Amethyst Initiative

Amethyst Initiative


The Amethyst Initiative is an organization made up of U.S. college presidents and chancellors that in 2008 launched a movement calling for the reconsideration of U.S. drinking age laws, particularly the minimum age of 21 as established nationally by the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. The initiative is currently supported by 135 college presidents.

According to Greek and Roman legend, amethysts protected their owners from drunkenness.

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