Last updated on: 9/27/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Choose Responsibility Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“We support a series of changes that will allow 18-20 year-old adults to purchase, possess and consume alcoholic beverages.”

“Our Proposal,” chooseresponsibility.org (accessed Sep. 27, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Choose Responsibility is a nonprofit organization founded to stimulate informed and dispassionate public discussion about the presence of alcohol in American culture and to consider policies that will effectively empower young adults age 18 to 20 to make mature decisions about the place of alcohol in their own lives.”

“The Time Has Come to Address the Reality of Alcohol in America,” chooseresponsibility.org (accessed Oct. 4, 2010)

Mission:

“To promote general public awareness of the dangers of excessive and reckless alcohol consumption by young adults, through a program of research, publication, education, and related activities seeking to engage young people, their parents, and public officials in serious deliberation on the role of alcohol in American culture.”

“Mission Statement,” 990 Report, 2008, guidestar.org

Other:
Non-profit
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?