Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Health Initiative files for 2012 Ballot

This was just filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office. Supporters of this ballot initiative would like to see it appear on the 2012 November ballot:

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION HEALTH INITIATIVE, proposes an alcohol tax of 25 cents on a gallon of spirituous liquor, and one dollar each on a gallon of beer and wine, the equivalent of less than ten cents per drink. Proceeds will fund prevention and early intervention services for any entity that affiliates with a community based prevention coalition. The initiative establishes an eighteen member commission which sets policy. Only the thirteen members, including three tribal representatives are voting members. The non voting members are directors or deputy directors of the Arizona’s governmental departments.

Should this pass it would require the taxpayers of Arizona to create another new tax on a “sin” and get the State of Arizona involved and investing in keeping yet another source of revenue.

One would think that the solution to alcohol and substance abuse prevention would be parents, family, friends, neighbors and the faith-based community and perhaps an ounce of discipline.

AZ TARS Leadership Development & Recruitment Night – October 18th

What: A FREE fun filled night for students, parents & teachers!

  • Learn how to start a club in your area.
  • A great discussion on how to grow your local TARS Club.
  • Learn about exciting new changes coming to AZ TARS this year.
  • Learn how you can make a difference!

Who is invited?

  • Current TARs Members and Advisers are all encouraged to come and learn about the exciting new changes taking place with AZ TARs Any current and interested High School students interested in joining TARs or starting a new TARs Club.
  • Any Parent of a current or prospective TARs Member
  • Any Educator interested in helping support or serve as an Adviser to a TARs Club
  • Any adult willing to support a local TARs group through volunteering for the State TARs or Local TARs group or through making a financial donation.

Date: October 18th, 2011
Time: 7-9:00 P.M.
Where: Arizona Republican Party State Headquarters
Address: 3501 North 24th StreetPhoenix, AZ 85016 (map)
Wear: Casual clothes that you can be active in.

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Hon. Dean Martin
  • Training Workshop by: Dusti Martin
  • State TARs President: Elizabeth Lind
  • State TARs Adviser: Lois Fitch

RSVP to (480) 256-8225 by 5 P.M. October 17th

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