Support The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009
HELP! People Needing Medical Cannabis Across America. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, along with a bipartisan coalition of 13 co-sponsors, is seeking to strengthen legal protections for state-authorized medical marijuana patients.
House Bill 2835, The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009, would ensure that medical cannabis patients in states that have approved its use will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from federal law enforcement agencies.
Thirteen states -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington -- have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. Yet in all of these states, patients and providers still face the risk of federal sanction -- even when their actions are fully compliant with state law.
It is time that we allowed our unique federalist system to work the way it was intended. Patients and their state representatives should have the authority to enact laws permitting the medical use of cannabis -- free from federal interference.
Previous versions of The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act were introduced in both the 108th and 109th Congress, but failed to receive a public hearing or a committee vote. Please write your members of Congress today and tell them to stop targeting and prosecuting medical marijuana patients and providers.
Visit - http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=13532281
This is a chain e-mail you can't refuse. Unlike most, this will actually
help you - and a whole buncha others - just by passing it on.
Cannabis consumer or not - from the folks just trying to take care of themselves or a loved one to those who simply see the expensive, immoral waste of making war on the sick and dying - everyone is affected by this issue.
There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in
states across the US. We need to get the word out and people contacting
reps and officials and get this Links into law.
To accomplish this you need to click on the following links and send a
message to all the reps and media you can on the issue. Then get
everybody else to do the same.
To do this you need to tell everybody you know. And can confide in.
Then/or anonymously tell everybody you don't know - or can't confide in.
Tell everybody you can by e-mailing a link to this website to them and/or printing off this info and
handing out where necessary. Also phone call and visit. Take literature
with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the
street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register
voters, as feasible.
Organize an event or action item to attract people in order to inform,
educate and activate. Don't forget to alert the media!
Tell everybody else by Letters-to-the-Editor, displaying signage at
street corners and over-passes (wear trenchcoat, fedora and sunglasses
if afraid of exposure), and/or anonymously leaving literature and
posting on-line at places where people are likely to find it.
Coffeeshops are good places to leave printed material and you can go to
the websites of the local newspapers to post items as well. More ideas
and supporting tools via the links below.
And we're sure you'll come up with more. Exchange notes at the websites provided.
Help medical cannabis in Alabama - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Connecticut - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Illinois - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Massachusetts - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Minnesota - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Missouri - click > here
Help medical cannabis in New Jersey - click > here
Help medical cannabis in New York - click > here
Help medical cannabis in New Hampshire - click > here
Help medical cannabis in North Carolina - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Ohio - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Pennsylvania - click > here
Help medical cannabis in South Dakota - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Tennessee - click > here
Help medical cannabis in Texas - click > here
This info and and more at NORML’s Legislative Action Alerts page, visit
For more info on medical cannabis in America, visit -
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A Citizen's Guide to the Oregon Legislative Process, with stuff like How to Testify in Front of
Committee is at: www.leg.state.or.us/citizenguide/
* NOTE: You may call your
legislators by contacting the WATS operator. Within Salem, call 503-986-1187. Outside of
Salem, please call 1-800-332-2313.
Getting to the Capitol > 900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 * Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:00-5:30 ~ Saturday: Closed ~ Sunday: Closed * Visitor Services Phone: 503-986-1388 * For
more information on How to get to the Capitol, including things like Where to Park
Find Your Legislator www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/findset.htm online.
Visit: www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/home.htm and fill out the form
entering your home address. Then click on the "submit" button and you will then be given
your state and US legislators.
Write your legislator www.leg.state.or.us/writelegsltr/ online. To send a
message to your State Senator or State Representative please
visit: www.leg.state.or.us/writelegsltr/ and fill out the form.
By entering your information, you will be automatically matched to either your State
Senator or your State Representative. Click "submit" when you are ready to send your message.
See a List of OR St. House of Reps at: www.leg.state.or.us/house/ and a List of OR
St. Senate at: www.leg.state.or.us/house/ There is also the Senate and House
District Listing www.sos.state.or.us/elections/other.info/shlist.pdf from
Secretary of State, Elections Division which includes a table of Senators and the
two corresponding Representatives for all districts
Phoning Your Legislator. During a legislative session, you may call your legislators by
contacting the WATS operator. Within Salem, call 503-986-1187. Outside of Salem, please
Members Email Address formats
Senator's email address: email@example.com
Representative's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To check up on bills; here is the link to the search bills page
click on search for specific measure ...fill in the blanks on the page, hit enter and you will get the text of any bill. For example, try typing "marijuana" in the search engine for new bills. Also look for “cannabis” and we should not forget to mention “hemp” at some time.
Or … If one wants PDF with changes bolded one can also go here:
click on the directory like HB 2600's and find it in PDF instead of just HTML.
These web links tell you what committee a bill goes to. For senate
for house bills: www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/pubs/hsemh.html
If you need information regarding the legislative process, email the Legislative Liaison at
email@example.com -or- call 503-986-1000 -or-
* How about a Voter Registration Party? Come Together, Register and Make a Difference! Notes
For Votes - music by local bands. Tunes, Food, Fun and More. Elections 101: New Voters.
