The Amethyst Initiative, founded by John McCardell, President Emeritus of Middlebury College and founder of a group called Choose Responsibility, calls for a national debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 and has more than 100 college presidents signed on.
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Let college presidents, elected officials and parents know NOW that lowering the drinking age is unacceptable, irresponsible and dangerous!
The recent news about how 100 college presidents have signed on to the so-called Amethyst Initiative cannot be ignored by any of us. The time to act is now.
As every bit of evidence tells us, it would be a national tragedy to turn back the clock and lower the drinking age from 21 to 18.
Tens of thousands of lives have been saved since the mid-80’s when the minimum drinking age of 21 reached all 50 states.