Tonka CARES and former U. S. Representative Jim Ramstad (MN-3) are holding a town meeting on drug and alcohol abuse prevention, featuring Joseph A. Califano, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Founder and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).
The town meeting with Secretary Califano is tonight, April 12, 2011, at 7 p. m. at Minnetonka High School in the large auditorium.
“I deeply admire the important drug prevention and education efforts of Imogen Davis, Shirley Snyder and the other members of Tonka CARES," said Ramstad. "They are making a big difference in our community, and we want every parent and student to see and hear Secretary Califano, a national leader in reducing drug and alcohol abuse and addiction among teens."
Mr. Califano will discuss his latest book, HOW TO RAISE A DRUG FREE KID: THE STRAIGHT DOPE FOR PARENTS, and will field questions from the audience. Admission is free to the public.
"Joe Califano worked closely with Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, and now he's working for the youth of America to curb substance abuse and chemical addiction, said Ramstad.
"Joe Califano represents the best in public service, and Tonka CARES is grateful he's coming to Minnetonka."