The November Coalition
282 West Astor, Colville, WA 99114
Ph/Fx: (509) 684-1550
www.november.org - moreinfo©november.org
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you'll find three membership coupons
(pdf). With your help we can increase services to dues paying
members, and publish more often, not less. People with Internet
access can read, or download and print a copy of the Razor
Wire day or night at www.november.org
without a membership. People use the Internet, and today 'information'
is abundant and free. It is what it is.
We depend on imprisoned people to reach
the world. Through this year, we are focusing on offline publishing
resources and attention to prisoners of the drug war and our
dues paying members. For over 12 years, November's drug-war-imprisoned
members have been the integral link to volunteerism of every
stripe, always amazing anyone who has had close contact with
our office and your communications to it.
That said, our office looks forward to
reading your comments about converting prison sentences to public
service through prisons to work programs. We are poised for hard
questions from you, and hard pressed to find solutions for real
change within the harsh realities of economics and imprisonment.
We intend to share your ideas through our website, and include
some exciting new mediums for expressing your sentiments.
Lastly, we want you to receive more direct
attention from us, so don't just tuck these membership coupons
away for safe-keeping. Write a letter to a deserving person or
three and include one of the membership invitations we've provided.
Without you, our stories won't be told.
What is The November Coalition?
We are people like you all over the world
who condemn drug prohibition laws and oppose U.S. Drug War policies.
We are prisoners and parents of those incarcerated; we are wives,
sisters, brothers, children, aunts, uncles and cousins. We're
friends of prisoners, legal professionals and concerned individuals,
too. All across this land of America, we're anyone sick and tired
of conflicted and ineffective illegal-drug laws; repressive legislation
that long ago needed reexamination and redirection by national
and international officials.
The November Coalition was founded in 1997
as a non-profit, grassroots organization with a mission to raise
awareness in individuals and communities. There is a spiraling
increase in numbers of imprisoned in the United States due to
We arouse and activate fellow taxpayers
about existing and impending dangers of an overly powerful federal
government acting beyond constitutional constraints. We counsel
victims of this peculiar 'war,' most of whom were minor participants,
and warn our fellow citizens of the steady erosion of civil liberties,
human rights and personal freedoms allowed by federal and state
Coalition members and supporters are convinced
that the War on Drugs does nothing but stimulate an ever more
profitable and violent underground economy. The intent of any
law should create a safer country and safer world, not one more
costly and less free.
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Archive of Nora Callahan's Essays and Speeches
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How to Communicate with The November
We receive lots of mail. Rest assured that we read every one
of them, but we simply don't have the time or staff to actually
respond to more than a few.
· Legal cases: We cannot offer you legal representation or advice.
Please do not send us your legal work unless specifically requested.
· Prisoner profiles (The WALL): Please continue to submit your stories, but if
at all possible, send pictures with them, preferably of a prison
visit with your loved ones. Stories should be concise, factual,
and include personal background such as age, family status etc.
Although The November Coalition staff endeavors to verify the
accuracy of WALL stories, written by the prisoners themselves,
we assume no responsibility for their content. Credentialed media
can be provided with documentation and family contacts if they
wish to research a story. To do so, please contact moreinfo©november.org.
· Articles for Razor Wire
& Internet: Editorials should
be no more than 800 words; articles no more than 1,200 words.
Submitted items should be typed & double spaced, or neatly
printed by hand if you don't have access to a typewriter. Please
limit the use of bold, italics, underline, or other special formatting.
We need your cartoons and sketches, please! Let your creativity
and imagination run wild.
· Donations: We will gladly accept postage stamps from prisoners
and others, as well as monetary donations.
The Razor Wire
is a publication of The November Coalition, a nonprofit organization
that advocates drug law reform. Contact information: moreinfo©november.org,
282 West Astor, Colville, Washington 99114 - Ph: (509) 684-1550
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