Advocates for the Amend the RAVE Act campaign have some awesome news to share, as the Department of Justice (DOJ) has deemed free water and fact-based drug education material as “reasonable and appropriate safety measures.”


Those working on amending the RAVE act have proposed that free water should be provided at dance music festivals and concerts. Also, they believe drug education materials based on facts should be passed out to help spread knowledge of common party drugs.

The whole mantra behind the Amend the RAVE Act campaign is “drug policy should not endanger public safety.” According to Dede Goldsmith, event organizers in position to make these important calls should act now.

“Because of these developments, festival promoters and venue owners should no longer fear prosecution under the Act,” she writes. “Furthermore harm reduction activist organizations, like DanceSafe and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), have told me they will begin immediately to use the DOJ responses to justify bringing these vital safety measures to festivals and concerts.”

On August 31, 2013, Goldsmith’s daughter Shelley died of heat stroke at an EDM concert in Washington D.C. after taking MDMA. She believes her death was partly the result of a dated law from 2003 called the RAVE Act that prevents safe settings at EDM events. This is why Goldsmith chooses a “safety first” approach to drug use and hopes others will, too.

More than 20,000 signatures acquired by the Amend the RAVE Act campaign have captured the attention of Congressional leaders and even compelled them to demand action by the DOJ.

Sign here to support the cause.

 

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