I have a proposal request for all of you out there who care about the issue of impaired driving (as well as distracted driving for that matter).
November 21st is the WHO/UN recognized Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims....What say you to a media blitz of sorts?
Just imagine what we might be able to accomplish if we apply pen to paper (or in reality fingers to keyboard for most of us).
CNN has an "I-Report" function that allows people to post news stories. I have my blog and I know many others out there have blogs as well. Obviously we have our own facebook pages as well as our friends FB pages and those pages that we visit (all the remembrance pages, memorial pages, anti-DUI pages and LEO pages).
Let us have our own united event....it would not even take a great deal of effort. In media campaigns you need to be short, sweet, to the point, and hit the media "hot points" ...No more than one written page and really, some email and submission links limit the character count (I would recommend two versions - a one pager and a 400 count statement).
I could write a note and would supply contact info for as many links as I can from the various sites (relevant media, news, other) and some suggestions on relevant points or facts to share as well as other writing tips...then...on that weekend...you TAKE ACTION - take a stand - Make a Difference!
IMAGINE what we might be able to accomplish if we could gather enough people together to send off emails/letters/statements. IMAGINE CNN or FOX or State GOVERNORS or OPRAH or Whomever, receiving HUNDREDS of pieces of correspondence on one day/one weekend even, ALL on the same topic...ALL of us saying ENOUGH. We are tired of burying our children, we our tired of burying our parents, we are tired of burying those we love, we are tired of the thousands of injuries, many permanent, that leave too many physically and mentally scarred, we are TIRED of the LIFE SENTENCES WE have been given because SOMEONE ELSE made the CHOICE to DRINK and DRIVE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
I am asking for your help...not just to write but to get others to join this fight. Spread the Word!
Together we CAN make a Difference!
Please remember to check out my Facebook pages (group and regular page, both with same name) Taking Action Against Drunk Driving…
I plan to be posting notes in the coming week that tell stories of loss and request help in submitting impact statements. Please make sure to visit the pages and check for posts on these requests. We can impact the courts and send them a message that Enough is Enough…but we need your help to achieve that goal.
On these pages people share stories, I share news, I post notes, and share other relevant information, videos, pictures, memorials, and inspirations…
By sharing these stories, news, etc., it is my hope that we get people to think…and if we change even one mind…we potentially save at least one life…maybe more.
Together We CAN Make A Difference!
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