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MAPTalk-Digest Thursday, October 21 2010 Volume 10 : Number 050

001 [FWD] YESON19
    From: Richard Lake <>
002 US CA: meet and greet the Drug Kzar in Pasadena
    From: Allan Erickson <>
003 Engaging Journalists Directly
    From: Patrick Froehlich <>


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Subj: 001 [FWD] YESON19
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:10:45 -0700

The latest polls show Proposition 19 only narrowly ahead. We can do 
better than that.

We can convince the undecided and win the hearts of the disheartened. 
Let's end this
great travesty of justice by passing 19 by an overwhelming margin.

I'm asking supporters everywhere to please help distribute our ad 
content in support of
passage of Proposition 19. Go to http://fightgreed.org/ for content.

Thank You!

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Subj: 002 US CA: meet and greet the Drug Kzar in Pasadena
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:09:28 -0700

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16384421?nclick_check=3D1

>     PASADENA, Calif.=97President Obama=92s drug czar is scheduled to 
visit
> a Southern California drug treatment center Wednesday to speak out
> against the November ballot initiative that would legalize
> recreational marijuana use in the state.
>
>     Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske is
> planning to release new government data showing that California
> already has a much higher percentage of children in treatment for
> marijuana use than the rest of the country.
>
>     He also plans to highlight statistics indicating the state has a=20

> higher than average percentage of residents voluntarily seeking
> treatment because of problems with pot.
>
>     =93Celebrity Rehab=94 host Dr. Drew Pinsky is supposed to 
accompany
> Kerlikowske on his visit to the Pasadena Recovery Center.

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http://morningdonut.blogspot.com/
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Subj: 003 Engaging Journalists Directly
From: Patrick Froehlich <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 02:39:19 -0700

Hi everyone,
 
Aside from writing letters to the editor, does anyone on this list have experience engaging journalists directly in order to get them to provide more evidence-based media coverage of drug and prohibition issues?
 
If so, could you please tell me about some of your experiences? How did you approach them? What types of arguments were most effective? 
 
Best regards,
Patrick Froehlich
 

      
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