Dear friend of drug policy reform,
Thank you for your support. Individual donations play a huge role in enabling our work. With your help, StoptheDrugWar.org will continue to publish Drug War Chronicle, mobilize hundreds of organizations and reach out to media for global drug policy reform, and support all the ballot, legislative and other important efforts in the movement. Visit our About page for more information about our organization and programs.
We have two kinds of donations. One is tax-deductible, to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, DRCNet Foundation. These support our newsletter and much of our international drug policy and media work. You are on the right page to make a tax-deductible donation.
The other is not tax-deductible, and is for our 501(c)(4) nonprofit, Drug Reform Coordination Network. For that you'll need to use a different donation form, online here. Non-deductible donations support legislative lobbying such as action alerts to Congress, and limited parts of our international drug policy work. We also use 501(c)(4) funds to cover the full cost of our web site and online list host/legislative service, a legal protection to maintain our ability to report on candidates. That significantly increases our need for non-deductible donations, but it's important.
We can also accept donations for specific areas of our work. Please contact me to discuss this, or leave a note in the Share Your Comments box on the final page.
Lastly, you may know that we usually offer books, videos or StoptheDrugWar.org gift items with donations of specified sizes. We still do this, but our new donation service won't have a way to build that into this page until sometime next year. To order a premium, please visit our old donation page, go to the premiums drop-down menu to see what's available, then come back here and type your request in the Share Your Comments box on the final page. Note that selecting a premium will reduce the portion of your donation that is deductible, by an amount equal to the item's retail value. For example, if you donate $50, and order a book that normally costs $20, only $30 of your gift will be tax-deductible.
Thanks again, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
David Borden, Executive Director
P.S. Here's a video of me speaking at the United Nations, talking about human rights, regulatory sytems for drugs instead of prohibition, and the UN's state of denial over the drug treaties vs. marijuana legalization:
And here is our writer, Phillip Smith, receiving the Brecher Award for Achievement in Journalism, at the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference:
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