333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Drug Czar's coming to a town near you

Next week marks the official kick-off of the federal government's 2006
regional student drug testing summits. If the past two years' summits
are any indication, this four city tour will be nothing more than a
propaganda circus.

The whole thing is meant to coerce local schools into taking advantage
of millions of dollars of federal grant money made available for the
express purpose of testing teens' urine. While student drug testing
might sound like a good idea at first glance to any teacher or parent
concerned with youth drug abuse, the practice actually fails to deter
young people from using drugs - as the largest study ever conducted on
the topic shows.

Parents everywhere should be "pissed off" that their hard-earned tax
dollars are being flushed down the toilet - literally - on programs that
usurp family decision making and do nothing to stop young people from
using drugs.

The first stop on the tour is next Thursday in Orlando, FL. Here's the
full schedule:

Orlando, FL, January 19, 2006
(Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive)

San Diego, CA, February 22, 2006
(Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, 901 Camino del Rio South)

Falls Church, VA, March 15, 2006
(Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive)

Milwaukee, WI, April 25, 2006
(Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 West Kilbourn Avenue)

If you live in or around any of these cities, please get in touch with
SSDP as soon as possible by calling our world headquarters at (202)
293-4414 to find out how you can counteract the Drug Czar's propaganda
machine when it comes to town. Students, parents, and activists had a
great time raining on the Drug Czar's parade last year. Let's make sure
he and his cronies know that we'll continue to be there providing the
truth wherever and whenever they proliferate lies.

If you're planning on going, be sure to take a look at the student drug
testing section of SSDP's website, where you'll find talking points and
other materials.

Tom Angell, Campaigns Director
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
1623 Connecticut Ave NW; Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
phone: (202) 293-4414
cell: (202) 557-4979
fax: (202) 293-8344
AIM: ThisIsTomAngell

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