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Missouri Drinking Age Campaign

Written by NYRA Oct 05, 2007

Since June 15 of this year, Kansas City information technology expert Michael Mikkelsen has been waging a campaign in Missouri to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. This began at the Ron Paul Presidential rally, and has since drawn national attention. His group, Missouri 18 to Drink, believes the measure would end the “black market subculture of binge drinking.” He admits they face an uphill battle, but is confident his volunteers will be able to rally the 131,181 signatures necessary to put the question on the ballot. No Federal law prohibits a state from having a drinking age less than 21, though a strongarm law is in place that would cost the state an estimated $50 million dollars in federal highway funds – of which only about $11 million would be made up in sales and excise taxes. The campaign needs your help, get involved here.

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