Petition to Lower the Drinking Age - The Big Drink reThink
It’s time to rethink the drinking age
In 1984 Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which imposed a penalty of 10% of a state's federal highway appropriation on any state setting its drinking age lower than 21.
Twenty-four years later, our experience as college and university presidents convinces us that…
Twenty-one is not working
A culture of dangerous, clandestine “binge-drinking”—often conducted off-campus—has developed.
Alcohol education that mandates abstinence as the only legal option has not resulted in significant constructive behavioral change among our students.
Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting, signing contracts, serving on juries and enlisting in the military, but are told they are not mature enough to have a beer.
By choosing to use fake IDs, students make ethical compromises that erode respect for the law.
The Big Drink reThink is a grassroots movement to let legislators know the point of view of the citizens affected most by the 21 year old drinking restriction.
We are old enough to vote, go to war and pay taxes. We are old enough to drink responsibly.
Put the dollars and sense into education, not legislation.
Show your support and sign the petition: