Archive for February, 2010

F&M College Reporter Covers Drinking Age Event

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Late last week, [CR] President and Founder John McCardell visited Franklin & Marshall College to discuss the drinking age debate at their weekly Common Hour discussion. Kelly Seeger, a writer for F&M’s College Reporter, covered the event and shot some video of his presentation, which you can watch here. Dr. McCardell noted that despite the law, “the data also show that in overwhelming numbers, those most affected by the law—18, 19 and 20 year olds—are still consuming alcohol.”

Check out the video of the event and let us know if you’d like to bring a [CR] representative to your campus.

[CR] On’s Ideas for Change: Vote Today!

Monday, February 1st, 2010 has launched its next Ideas for Change in America competition, and we need your help! This crowd-sourced contest allows online activists to show their support for innovative ideas for change. Our idea, “21 Doesn’t Work. Change the Drinking Age” calls on lawmakers to take up the drinking age debate.

The polls are open, and voting will continue until March 12, when the Top 10 Ideas for Change in America will be announced to a group of media representatives, non-profit leaders, and officials in the Obama administration.

First-round voting ends at 5 PM EST on February 18th. Help us collect enough votes to advance to the next round by voting today!

Update: We’ve qualified for the final round! The vote totals were reset to zero on March 1 to level the playing field for the final round participants. Make sure to cast your vote again so that we can crack the Top 10.