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Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to Deliver Keynote Address at Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium

Alexandria, VA – Washington Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Rob McKenna will be the keynote speaker at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fourth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium held September 11-13, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.  This annual event brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including some of the best legal minds in the country, state regulators, attorneys general, educators and industry officials – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

Attorney General McKenna will discuss the role state attorneys general play in policy debates about alcohol; a state’s role under the 21st Amendment; society’s interest in fighting the abuse of alcohol, underage drinking and crime; and protect small businesses and consumers.

Another feature presentation of the symposium will be a panel discussion on “The Timeless Importance of Toward Liquor Control.”  In 1933, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. commissioned Raymond B. Fosdick and Albert L. Scott to study alcohol regulation and prepare America for the return of legal alcohol and its regulation following the passage of the 21st Amendment which ended Prohibition.  The CAP is pleased to help put this seminal work on American alcohol policy back into the public space by republishing this out-of-print book.  The panel will discuss how Toward Liquor Control provided guidance to policymakers as they set up regulatory systems for alcohol and the extent to which that framework still exists today.

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law-symposium/.  Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, please call 312-564-1234 and reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $229 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.  Government employees receive a special per diem rate of $173 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits.  Nearly 40 states approved the 2010 Alcohol Law Symposium for CLE credits.

More details about the 2011 CAP Alcohol Law Symposium, including a list of speakers and agenda, will be available on the CAP website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org, as they become available. For further information, please e-mail info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

 

Center for Alcohol Policy Accepting Submissions for Fourth Annual Essay Contest

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is now accepting entries for its Fourth Annual Essay Contest.  The topic for this year’s contest is “The Importance of Toward Liquor Control to Modern Alcohol Policy.”

WHO CAN ENTER: The contest is open to all persons over the age of 18.  Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.

HOW TO ENTER: Papers may be e-mailed to essay@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or sent as a hard copy to:  Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Essay Contest; 1101 King St, Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA  22314

DEADLINE: The deadline for entries is December 19, 2011. Winners will be announced in early 2012.

AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Toward Liquor Control is the result of a study commissioned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1933, which provided a blueprint for states to follow when determining their alcohol regulatory systems following Prohibition.  The CAP has republished Toward Liquor Control to provide those interested in effective state-based alcohol regulation with a historical perspective and an understanding of why the system remains important today.

Toward Liquor Control reminds readers of the challenges associated with alcohol, sales and consumption before Prohibition and how today’s state-based regulatory system was established to encourage responsible alcohol consumption and promote competition while maintaining public health and safety.  Essay writers are invited to provide their insights on how many of the issues addressed in Toward Liquor Control still face policymakers today.

The book Toward Liquor Control can be purchased online at www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.  It is also available as an iBook through Apple’s iBookstore, a NOOK book from Barnes and Noble and other popular e-book formats.

“State-based alcohol regulation is an important element of the local landscape in every community across the country,” said CAP Advisory Council member and Samford University Cumberland School of Law Professor Brannon Denning.  “The CAP Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States.”

To read entry rules, essay guidelines and last year’s winning essays, please visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.

For more information, please visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or call (703) 519-3090.

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

Toward Liquor Control Now Available for Purchase Online

Original Work on State Alcohol Regulation Returns to Circulation in Multiple Formats

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is excited to announce the republication of Raymond B. Fosdick and Albert L. Scott’s, Toward Liquor Control, which has been out of circulation for more than 50 years. The book is now available for purchase online through the Center’s Web site, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org. It is also available as an iBook through Apple’s iBookstore, as a NOOK book from Barnes and Noble and will be available soon in other popular e-book formats.

In 1933, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. commissioned Fosdick and Scott to study alcohol regulation and prepare America for the return of legal alcohol and its regulation following the passage of the 21st Amendment which ended Prohibition.  Toward Liquor Control provided guidance to policymakers as they set up regulatory systems for alcohol, and much of that framework still exists today.

“The republication of Toward Liquor Control is an opportunity for today’s citizens to understand many of the origins of modern alcohol regulation in the United States,” said CAP Advisory Council member and former police chief and alcohol regulator Jerry Oliver.  “As Prohibition was coming to an end, this book was one of the key documents influencing how the country would deal with alcoholic beverages going forward.  Its content is just as important today as when it was written.”

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. notes in the foreword of the book, “If carefully laid plans of control are not made, the old evils against which prohibition was invoked can easily return.” The following report by Fosdick and Scott advised how to avoid returning to the excesses of the pre-Prohibition era and corruption of the Prohibition years and provided the template for alcohol control policy that the states ultimately followed.

The CAP has republished Toward Liquor Control with permission in order to provide those interested in effective state-based alcohol regulation with a historical perspective and an understanding of why the system remains important today.

Toward Liquor Control reminds readers of the challenges associated with alcohol, sales and consumption before Prohibition and how today’s state-based regulatory system was established to encourage responsible alcohol consumption and promote competition while maintaining public health and safety.

 

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

 

Center for Alcohol Policy Education Video Receives Top Honor in Association Media & Publishing’s 2011 EXCEL Awards

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy’s educational video, The Dangers of Alcohol Deregulation: The United Kingdom Experience vs. American Alcohol Regulation, has been honored with a gold award in the “Media Innovation: Video” category of Association Media & Publishing’s 2011 EXCEL Awards.  This annual competition recognizes the best and brightest in association and non-profit media and publishing.  The Center’s video was applauded for effective use of impactful graphics and informative statistics as well as clearly communicating a significant amount of information in a short amount of time.

“This video is a valuable tool that helps further the Center for Alcohol Policy’s efforts to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation,” said Patrick Lynch, member of the Center’s Advisory Council and former Rhode Island Attorney General.

The Center produced the educational video to highlight the contrast between the deregulated system of alcohol controls in the United Kingdom with the effective system of alcohol regulation in the United States.  The video conveys a serious message about the lessons Americans should take from the United Kingdom, where alcohol is sold below cost and available 24 hours per day, fueling an increase in crime, alcohol-related hospital admissions and childhood drinking.  This depiction helps viewers better understand why the United States has a state-based system of alcohol regulation under the 21st Amendment, which provides separation between alcohol producers and retailers, and how it works to effectively regulate alcohol as it does today.

In addition to disseminating copies of the video to members of the alcohol industry and members of community and public health coalitions, the Center has made the video available to the media and the public by posting it on the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Web site at http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/.

The Center for Alcohol Policy was recognized June 1 at the 31st Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  The winning entries were on display at the event.  The winners are also featured in the July/August issue of Signature magazine.

 

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

 

 


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