Petition on White House Website Aims to Raise Profile of Drug Prevention
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is looking for 25,000 people to sign an online petition to raise the profile of effective drug prevention on the White House’s “We the People” website. If the goal is reached by November 4, then Cabinet members of the Obama Administration will discuss the issue, according to CADCA.
The petition calls on the Administration to ensure greater emphasis and support for drug prevention. Anyone over 13 years old can sign.
“Given that drug use is increasing, Americans are receiving mixed messages, and perceptions of harm and disapproval are being eroded, we need to send a message to President Obama and his Administration that drug prevention should be a key part of our nation’s demand reduction strategy,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean. “This is an amazing opportunity to get drug prevention discussed at the highest levels of government.”
To view and sign the petition:
1. Go to: http://wh.gov/2Yh.
2. Create a username and password, if you don’t have one already.
3. After you have created an account, return to the petition link and hit refresh.
4. Click “Sign Petition” button.