I need your help – Festival and concert season is right around the cornerEmanuel
I need your support – Festival and concert season is right around the corner
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February 26, 2016
Dear Virginia friends,
I need your help.
We need to motivate our Virginia U.S. Senators to move quickly to make dance concert settings safer. Festival and concert season is right around the corner and we need their attention now before we witness yet another year of senseless medical emergencies.
Event producers are scared that if they offer free water, cool-down spaces, drug education or other harm reduction measures at their events, they will violate the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, otherwise known at the RAVE Act, and open themselves up to prosecution.
Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have both indicated to me that they will work with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to clarify the Act so that venue owners and concert organizers will no longer fear prosecution for taking common-sense measures to protect their patrons.
Can you reach out to your Senators now and help urge them to do so?
Never done this before and don’t know what to say? It’s super easy. Just call or click on the highlighted link to email, and ask the following:
“I want Senator Kaine – and Senator Warner – to work with the Office of National Drug Control Policy to make it clear that safety measures put in place by venue owners do not violate the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, otherwise known as the RAVE Act.” (Adding a personal story about why we need these measures always adds impact.)
Here is how to contact the Senators:
Senator Tim Kaine
388 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Senator Mark Warner
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Thanks so much for being an advocate for amending the RAVE Act. By adding your voice to mine, Sen. Kaine and Sen. Warner will understand that this issue is vitally important to their constituents.
Founder, Amend the RAVE Act
President, Protect Our Youth Inc