6704-fax
E-mail: [email protected]

F.A.M.M. opposes mandatory minimum sentencing and works for reform of the federal sentencing guidelines; publishes FAMM-gram bi-monthly. Weekly updates available from the F.A.M.M. hotline, (703) 685-6860.

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (F.E.A.R.)

Montgomery Blair Sibley, President
1234 S. Dixie Highway #318
Miami, FL 33146
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]

Forfeiture reform advocacy group, publishes F.E.A.R. Chronicles quarterly.

Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA)

P.O. Box 59
Helmville, MT 59843
(406) 793-5550
Email: [email protected]

Supports the right of jurors to "vote their conscience" and works for legislation mandating that jurors be informed of this right.

Grassroots Party

P.O. Box 8011
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 822-3396
(612) 773-9683
(612) 777-4853 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

The Grassroots Party was founded in Minnesota in 1986, on an anti-drug prohibition platform, and since that time has spread to Arizona, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Vermont. Other issues of concern to the Grassroots Party are addressing overpopulation, moving to sustainable economies & energy production, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender rights, legalizing prostitution as well as all other victimless crimes, single-payer health care, transportation alternatives, defense cuts, more funding for education, and greater access (with subsidies as appropriate) for higher education, job training, and housing.

Libertarian Party

1528 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-1988
(800) 682-1776
E-mail: [email protected]

The Libertarian Party supports small government, freedom from regulation, and opposes the initiation of force in all cases.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

1801 Tippah Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
voice: (704) 358-9830
fax: (704) 358-1650
E-mail: [email protected]

A membership-based (800+ and growing) non-profit research and educational organization that assists scientists to design, obtain governmental approval for, fund, and conduct research into the healing potential of psychedelic drugs and marijuana. Now that the FDA is again permitting scientific studies with psychedelics, MAPS will be able to make a real contribution to medicine. General membership: $30; sample newsletter $6.

National Coalition Against Prohibition Eric Harlow

187 Acalanes Dr., #14 Sunnyvale
CA 94086-5520
(415) 964-3655

Promotes the "Hoover" Resolution and H.R. 3100; stages "freedom rallies". NCAP provides END THE DRUG WAR stamps ($5/sheet of 30 or $10/sheets), t- shirts ($18), buttons ($2), and stickers ($2).

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

1001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 1010-C
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-5500
(202) 483-0057 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected])

The oldest drug reform organization, with chapters in almost every state. NORML publishes Ongoing Briefing, Active Resistance, and Potpourri.

(See: State Listings )

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