Monday, October 26, 2015

Eric Holder Suggested As Speaker for DPA Conference

for the Drug Policy Alliance Panel Proposal 
for the International Drug Policy Reform Conference;
November 18-21, 2015:

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Eric Holder Esq.
Covington & Burling
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
                                                                                                                                October 12,  2015
Dear Mr. Eric Holder;

I would like to propose you as a speaker to be invited by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) for their upcoming International Drug Policy Reform Conference to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, in Arlington, VA 22202, November 18-21, 2015.

I am a long time drug policy activist-historian who has attended the international conferences of the DPA , and those of its predecessor organization, the Drug Policy Foundation, since 1989.

I was a panelist at the DPF conference panels on cocaine in 1991 and 1992, the moderator of their 1995 conference panel  COCA 95 A Necessary Drug Policy Alternative from Abroad, and the author of papers on the topic of prohibition’s effects on cocaine usage, published in the DPF conference compendiums in 1990, 1991 and 1992.  These papers and the 1995 panel are viewable at my blog ‘Freedom of Medicine and Diet’.

I suggest that you might be made a part of a panel that I have proposed for this November 18-21 conference ‘Covington & Burling and Drug Policy’- please see attached proposal.

                                                                                                   Best Regards
                                                                                                   Douglas A. Willinger
                                                                                                   Freedom of Medicine and Diet
                                                                                                   8 Bretton Ridge
                                                                                                   Mt. Kisco, New York  10549
Cc: Marialuisa S. Gallozzi Esq. Covington & Burling
Drug Policy Alliance
Ethan Nadelmann
Ira Glasser