Kurt Hanna here. I just wanted to say that if you haven't been following the great work being done at Minnesota NORML, you are really missing out. We started building this grassroots activist organization almost six months ago to the day. I currently am on the Board of Directors along with 8 other volunteers. If you haven't heard, we already have done some pretty great things to get the word out about us.
On April 20th, we put on a 420 Gathering, which had 6 bands, 8 speakers, and over 1,000 people in attendance.
On May 11th MN NORML members were at the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy meeting speaking on behalf of my petition to remove cannabis from Schedule I... http://www.mnnorml.org/mnnorml/legalization/rescheduling-petition-3/16/11 http://www.mnnorml.org/mnnorml/legalization/rescheduling-memorandum-3/16/11
On June 4th we had our first membership meeting. By paying a minimum of 25 bux per year, anyone can become a voting member. We voted in a few new Board members at this meeting and decided to structure our efforts in the form of Task Forces. Make sure to become a member yourself so that you can vote at our next membership meeting!
On June 26th MN NORML marched in the Gay Pride Parade, which had around 400,000 people in attendance when counting both the participants and spectators.
As of right now, the Rescheduling Task Force has a rough draft of a lawsuit written up. It will be very similar to a court case that was filed in Iowa recently. http://petition.iowamedicalmarijuana.org/Home/Court
Keep in touch with us to stay up to date on the status of this important pending lawsuit!
We currently have 700 facebook fans and a good amount of activity going on our FB page ... http://www.facebook.com/mnNORML
One of the coolest new features though is our BRAND NEW FORUM!! Check it out here ----> http://www.mnnorml.org/mnnorml/forum
Sign up today and introduce yourself in the Welcome Mat thread.
Feel free to reply to this email and let everyone else know what you are thinking about what MN NORML is doing and what you'd like to see us do. We are here as a support system for activists, so if you have an idea for where we should head next, we really want to help you achieve it. If we UNITE together as ONE, no one will be able to strip us of our inherent power anymore. Please, consider joining our ranks today. We must band together! One Love, Family!