The Time Has Come for Me to Pass the Baton

I have decided that it is time for me to step back from the ATRA campaign. Effective November 1, DanceSafe, a not-for-profit public health organization that promotes health and safety within the nightlife community, will continue the work of the Amend the RAVE Act campaign.

Letter to ATRA supporters

January 23, 2015 - Thank you for your support of the Amend the RAVE Act educational campaign that I have undertaken. It is because of your active involvement in this monumental, multifaceted effort that federal legislators have taken note of our work. My husband, Rob, and I have meet with one of Virginia’s Democratic U.S. senators as well...

Thank You Petition Signers!

September 15, 2014 - Thank you for signing the petition and making the Amend the RAVE Act (ATRA) campaign a force to be taken seriously. Many other public safety groups are lending their support and I have been receiving many media calls since I sent out a press release about the campaign last week.

Press Release: Mother Launches Campaign to Amend RAVE Act, Says Federal Law May Have Contributed to Her Daughter’s Death

ABINGDON, VA – The mother of a 19-year old UVA honors student has launched a campaign to change a federal law that she contends is outdated and likely contributed to her daughter’s death. Shelley Goldsmith died of heat stroke last summer at an electronic dance music (EDM) event in Washington DC after taking the drug MDMA. Dede Goldsmith, mother...