As former Deputy Drug Czar for President Bill Clinton, Senator Umberg was responsible for foreign drug interdiction, counter-drug intelligence and international drug policy. Umberg has a deep understanding of the strategies and resources we need to stop the current drug epidemics that hurt our neighborhoods. That is why, earlier this year, the legislature adopted House Resolution 59, so that October 23 to October 31, 2019 is Red Ribbon Week, a campaign encouraging kids to be drug-free.
Providing students with tools and materials that encourage them to say no to drugs reinforces our commitment to the future of a healthy California. My office has certificates and bookmarks available for this effort, and we are standing by to help with resources for anyone interested in participating.
Red Ribbon Week is an important program that educates grade school students to the dangers of substance abuse, both legal and illegal substances, and the damage it can cause to themselves, as well as to their families and friends. It is so important that we encourage kids at an early age to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 when United States Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico City. Since then the red ribbon became a symbol for living a drug-free lifestyle.
This year, Red Ribbon Week takes place from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. There will be activities in schools and communities throughout California. If you would like to participate in this important effort, please click button below, or contact my office at (714) 558-3785 and we will get you the information.