Mega Persuasive Memo

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Kolja Artigliere 250 W. Ocean Blvd. The Honorable Fiona Ma State Capitol, Room 3173 California Assembly Sacramento, CA 94249 February 8th, 2012 Dear Assembly Member Fiona Ma, I am writing to you today, to urge you to continue the legislation process on Assembly Bill AB74, Anti-Raves Act of 2012. The current law in effect allows Mega Raves or Electronic Dance Festivals to operate and be held at publicly owned facilities, despite their negative effect on society. I urge you to put a stop to this. The problem is that these Mega Raves or Dance Festivals tax the entire system, and put California’s youth and young adults at risk. Mega Raves such as Electronic Daisy Carnival, which was held at the USC’s Coliseum, drew crowds of 180,000 people last year, over a time span of two days. Young people are dying at these events, and even more are hospitalized due to drug related complications. At the Electronic Daisy Carnival a 15 year old girl, named Sasha, died of Ecstasy overdose, even though it is supposed to be a 16 years and older event. Besides Sasha’s tragic death, more than 100 people were hospitalized, mostly drug related emergencies. California Hospital Medical Center received about 70 medical transports alone. Things can quickly escalate…show more content…
Assembly Bill AB74, which you have introduced to legislation, if passed, would prevent raves from being hosted in the State of California. I believe by removing the source, ”Mega Raves“, from the equation, that the issues arising from the events, could be nearly eliminated. Authorization of this bill would be of great advantage to California and its

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