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MAPTalk-Digest Monday, December 15 2014 Volume 14 : Number 013

001 RussB on Sabet, Proj SAM and donations go where?
002 RIP, Richard Lake


Subj: 001 RussB on Sabet, Proj SAM and donations go where?
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:32:11 -0700

Interesting... when you donate to @KevinSabet's Project SAM, it is handled
thru a  email...


Subj: 002 RIP, Richard Lake
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:26:48 -0800

It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of a dedicated and lon
standing reform mainstay. Our friend and co-worker Richard Lake passed
away on December 7, 2014.

Richard has spent decades, and untold hours, working to help bring about
more sensible drug policies. Perhaps his most significant achievement, in
the drug policy arena, was his incredible dedication to the Media
Awareness Project (MAP) Inc. Richard spent countless hours, days, and
years helping to archive what is, to this day, one of the largest and mos
valuable archives of drug policy related material ever assembled. More
than 250,000 drug policy related news articles, all fully searchable on
any topic of interest, can be viewed or researched at:

Richard's dedicated co-workers continue to build this archive
virtually every day of the year. Richard also worked tirelessly to
encourage a massive cadre of volunteers to write Letters To the Editor
(LTE's) to encourage more accurate reporting on drug policy issues.

The result has been a massive public relations effort of more than 35,000
published LTEs in virtually every significant publication in the US,
Canada, and worldwide. The cumulative impact of this effort, which has
generated a combined 'advertising value' of more than $35 Million to the
reform effort to date, and which was instrumental in helping to bring
about a far more educated public, media, and political leadership, cannot
be overstated.

We will remember Richard's steadfast dedication and loyalty to the
principles of individual liberty and justice with pride and a great deal
of gratitude. It was a pleasure knowing Richard. His dedication should be
an inspiration to us all, and encourage every one of us to continue to
carry the flag and move us ever closer towards freedom liberty, and

Those wishing to contribute towards keeping Richard's dream alive may do
so, on his behalf, at:

Please feel free to forward this message to any list, group, or
individuals whom you feel would want to be informed of Richard's passing.

Thank You Richard. You will be missed!



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