Guam - A group has been formed to repeal the recently enacted public law that raises the legal drinking age on Guam from 18 to 21. Dee Cruz is the spokesperson for Coalition 389, and tells KUAM News, "Once you reach 18, you are automatically you have the right to vote, you have the right to be married, you have a right to an abortion, you have the right to pick up a gun and serve your country. I believe you also have the right to be with friends, family and your peers, whoever and have a beer or two."
Cruz says the issue is not just about the drinking age but about how the bill was passed. She says the group feels the measure was passed in a rush and the public did not have a chance to have their voices heard. They are circulating a petition to repeal the drinking age law, but also its companion law, which requires drinking establishment to stop serving alcohol at 2 in the morning.
The group will hold a campaign launch tonight at club X-Scape in Maite from 8-10pm.