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September 2, 1988
Joan Brann, the founder of the "Just Say No" anti-drug movement, has shut down the Oakland office and resigned from the national organization in a dispute with its new leaders. The discord started in February when W. W. Abbott, senior vice president of Procter & Gamble, became chairman of the Just Say No Foundation's national board.
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September 2, 1988
Joan Brann, the founder of the "Just Say No" anti-drug movement, has shut down the Oakland office and resigned from the national organization in a dispute with its new leaders. The discord started in February when W. W. Abbott, senior vice president of Procter & Gamble, became chairman of the Just Say No Foundation's national board.
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September 1, 1988 | Associated Press
The founder of the Just Say No anti-drug movement championed by Nancy Reagan has quit the organization in a dispute with its new leaders. Joan Brann, who established the first Just Say No club and helped give a theme to the First Lady's anti-drug crusade, resigned as national vice president and shut down the local office here. The dispute started in February, when W. W. Abbott, senior vice president of Procter & Gamble Co., became chairman of the national Just Say No Foundation.
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August 13, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Procter & Gamble has exploited First Lady Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign by using it to sell soap and other products and by claiming exclusive marketing rights to one of the program's anti-drug efforts, a New York congressman and two former program officials charged Friday.
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