Monday, December 29, 2008
Amethyst initiative of college presidents to lower drinking age to 18 is bad policy. Support 21!
John McCardell, the President Emeritus of Middlebury College in Vermont founded the Amethyst Intiative to roll back the drinking age to 18. He got 130 college Presidents to sign on to this initiative which was sparked tremendous controversy and the Support 21 campaign.
The states were encouraged by the feds to increase the drinking age to 21 over the last several years with threats to withhold 10% of their federal highway dollars if they didn't.
The public health information is very clear that raising the drinking age has saved many lives and the other negative consequences of adolescent drinking.
For more information go to the CADCA web site by clicking here.