#335 Stop The DEA Subversion Of Elections

Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006
Subject: #335 Stop The DEA Subversion Of Elections


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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #335 – Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Sunday we learned that the Drug Enforcement Agency is encouraging it’s
agents to use government time and equipment to oppose the Colorado
marijuana initiative. They claim that this action is legal, not a
violation of the Hatch Act.

Our government considers the direct government interference by the
governments of other countries in their elections to be unfair — an
ethical standard which should apply equally in the United States.

Please contact your elected representatives at both federal and state
level to demand that the DEA and the Office of National Drug Control
Policy, including the Drug Czar, refrain from the subversion of the
initiative and referendum process in the cities and states where
marijuana initiatives will be on the ballot. Our tax dollars should
never be used to undermine initiatives.

Please also contact the DEA offices in your area to let them know what
you think of their unethical political activities. Phone numbers are
on this webpage http://www.dea.gov/contactinfo.htm You may remind them
that the news reports puts the lie to their often stated position that
they only enforce the laws – that they do not write the laws.

The article, reprinted in other Colorado newspapers, that exposed DEA
Agent Michael Moore’s unethical activities is at http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v06/n1137/a09.html

Please also do what you are able to do to support the various
marijuana related initiatives. Below is a list of initiatives pending
a vote at the state and local level. Please use the links to find out
how to donate or otherwise support the initiatives.

Thanks for your effort and support.

It’s not what others do it’s what YOU do



Santa Barbara Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Policy Ordinance

Santa Cruz Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Policy Ordinance

Santa Monica Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Policy Ordinance


The Colorado Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative


The Flint Coalition for Compassionate Care will have a medical
marijuana initiative on the ballot in first city wide election of
2007, possibly in February or May. Details will be posted to this
webpage when they are available http://www.drugsense.org/caip


The Missoula County Lowest Law Enforcement Priority initiative has
just been approved for the November ballot http://www.responsiblecrimepolicy.org


Question 7 on the Nevada ballot http://www.regulatemarijuana.org


The only state wide medical marijuana initiative on the ballot this
year http://www.sdmedicalmarijuana.org



Updates on local initiatives will be added to this webpage as we
receive additional information http://www.drugsense.org/caip

Your letters to the editor help move public opinion towards supporting
change in marijuana policies and law. Every day new targets for your
letter writing efforts may be found at http://www.mapinc.org/pot.htm


Prepared by: Richard Lake for DrugSense =.