But I’m sure you’ll be happy to know, that today is a National Call-In Day that is a big part of Crack the Disparity National Month of Advocacy—- a month-long coordinated push to eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.
Unfortunately for the organizers—and those of us who believe this to be an important issue—”Crack the Disparity National Month of Advocacy” (CTDNMA???), just does not have the snappy ring of say….. well…Earth Day.
Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, which also occurs today.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Okay, that has its own problems this year, I grant you—and it’s not until September anyway).
In any case, here are the instructions should you want to participate:
To participate call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard right now at 202.224.3121, and ask to speak to your representatives in the Senate and House. Urge them to support and co-sponsor H.R. 265, the Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act in the House and legislation in the Senate that eliminates the 100 to 1 disparity between crack and powder cocaine.
(I’m guessing that, if you call, given recent events, it’s probably best not to talk like a pirate…but if you call today, in addition to the above-mentioned days, it is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, which opens a host of possibilities.
And then Friday, it turns out, is National Hairball Day so if you call tomorrow you could…..
….oh, never mind. Just call.)