Vice President Biden: Fix Your RAVE Act Law and Save Lives
Nightlife Community Engagement Manager, Drug Policy Alliance
Festival season is underway and sadly, we’ve already seen headlines about drug-related deaths.
This summer, there’s a unique opportunity to do something to help prevent these deaths: join DPA’s #SaferPartying campaign and partner organization DanceSafe in asking Vice President Biden to support Amending the RAVE Act.
The RAVE Act - or Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, its actual name - is legislation that holds event producers criminally and civilly responsible for drug use among their event attendees. Despite almost never being enforced, this law lurks in the background, scaring event producers (and their lawyers and insurers) from allowing anything that acknowledges or even hints at drug use at their events - even information and services designed to keep attendees safe....
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