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  • Fred Mangels
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 1, 2002
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      >Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 14:36:21 -0700
      >To: westcoastlibertarians@yahoogroups.com
      >From: Fred Mangels <freddym@...>
      >Subject: Fwd: ALERT: Write ABC in Support of Stossel Special
      >
      >
      >>Dear friend of drug reform:
      >>
      >>On Tuesday of this week (July 30, 2002), ABC News aired a
      >>breakthrough special on the drug war and discussion of
      >>legalization by John Stossel. The one hour report, titled "Just
      >>Say No: Government's War on Drugs Fails," included interviews of
      >>California judge James P. Gray, Detroit police chief Jerry
      >>Oliver, New York priest Father Joe Kane, drug reform advocate
      >>Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies, DEA chief Asa
      >>Hutchison and others.
      >>
      >>Drug warrior organizations like the Community Anti-Drug
      >>Coalitions of America (which is more rabidly prohibitionist than
      >>many of its members) are now waging a letter writing campaign to
      >>ABC to pressure them against questioning drug war dogma in the
      >>future. Your help is needed to show ABC that good drug war
      >>reporting like Stossel's is not only appreciated by viewers but
      >>is needed.
      >>
      >>Please write a letter in support of the Stossel special to:
      >>
      >> David Westin, President
      >> ABC News
      >> 47 West 66th Street
      >> New York, NY 10023
      >>
      >>Please fax us a copy of your letter to (202) 293-8344 or mail a
      >>copy to: DRCNet, 2000 P St., NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036.
      >>
      >>If you don't have time to write a paper letter (the most
      >>effective method for making an impression), please visit
      >>http://abcnews.go.com/service/Help/abcmail.html to submit your
      >>comments to ABC News online. You can also visit
      >>http://boards.abcnews.go.com/cgi/abcnews/request.dll?LIST&room=stossel
      >>to state and discuss your views on ABC's web board devoted to the
      >>Stossel special.
      >>
      >>DRCNet will provide info on ordering a video of the program in
      >>the near future. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt from
      >>it at http://abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/stossel_drugs_020730.html
      >>online.
      >>
      >>The following is a sample letter you can use (preferably modified
      >>and personalized) in your communication to ABC, provided by Marc
      >>Brandl of the Libertarian Party's Drug War Task Force:
      >>
      >>----------- SAMPLE LETTER -----------
      >>
      >>Dear Mr. Westin:
      >>
      >>I wanted to thank you for your excellent choice to air John
      >>Stossel's segment entitled "The War on Drugs: A War on Ourselves"
      >>on Tuesday, July 30th. I found it to be a fresh, engaging look
      >>at the issue of drug policy, and I believe it represented a level
      >>of journalistic integrity that has not been seen on the issue of
      >>drug reform for quite some time.
      >>
      >>I hope you will not believe any who might tell you that airing
      >>Mr. Stossel's piece was a poor choice. Indeed, it is of the
      >>utmost importance that Americans see both sides of an issue that
      >>has gone practically uncontested for far too long.
      >>
      >>Thank you again for your choice in programming like John
      >>Stossel's. I sincerely hope that ABC News will continue this
      >>level of quality analysis in the future, and I will be watching
      >>more frequently in the hope that it does.
      >>
      >>Sincerely,
      >>
      >>{sign your name here}
      >>
      >>-----------------------------------------------------------
      >>
      >>To subscribe to DRCNet's weekly newsletter and action alert list,
      >>visit http://www.stopthedrugwar.org.org and enter your name, e-
      >>mail address and state in the "quick-signup form" to the right.
      >>To signoff from DRCNet or change your address, send e-mail to
      >>listhelp@... and specify your request.
