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HEA bill. Racist Republican drug law. Student aid cut. 40,000 in 2001 alone. Higher Education Act's drug provision. Another in a long line of racist Republican-led drug laws.
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*Introduction.  
*MPP-DRCNet email.
*Related info and links.

*Drug War chart, and more.



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Racist GOP drug law. Student aid cut. 40,000 in 2001 alone. HEA bill. GOP = Republican Party. Republican Party is the main corporate party in the USA.

A quote from the MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) email farther down:
"The HEA drug provision has a disparate impact on different races. African Americans, for example, who comprise 13% of the population and 13% of all drug users, account for more than 55% of those convicted of drug possession charges."

Another in a long line of racist Republican-led drug laws. Much of the history of the drug war, past and present, here and abroad, has been as a means to exercise the racism of corporate right-wing white males in power. See timeline of some of the rightist-led drug laws and actions:
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/gop.htm and
http://corporatism.tripod.com/gop.htm

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--- MPP-DRCNet email begins --- [TopLink]

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 17:12:30 +0000
From: Marijuana Policy Project < mpp@mpp.org >
Subject: ALERT: Keep HEA Reform on the Congressional Agenda
Reply To: mpp@mpp.org


[The following important message is being forwarded by the Marijuana
Policy Project on behalf of the Drug Reform Coordination Network.
Please direct any questions to drcnet@drcnet.org ]



12/02/01

Dear reader:

Many of you have helped our campaign to repeal the Higher
Education Act's drug provision by using our web site --
http://www.raiseyourvoice.com -- to send e-mail and faxes to
your representatives and senators in the US Congress. The HEA
drug provision has stripped about 40,000 would-be students of
their college financial aid this year alone.

Your help is needed again to help us keep HEA reform on the
Congressional agenda. Even in the midst of war and terrorism,
Congress is still tending to other business, including
education policy. But potential supporters in Congress need
to know that Americans still care about this issue, if they
are to devote their time to it amidst everything else that is
going on. Student governments have continued to speak out
against the drug provision -- nine new endorsements have been
garnered for our campaign this semester alone, bring the
total to 81 -- but your help in the form of grassroots
support -- letters, faxes and phone calls -- is needed too.

So please visit http://www.raiseyourvoice.com to tell
Congress you want them to remove the drug war from education
and repeal the anti-drug financial aid ban. When you're done,
please call your US Representative on the phone to make an
even stronger impact -- you can call them via the
Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or visit
http://www.house.gov to look up their direct numbers.

Students, visit http://www.raiseyourvoice.com and check out
the student involvement section to find out how to do more.
Also please download an online copy of our activist packet.
If you're already at work on this, please write us at
heareform@drcnet.org and let us know what's happening.

Please forward this alert to your friends or use the tell-a-
friend form that will come up on your screen after you send
your letter. And please consider making a donation -- large
or small -- to keep this effort moving forward at full speed.
Though our funding situation for 2002 is very promising,
we've had a shortfall of the non-tax-deductible lobbying
funds that we need for the campaign during the second half of
2001. Visit http://www.drcnet.org/donate/ to help, or mail
your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402,
Washington, DC 20036. Contributions of stock can be made
through our Ameritrade account, account # 772973012, company
name Drug Reform Coordination Network, Inc.

Again, visit http://www.raiseyourvoice.com to write to
Congress and get involved in the campaign! Here are some
reasons the HEA drug provision is wrong:

* The vast majority of Americans convicted of drug offenses
are convicted of nonviolent, low-level possession.

* The HEA drug provision represents a penalty levied only on
the poor and the working class; wealthier students will not
have the doors of college closed to them for want of
financial aid.

* Judges already have the power to rescind financial aid
eligibility as individual cases warrant. The HEA drug
provision removes that discretion.

* The HEA drug provision has a disparate impact on different
races. African Americans, for example, who comprise 13% of
the population and 13% of all drug users, account for more
than 55% of those convicted of drug possession charges.

* No other class of offense carries automatic loss of
financial aid eligibility.

* Access to a college education is the surest route to the
mainstream economy and a crime-free life.

--- http://www.raiseyourvoice.com ---

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"The latest numbers from the Department of Education (9/23/01) indicate that a record number of students are likely to lose their full-year financial aid eligibility by the end of the 2001-2002 school year. We estimate that well over 40,000, perhaps as many as 60,000, will formally be denied aid for some or all of this school year, plus an unknown number who donít bother to apply because they rightly or wrongly believe they are ineligible."
http://www.raiseyourvoice.com/heainfo.html

*Republicans lead U.S. Drug War. Democrats follow Republican evil. Huge LINKS list! U.S. Drug-war Industrial Complex. Republican fundamentalist holy war. Friendly Fascism. Drug war leaders are the rabid right, hate radio, hate television, NRA (National Rifle Association), religious right, (snortin') George Bush the hypocrite, etc.. Republican-led drug war disenfranchises (no voting rights) millions of voters (mostly Democrat-voting blacks).
http://corporatism.tripod.com/gop.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/gop.htm

*Racism of Republicrat Drug War. CHARTS. Revised. Many links and notes. This racism page linked just below has charts for black, white, and Hispanic inmate numbers and rates in the USA; and U.S. state by state disenfranchisement (no voting rights) laws. Many drug war notes, and LINKS to many more charts. Republican evil, Democrat complicity. Republicrat drug war disenfranchises (no voting rights) millions of voters (mostly poor people of color). Modern corporate control of the poor.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/charts5.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts5.htm

*Terrorism of USA. Death Squads, Drug War. Many links worldwide. Millions killed over decades. Mostly US-run or US-aided terrorist death squads worldwide. Other death squads, too. Today's death squads, and older ones such as the US-run Phoenix Program during the Vietnam war. Terrorism and corruption at all levels of politics, police, society, media, business, unions, government, etc.. Lists in alphabetical and chronological order. Huge LINKS list.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/squads.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/squads.htm

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Drug War charts, and more. [TopLink]