This opinion piece (“Pragmatic approach needed for alcohol issue,” 27 June 2006, Pacific Daily News) presents a good argument for why residents of Guam should vote to maintain its 18 year-old drinking age. The US territory, which receives a substantial amount of federal highway funding each year despite having a legal limit below 21, has historically set its drinking age at 18. MADD is active in Coalition 21, the organization formed in favor of raising the drinking age. Residents will decide whether or not to raise the drinking age to 21 in a general election on November 7.

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