May 28, 2010
Representatives Sander Levin (D-12th/MI) and Mary Bono Mack (R-46th/CA) have co-founded and will co-chair the new Congressional Caucus on Youth Drug Prevention. The mission of this newly formed Caucus is to:
- educate members of Congress and federal agencies about the benefits of youth drug prevention (including the prevention of underage drinking);
- raise awareness about the consequences of youth drug use among children, parents and families;
- raise awareness about the effectiveness of comprehensive, community-wide approaches, including the involvement of parents, schools, teachers, and the media; and
- ensure that substance use/abuse prevention is included in all appropriate authorizing and appropriations legislation, and garner support for such legislation.
In an effort to raise awareness about the need for increased youth drug prevention funding and appropriate policies, we’d like to see as many members of Congress as possible join the Caucus. The more constituents your member hears from, the more likely he/she is to join.
What You Can Do
Use CADCA’s CapWiz to fax a letter to you representative, asking him/her to join the Youth Drug Prevention Caucus.
CADCA’s fax system allows you to automatically send a fax to your legislators from its website. To send faxes to your legislators, go to http://capwiz.com/cadca/home/.