Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Prohibition

The Prohibition Party’s national website lists the Center for Science in the Public Interest as a related site. The CSPI is listed along with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), best known for its role in bringing about National Prohibition.

The long-time temperance activities of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Alcohol Policies Project and its director, activist George Hacker, appear to have been pivotal in the selection of the CSPI by the Prohibition Party.

Similarly, the prohibitionist “Abstinence From Alcohol” website lists the Center for Science in the Public Interest as one of three related sites. The CSPI again shares that distinction along with the Women’s Christian temperance Union.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Prohibition Party, and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union all work toward the common goal of reducing alcohol consumption by restricting its availability, increasing the taxation of alcoholic beverages, and numerous other neo-temperance measures.

 

References:

  • Prohibition Party website (www.prohibitions.org/Links/body_links.htm); Abstinence From Alcohol website (http://hometown.aol.com/umalcohol/index.htm. The mission of the latter is “to do the work formerly done by the Board of Temperance."

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