    • Clint Boyce
      ... westcoastlibertarians@yahoogroups.com From: Fred Mangels Subject: Fwd: ALERT: Write ABC in Support of Stossel Special
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 2, 2002
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        --- Fred Mangels <freddym@...> wrote:> >
        >Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 14:36:21 -0700> >To:
        westcoastlibertarians@yahoogroups.com> >From: Fred
        Mangels <freddym@...>> >Subject: Fwd: ALERT:
        Write ABC in Support of> Stossel Special> >> >> >>Dear
        friend of drug reform:> >>> >>On Tuesday of this week
        (July 30, 2002), ABC News> aired a> >>breakthrough
        special on the drug war and> discussion of>
        >>legalization by John Stossel. The one hour> report,
        titled "Just> >>Say No: Government's War on Drugs
        Fails," included> interviews of> >>California judge
        James P. Gray, Detroit police> chief Jerry> >>Oliver,
        New York priest Father Joe Kane, drug> reform
        advocate> >>Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy
        Studies,> DEA chief Asa> >>Hutchison and others.> >>>
        >>Drug warrior organizations like the Community>
        Anti-Drug> >>Coalitions of America (which is more
        rabidly> prohibitionist than> >>many of its members)
        are now waging a letter> writing campaign to> >>ABC to
        pressure them against questioning drug war> dogma in
        the> >>future. Your help is needed to show ABC that
        good> drug war> >>reporting like Stossel's is not only
        appreciated> by viewers but> >>is needed.> >>>
        >>Please write a letter in support of the Stossel>
        special to:> >>> >> David Westin, President> >>
        ABC News> >> 47 West 66th Street> >> New
        York, NY 10023> >>> >>Please fax us a copy of your
        letter to (202)> 293-8344 or mail a> >>copy to:
        DRCNet, 2000 P St., NW, Suite 210,> Washington, DC
        20036.> >>> >>If you don't have time to write a paper
        letter> (the most> >>effective method for making an
        impression), please> visit>
        >>http://abcnews.go.com/service/Help/abcmail.html to>
        submit your> >>comments to ABC News online. You can
        also visit>
        >>http://boards.abcnews.go.com/cgi/abcnews/request.dll?LIST&room=stossel>
        >>to state and discuss your views on ABC's web board>
        devoted to the> >>Stossel special.> >>> >>DRCNet will
        provide info on ordering a video of> the program in>
        >>the near future. In the meantime, you can read an>
        excerpt from> >>it at>
        http://abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/stossel_drugs_020730.html>
        >>online.> >>> >>The following is a sample letter you
        can use> (preferably modified> >>and personalized) in
        your communication to ABC,> provided by Marc> >>Brandl
        of the Libertarian Party's Drug War Task> Force:> >>>
        >>----------- SAMPLE LETTER -----------> >>> >>Dear
        Mr. Westin:> >>> >>I wanted to thank you for your
        excellent choice to> air John> >>Stossel's segment
        entitled "The War on Drugs: A> War on Ourselves"> >>on
        Tuesday, July 30th. I found it to be a fresh,>
        engaging look> >>at the issue of drug policy, and I
        believe it> represented a level> >>of journalistic
        integrity that has not been seen> on the issue of>
        >>drug reform for quite some time.> >>> >>I hope you
        will not believe any who might tell you> that airing>
        >>Mr. Stossel's piece was a poor choice. Indeed, it>
        is of the> >>utmost importance that Americans see both
        sides of> an issue that> >>has gone practically
        uncontested for far too long.> >>> >>Thank you again
        for your choice in programming> like John>
        >>Stossel's. I sincerely hope that ABC News will>
        continue this> >>level of quality analysis in the
        future, and I> will be watching> >>more frequently in
        the hope that it does.> >>> >>Sincerely,> >>> >>{sign
        your name here}> >>>
        >>----------------------------------------------------------->
        >>> >>To subscribe to DRCNet's weekly newsletter and>
        action alert list,> >>visit
        http://www.stopthedrugwar.org.org and enter> your
        name, e-> >>mail address and state in the
        "quick-signup form"> to the right.> >>To signoff from
        DRCNet or change your address,> send e-mail to>
        >>listhelp@... and specify your request.> >
        Just wanted you to know that I did send them an email,
        and I think it important that we all do the letter, or
        the email. Clint

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