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Saturday, May 31, RAVE against the "rave act"!!

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 2:20 am    Post subject: Saturday, May 31, RAVE against the "rave act"!! Reply with quote

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Have you ever wanted to dance for a good cause? Here's your chance. On
Saturday, May 31, protest gatherings will be held in cities across the
country to call for repeal of the RAVE Act. Click here to find a protest
near you. http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=5652&l=1849

A lot of you out there know what it takes to throw a good party -
promotion, DJs or a band, a sound system, and a big crowd. The same can be
said for a good protest. Help us make these events a success by showing
up. If you can't be at one of the protests on May 31, please donate today
so that we can make sure these events make the biggest impact possible on
Congress and the White House.

And to make sure our message is heard loud and clear in Washington, DC, do
us a favor and call your Representatives and Senators to let them know
about the protest. To find out who your federal legislators are, use our
legislative directory
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=5652&l=1850. Tell your Members
of Congress that you support the protests against the RAVE Act occurring
around the country on May 31st. Tell them the RAVE Act was passed without
debate and without a full vote of Congress, that it violates fundamental
civil liberties and that you want it repealed or amended to protect
innocent business owners, public health, and free speech.

Because of you, the campaign to repeal the RAVE Act is growing. Together
we've raised nearly $16,000 on-line for our efforts. However, that will
only go so far in what's sure to be a long fight. If you haven't already
given to this effort, please do so now.

Like we said in our last e-mail about the RAVE Act: If you're willing to
shell out $10 to see your favorite band or listen to your favorite DJ, will
you give $10 to protect the scene from this outrageous law? If you can give
more, please do so. Please give at:
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=5652&l=1851

The Drug Policy Alliance is reaching hundreds of thousands of people with
our campaign. Since the RAVE Act was signed into law in April, we've:

-- Placed a print ad in an industry magazine that reaches 50,000 people;

-- Generated commentaries and news stories in Rolling Stone, Billboard
Magazine, Circuit Noize, the Washington Blade, Newsweek,
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=5652&l=1853 the Miami Herald,
and newspapers across the country through the Associated Press; and

-- Urged voters to call their Members of Congress on dozens of radio shows
from California to New York.

We are working in coalition to repeal the law and we expect to get a bill
introduced soon. We are working to make the RAVE Act an issue in the next
election and we are acting as a watchdog to ensure that the DEA and others
will not trample on the rights of electronic dance fans. Drug Policy
Alliance is also working overtime to strip provisions from a House bill
known as the CLEAN-UP Act that will destroy live music if passed.

Thanks for your hard work for this effort. Please attend the protests,
call your representatives, send a
donation http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/ctt.asp?u=5652&l=1852 and keep
spreading the word.

We would like to give a very special thank you to the groups that have made
these protests possible, including the Northwest Late Night Coalition,
DANCEmusic, the Culture Defense Project, and ROAR!: The National Dance and
Music Rights Alliance.

Sincerely,

Bill Piper
Associate Director of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance
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The May 31st protests are just the first step in the battle to repeal the RAVE Act. Coalitions of local groups across the country are coming together to form a national alliance to protect their interests, dance for their rights and showcase the unity of the electronic music scene.

A large national protest in front of the U.S. Capitol is being planned for September 6th by ROAR!: The National Dance and Music Rights Alliance www.roargroup.org


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