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Vote Yes On Prop 5, Save $Billions! Save Lives.
Drug Czar Attacks Prop. 5
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
President Bush’s Drug Czar and the powerful California prison guards' union are both turning their guns on the biggest U.S. drug policy reform since alcohol Prohibition was repealed 75 years ago.
Don’t let them get away with it. Tell everyone you know in California to vote YES on Prop. 5!
Proposition 5 on the California ballot would dramatically reduce the role of prison in dealing with drug offenders.
It’s also the only measure on the ballot in California that will save taxpayers billions. (That’s not just our opinion). It’s the conclusion of the California Legislative Analyst’s Office.)
But the Drug Czar and the prison guards' union don’t give a damn about soaking taxpayers to pay for a failed drug war. And they could care less about giving people with drug problems a chance to get treatment and rehabilitation instead of a prison cell.
Now we just found out that the “lock ‘em all up” lobby is raising big bucks to defeat Prop. 5 from the casinos, beer distributors and drug war fanatics.
All that money is going for TV ads using the same old scare tactics that fueled the war on drugs in the first place. But on Election Day, we can show them how wrong they are -- if we get voters to the polls in support of Prop. 5.
No matter where you live, we bet you know at least a few Californians (or at least someone who does)! Will you help get out the vote for Prop. 5? Do it the easy way -- email this message!
Check out our TV ads [above] and then share the link with your friends in California so they hear the truth about Prop. 5. Coming from you, the message will carry a lot of weight. You can help us counter the millions of dollars the prison guards’ union and their friends are spending on dishonest and scare tactic ads.
You’ll be in good company. Everyone from the League of Women Voters of California to the California Nurses Association to the California Federation of Teachers to the Consumer Federation of California supports Prop. 5. So does former Secretary of State George Shultz. They all know Prop. 5 will save money and save lives.
Drug Policy Alliance Network