As we approach the end of summer, we at DRCNet are taking stock of our progress and our goals in preparation for what promises to be a very exciting autumn. In fact, with the looming public debates over needle exchange, asset forfeiture, pain treatment, mandatory minimums, sentencing disparity and of course, medical marijuana initiatives, the next 15 months leading up to the 1998 elections may be vital to the success of the reform movement.
As we approach this important time, DRCNet is growing. Our subscribers now number over 2,600, but even more exciting is what our numbers are shaping up to be a short time from now. Over the past several months we have seen a net average of early eight new subscribers per day to the Rapid Response Team.
While those numbers reflect healthy growth, they are not enough. So in preparation for this exciting time, DRCNet is launching an intensive recruitment effort. AS A MEMBER OF DRCNet, YOU ARE OUR MOST EFFECTIVE ADVERTISER. We are asking everyone on the DRC-Network to take it upon themselves to bring in at least one new subscriber in the next month -- and more if you can -- to help us reach or exceed our goal of 4,000 Rapid Response subscribers by the end of 1997.
The following note, or your own version, can be forwarded to your friends, posted on appropriate mailing lists and newsgroups, even printed out and tacked to bulletin boards. The last time we asked you to do this, in March, over 100 new subscribers signed up in just 3 days.
And if you or someone you know has a web site, please consider copying our banner from http://www.drcnet.org/drcnetbanner.gif and placing it prominently on your site.
DRCNet, as always, would like to thank all of you, our members, for your encouragement and support. Together, we will shape the future.
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Are you tired of mandatory minimums and prison construction? Are you offended by drug testing? Do you dislike living in an atmosphere of paranoia and suspicion? Are you horrified by the epidemic of drug-related AIDS? Do you want the cities to be safe again? Do you want to Help End the War on Drugs?
If you're opposed to Drug Prohibition, or even if you just think the War on Drugs has gone too far, you should sign up online with the Drug Reform Coordination Network, drug policy reform central on the Internet. DRCNet's "rapid-response-team" will keep you up to date on what's going on with the issue and the movement to change US drug policy. Never more than a few bulletins a week, DRCNet won't jam your mailbox, but will put you "in the loop". Every supporter of drug policy reform should be on DRCNet.
Please visit our quick sign-up form on the http://www.stopthedrugwar.org home page, or at http://www.drcnet.org/signup.html and you can get "in the loop" for drug policy reform in less than a minute. Tell your friends!
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