Thank you for your interest in voting in Oregon! Voting is how you can participate in
democracy and make your voice count.
Does my vote really count? Yes. In the 2002 election, in District 28 (southern Oregon), only
42 votes came between the two candidates. That means 22 votes would have changed the outcome,
and close elections like this are not unusual. Next time, the vote that changes the outcome
could be yours.
Just as with any other new activity, voting for the first time comes with questions and maybe
even a little anxiety. The following information should help answer any questions you may
have, ease the voting process, and empower you to become an active citizen.
If you have any questions please call our toll-free voter information line at 1-866-ORE-VOTE
(1-866-673-8683). The voter information line is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm,
se habla Espanol. TTY services for the hearing impaired are available at
1-866-350-0596. Additional voting resources are also available online at the Elections
Read the Voting in Oregon Guide www.uhavavote.org/votingguide/index.html. get to the link and others by visiting: www.oregonvotes.org/elec101.htm
The basics of Oregon State Voter Registration
You may register to vote in Oregon if:
1. You are a resident of Oregon.
2. You are a United States citizen.
3. You will be 18 years old by Election Day.
To register to vote or update your current registration:
(1.> Complete the Voter Registration Form
The form is in a fillable .pdf format. Open the form using the free
Adobe Acrobat© Reader
and complete it online by tabbing through the fields and typing in the requested
(2.> Print the completed form and sign it. Mail the form to your
county elections office
or drop it off in person.
(3.> If you do not wish to complete the voter registration form online, you may print the form
and complete it using black ink.
Your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was
received. If you are registering in Oregon for the first time, your completed voter registration
form must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order to vote in that election.
A voter who is unable, because of the disability, to sign their name should also complete the
Signature Stamp AtteSection form. If
you have any questions, be sure to call your
county elections office.
Oregon Voter Registration Card. you may use this card to:. gregister to vote in Oregon.
The deadline to register to vote is the 21st day before an election.
a Voting in Oregon Guide :: registering to vote If this is your first time registering to vote
in Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before, and more.
A directory of Oregon candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress
in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election
office ... and state news sources. Find out how to register to vote, read about issues, and
join the Jackson County, Oregon, Democratic Central Committee.
Voting In Oregon. The following are some important facts about voting in Oregon. With the
General election coming up in November, you will soon be hearing a lot about issues that will
affect your life. Registering to vote in Oregon is a very simple and quick process, and now
that Oregon has vote-by-mail, the whole process is even easier. Watch for the Voters Pamphlet
in the mail, and make a difference by voting!
A note from the League Of Women Voters Of Oregon. Voters should understand a new law, passed by
the Oregon Legislature in 2005, which prohibits participating in more than one nominating
process. A voter must choose whether to (1) participate in the nominating process for an
independent or third party candidate or (2) vote a partisan Primary Election ballot.
If registered Democrats or Republicans vote in the Primary, they can no longer participate in
the nominating process for independent candidates. If minor party members participate in their
party's nominating convention for a particular office, they can no longer sign a petition for
an independent candidate for that office.
If you are registered as a Republican or Democrat and wish to sign a nominating petition for an
independent candidate, LWVOR suggests
by the April 25 deadline with your
county elections office
as "Not a Member of a Party." Re-registering would allow you to still vote the on the
nonpartisan offices and measures in the Primary Election; voters who are not registered as
Democrats or Republicans will receive ballots containing only these offices. After the
Primary, you can register again with your party of choice. If you do not want to re-register,
or have missed the deadline, the only way you can legally support the nomination of an
independent candidate is if you do not vote at all in the Primary Election. For more,
Multnomah County Voter Information - Frequently Asked Questions. Visit by clicking
Deschutes County Government, Oregon - Registering to Vote WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? Anyone who
is: ? A resident of Oregon;. ? A United States citizen, and. ? At least 18 years of age by
Election Day. Click here.
Volunteer, read news, or register to vote on this site provided by the Democrats in Washington
County, Oregon. visit: www.washcodems.org
State Voter Registration Deadlines - U.S. Government Info/Resources. This table shows the last
day on which you can register to vote in each state,
and State Voter Registration Requirements - U.S. Government Info/Resources
BallotMeasure.com - Register to Vote in Oregon You can download the registration form
(in PDF format). If you need the Acrobat Reader to read this file, you can get it
here. Get your completed registration to your
local county clerk at the address shown below. The county elections office will mail you a
card to let you know that your registration was received. Please remember that for newly
registered voters, the card must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order
to vote in that election. If you have any questions, be sure to call your county elections
office. Click here for more.
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* They prepare all voter registration forms needed to register in your state - pre-filled with
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* They then mail the voter registration documents to you thru US Mail (postage paid
Approx. 5 - 10 business days.). You must sign the documents you receive after carefully
reading over the information to be sure it is correct.
* Once you sign the legal document, you will place it in an envelope they provide you that is
pre-addressed to the correct state department that will process your form.
* You will receive a voter registration card in the mail from your state department within 4
to 6 weeks after mailing in your registration.
That is all there is to it. They ask for a small fee of $6.95 plus a $3.00 postage and handling
fee to conduct these services for you. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, postage,
technology, and material. No other fees will occur.