Our biggest need right now is to introduce ourselves to maximum numbers in minimum time. Which means literally everyone reading this can volunteer by:
It won’t take a moment. So, please do both straightaway.
Now, let’s get to how you can contribute your special skill and talent. We are looking for four kinds of volunteer:
You’ll report on your Members of Congress, viewing them through the lens of the eight indictments.
Let’s say a congressperson proposes housing for the homeless on Twitter. We get back, on Twitter, showing how decriminalizing drugs in your state can provide the necessary dollars.
We also write to their office, explaining in detail and asking for an interview.
Similarly, if a news channel reports a congressperson screaming about your state’s scary crime stats, we’ll put in a comment below the news story showing how those stats dramatically deflate once you take out nonviolent drug crimes. (See indictment #6.) And how they’d decrease even more if law enforcers left drug-dependent people to healthcare and went after real criminals—as they do in most civilized countries. (See indictment #3.).
Your work will build our case, report by report. You’ll make our website and social media troves of information for anyone interested in drugs. Or, for that matter, anyone wondering how their favorite project is going to be funded: By ending the massive and total waste of resources on the forever War on Drugs, of course!
You’ll also help us put together a media presence that’ll impress funders, including big foundations and corporations. And you’ll build your reputation as a vigilant correspondent, byline by byline.
We’re looking for 2-5 correspondents per state. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and a few of lines on the first couple of things you’ll do if given the responsibility.
You’ll put together a team of volunteers to produce videos on each of our eight indictments and two “ask” videos: one aimed at foundations, the other at corporations.
While we feel lavish productions will backfire, we also understand skimping will make it seem we aren’t really invested in our cause. So, we’re aiming to raise $4 million by 2022, and a good part of that will go into video production.
And making sure at least 10 million people view those videos by the end of 2022.
Which means your and your colleagues’ names will be before vast audiences. And before some pretty influential folks too, when we show your work to big donors, at events, and so forth. Also, awards.
Quite a few in our team are from marketing. We know budgets that seem big to outsiders go only so far in the real world of video production. We are counting on you to make up the rest with your award-winning ingenuity.
We don’t mean to hold you back with a lot of preset notions and rules.
Please write to email@example.com with a link to your online show reel.
Don’t have a team? Want to contribute a specific skill to a team?
That’s OK too. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, with samples of your work, and we’ll put you in touch with other volunteers so you can join forces.
The War on Drugs feeds on fear and hate. Both feed on ignorance. We mean to stop the war by educating our fellow Americans.
Obviously, we can’t do that by boring them. We see art, of every type, enriching and inspiring our messages. Whether your art speaks specifically about drugs, or more broadly about repression, prejudice, pain, reform, healing, and so on, we invite you to join us.
And to use our platforms to market your offerings.
Because ending the War on Drugs is in every American’s interest and needs everyone’s support, we plan to invest millions on using multiple media to reach maximum numbers.
By teaming up with us, you too can reach wide audiences and markets.
Presently, we’re open to revenue-sharing partnerships. In future, we want to commission artwork, especially edutainment. Please write to email@example.com with links to your website and social media, and your availability for an opening conversation.
Ending the War on Drugs entails pulling down its legal frame and replacing it with one that’ll invest presently wasted resources into doing good, e.g., clinically distributed drugs, medically treating drug dependency, rehabilitating and compensating those ruined by the wrongheaded war.
Law is the keystone of our organization’s strategy. Our campaign is based on eight indictments (expanded in the thesis) against the Members of Congress. As the indictments show, the longer Members of Congress retain CSA (Controlled Substance Act of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970), the more they harm our country.
On the other hand, they will help every American by redeploying resources currently wasted on fighting our fellow citizens for the good of our people. Indeed, we are prepared to actually indict Members of Congress in federal courts if that’s what it takes!
We foresee many a legal and legislative battle ahead. We also want our revolution to be entirely lawful. Hence, our struggle will present you many opportunities for pro bono work, sometimes leading to far-reaching, far-famed reforms.
And while your work must be its own compensation for now, we do aim to acknowledge your expertise and talent monetarily as soon as we can.
A few who profit from the War on Drugs have forced the rest of us to fight it and suffer it for decades. They’ll bring out massive legal firepower to maintain status quo. We don’t plan to retreat for lack of paying power then.
To join our Nat Turner Revolution, one that’s entirely nonviolent and lawful, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your resume or a link to your online profile, and your availability for an opening conversation.
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