October 20, 2006






Give Your Lawmakers a Heads Up About the Blueprint


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Dear ....

When I was the governor of Massachusetts, I witnessed the damage wreaked by an epidemic of drug and alcohol use. I saw the great costs, both personal and financial, and I saw that it was up to me to do something about them.

That's why I know that state governments are on the front lines in this battle. And it's why I know that the Blueprint for the States report has the power to create groundbreaking change in the way our nation deals with drug and alcohol problems.

I write today to ask you to remind your state legislators and governor that this Blueprint that will save lives is in the mail. Join Together is sending copies of this report to state legislators and governors in all 50 states, with the help of many Join Together subscribers who donated to the effort. Now we need you to get them to read it and take action by holding hearings based on its recommendations.

Click here to send a message to your lawmakers, along with a link to the Blueprint that will save lives - so they can download it for a sneak preview.

Why do I believe so strongly in the Blueprint report's recommendations? As a former governor, I know how difficult it can be to enact real, long-term change. I would have welcomed a clear set of recommendations like the ones set forth here.

And yet it's possible that this Blueprint to save lives wouldn't have made it to my desk. Like most governors, I was often so busy keeping up with the problems associated with drug and alcohol use - the very problems that this important set of recommendations addresses! - that it was hard to make time for solutions.

Don't let your elected leaders and candidates miss out on the Blueprint for the States report. Click here now to send a message.

Remember, the November elections are just weeks away, so your candidates are listening to you. After you've sent your message, print out a Blueprint that will save lives and take it with you to candidate forums. Ask candidates to commit to hold hearings on the recommendations. Click here to find all the resources you'll need to get the Blueprint to candidates. The more attention we can bring to this important set of recommendations, the better - for our states, and for our people.

Thank you for all that you do. Remember to vote on November 7th. You can make a difference.


Michael Dukakis



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