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    No matter who you are, you can help change marijuana policy. Here are 17 ways you can make a difference.

    1. Raise your voice. Sign up for MPP’s free e-mail alerts. You’ll receive breaking news updates and opportunities to use MPP's online system to e-mail or fax your legislators on important legislation. When legislators receive thousands of messages from MPP members and allies in support of marijuana policy reform, laws change.

    2. Send letters to your U.S. senators and representative, using MPP's free and easy automated system. And to contact your state legislators, use the pull-down menu to the right to choose your state.

    3. Become a dues-paying member of MPP. We rely solely on our members’ financial contributions to fund our work. Even better, become a monthly pledger.

    4. Spread the word. Volunteer to circulate sign-up sheets to subscribe others to MPP’s free e-mail list. E-mail MPP Homepage for more information on how to get started.

    5. Get published. Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper about the need for marijuana policy reform. Feel free to use any of the information in MPP’s e-mail alerts and on our Web site in your letters.

    6. Ask your local radio stations to run MPP's radio ads as public service announcements.

    7. Distribute MPP literature in your community. Download our printer-friendly handouts and brochures.

    8. If you're a talk radio listener, call in and express support for reforming our marijuana laws. Even if the subject being discussed isn't explicitly about marijuana, many related issues can be a springboard for urging reform. For example, if the issue is crime, you can point out that law enforcement resources are better spent going after violent criminals than on arresting adults who use marijuana responsibly.

    9. Contact MPP for help in arranging meetings with your state legislators and congressional representatives. Personal face-to-face visits to these offices can have considerable influence on elected officials.

    10. Link to MPP’s Web site. Add one of our MPP banners to your site to encourage your visitors to get involved with marijuana policy reform.

    11. If you are a medical professional, lawyer, elected official, medical marijuana patient (or have a loved one who is), or member of the clergy or law enforcement, contact MPP about special ways you can help.

    12. If you’re a student, choose marijuana policy issues for your research projects or papers. Students in your class will be exposed to the issue, and professors sometimes even use student ideas for their own research projects.

    13. Work to get your city council to pass an ordinance making marijuana offenses the city’s lowest law enforcement priority. MPP’s grants program may be able to help with funding.

    14. When you shop at major online retailers, such as amazon.com, gap.com, and many others, you can have a portion of the cost of your purchase automatically donated to MPP — without adding to the cost of your purchase. To get started, simply register with iGive - Change Online Shopping for Good, and then enter MPP as your cause (cause ID = 2564). Then, shop with any of the hundreds of participating merchants and a portion of the purchase price will be sent to MPP. This won't increase the cost of your purchases by even one cent.

    15. If you're a MySpace user, help MPP increase its supporter network by befriending the "Marijuana Policy Project" on MySpace and putting us in your "Top 8" friends. Our site features videos, a blog, and other content that's updated regularly.

    16. Ask your doctor to sign our statement of principle. Download our medical marijuana statement of principle here, print it out, and ask your doctor to sign it the next time you have an appointment. Then send it to us at P.O. Box 77492/Capitol Hill/Washington, D.C. 20013.

    17. If you're a college student, join Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Visit SSDP's Web site to learn about starting a chapter at your school or joining an existing one.


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    Re: Take Action!

    Spread the word!

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    Re: Take Action!

    bump...great info
    Last edited by Jimbo; 07-11-2008 at 09:39 PM.

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    Question Re: Take Action!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    No matter who you are, you can help change marijuana policy. Here are 17 ways you can make a difference.

    1. Raise your voice. Sign up for MPP’s free e-mail alerts. You’ll receive breaking news updates and opportunities to use MPP's online system to e-mail or fax your legislators on important legislation. When legislators receive thousands of messages from MPP members and allies in support of marijuana policy reform, laws change.

    2. Send letters to your U.S. senators and representative, using MPP's free and easy automated system. And to contact your state legislators, use the pull-down menu to the right to choose your state.

    3. Become a dues-paying member of MPP. We rely solely on our members’ financial contributions to fund our work. Even better, become a monthly pledger.

    4. Spread the word. Volunteer to circulate sign-up sheets to subscribe others to MPP’s free e-mail list. E-mail membership @mpp. org for more information on how to get started.

    5. Get published. Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper about the need for marijuana policy reform. Feel free to use any of the information in MPP’s e-mail alerts and on our Web site in your letters.

    6. Ask your local radio stations to run MPP's radio ads as public service announcements.

    7. Distribute MPP literature in your community. Download our printer-friendly handouts and brochures.

    8. If you're a talk radio listener, call in and express support for reforming our marijuana laws. Even if the subject being discussed isn't explicitly about marijuana, many related issues can be a springboard for urging reform. For example, if the issue is crime, you can point out that law enforcement resources are better spent going after violent criminals than on arresting adults who use marijuana responsibly.

    9. Contact MPP for help in arranging meetings with your state legislators and congressional representatives. Personal face-to-face visits to these offices can have considerable influence on elected officials.

    10. Link to MPP’s Web site. Download MPP’s banner ads to post on your own Web site, and encourage your Web site’s visitors to get involved with marijuana policy reform by clicking on our ad.

    11. If you are a medical professional, lawyer, elected official, medical marijuana patient (or have a loved one who is), or member of the clergy or law enforcement, contact MPP about special ways you can help.

    12. If you’re a student, choose marijuana policy issues for your research projects or papers. Students in your class will be exposed to the issue, and professors sometimes even use student ideas for their own research projects.

    13. Work to get your city council to pass an ordinance making marijuana offenses the city’s lowest law enforcement priority. MPP’s grants program may be able to help with funding.

    14. When you shop at major online retailers, such as amazon.com, gap.com, and many others, you can have a portion of the cost of your purchase automatically donated to MPP — without adding to the cost of your purchase. To get started, simply register with iGive - Change Online Shopping for Good, and then enter MPP as your cause (cause ID = 2564). Then, shop with any of the hundreds of participating merchants and a portion of the purchase price will be sent to MPP. This won't increase the cost of your purchases by even one cent.

    15. If you're a MySpace user, help MPP increase its supporter network by befriending the "Marijuana Policy Project" on MySpace and putting us in your "Top 8" friends. Our site features videos, a blog, and other content that's updated regularly.

    16. Ask your doctor to sign our statement of principle. Download our medical marijuana statement of principle here, print it out, and ask your doctor to sign it the next time you have an appointment. Then send it to us at P.O. Box 77492/Capitol Hill/Washington, D.C. 20013.

    17. If you're a college student, join Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Visit SSDP's Web site to learn about starting a chapter at your school or joining an existing one.
    I clicked on to mpp.org and was directed to a Nepali government(I assume) site?)I assume this isn't correct.I need the site address and e mail and phone number to complete the donation request.I entered the proper site ID# but had to fill out these sections first.Help!
    Last edited by Jimbo; 07-17-2008 at 12:01 PM.

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    Re: Take Action!

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I hope everyone picks at least one.

    Better yet, just start with #1 and work your way down.

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    We don't know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have

    Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into new awareness
    Your job is to simply do your work, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear will respond


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    Re: Take Action!

    I'm getting e mails from the site but they still won't accept the ID#.I'll keep trying till I get it done.