Friday, March 2, 2012

I-1183 Stakeholders Forum March 13

Prevention advocates are invited to a:

Public Health and Safety Stakeholder Forum on the implementation of 1183
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
10am to 12noon
WSLCB Headquarters, 3000 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia, WA.

It is important that WASAVP and prevention advocates "pack the room" and help the conversation focus on mitigating the harm 1183 is poised to inflict on our kids and communities. Below is cut from the invitation email:

"In the next few months you will see many changes in how spirits (hard alcohol) are distributed and sold in the State of Washington as a result of the passage of Initiative 1183. There will also be changes in licensing and regulation. 

We realize there are many questions regarding what this all means for your communities in terms of public health and safety. For instance, how might the changes impact underage drinking, access to alcohol, enforcement of liquor laws, etc.? 

Senior staff will be available to answer questions. We hope you will take this opportunity to become better informed."

The invitation is from Sharon Foster, LCB and Michael Langer, DBHR--a big "thank you" to them for this opportunity for public dialogue.


1. Let's mobilize and "pack the room" at LCB with prevention advocates.

2. Send questions in advance to Samantha Trotter at (Please also cc: your questions to the WASAVP Board at as we are working to coordinate questions to insure all pertinent issues and concerns are submitted.)

3. If you would like to take advantage of a call-in option, please e-mail Trotter at, and you will receive instructions with a call-in number.

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