Re: [tcCannabisClub] Re: [mnNORML] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?

From: Max T
Sent on: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:56 PM
What's up man,
 
In regards to meetup, I think you should donate it to MNNorml this way it could be a tax write off and it could be re branded with mnnorml logos. You will need to file your taxes for something at the end of the year on mnnorml, so you could include the monthly charges to the write offs. If you don't want to do that then let everyone know to start heading over to the forum by a certain date and shut it down..
 
Running for senate would be huge. When you do decide to run in the future as you mentioned below I will vote or sign what ever you need to win..
 
Mory

--- On Sun, 7/31/11, Kurt <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Kurt <[address removed]>
Subject: [tcCannabisClub] Re: [mnNORML] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?
To: [address removed]
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2011, 11:11 PM

Just so everyone knows, I pay 19 bucks a month to keep TC Cannabis Club and I don't really want people to go there anymore. I might close it soon unless someone gives me a good reason not to. I want people to sign up for [address removed] and to go to the forums at mnNORML.org/mnNORML/forum I'm on the Board of Directors at MN NORML and I think that there is a great thing happening there and I want their site to become the hub for all Minnesota Cannabis activism related traffic. Also, you should think about signing up as a MN NORML member. We are all trying to work together in a grass roots, community based way, and we need your help. Help us reach out to the audience that you know would like to be a part of this movement. We are always looking to expand our base into new communities around Minnesota. Our greatest problem in this state is lack of organization. Because of the obvious problem of traveling distances to talk to one another, organizations throughout the state should start to organize online. Please join the Minnesota NORML forums and tell us about your experiences with cannabis law reform in your area. Tell us your story. We want to know what is happening, as a community, so that we know how respond in an accurate way. We all should also be locally be organizing in person. We should take advantage of our rights as a registered non-profit organization. We are an umbrella organization, so if you know of other groups that are working towards the same goals, we want to work with you. I personally have not only seen this struggle as a work that I do with people that are just of like minds as myself, but I see you all as friends. It is a please to be a part of a diverse community that is committed to a worthy goal, to remove the draconian penalties associated with cannabis possession. Together, we can do this. It is not the work of any single person, but the work of the collective, that will win and sustain a victory.

That's quite an introduction. Moving on... In response to my first email in this email thread, and the emails that I have gotten, I have decided to not run for State Senate. I know that I created my own hype, and maybe this seems a bit silly to ask a question about running and then a few days later say that I'm not running, but upon more consideration, I think that it would be a good idea to wait to run for office until a future time when I have a more concrete understanding of the law. I feel like it would be disrespectful to the position of a lawmaker in the state to run without any real desire to win out of an acknowledgment that I'm still young, naive, and in need of more education on law in general.

But, getting on to my previous soap box once more... let's all start to freaking to a better job of organizing. We should perhaps start by finding worthy and willing candidates amongst ourselves now that we know we can support, just in case another state legislature member decides to quite abruptly, eh? Let's start plotting and planning in general, a lot more. If you see a hole in our operation, jump in and lend us a helping hand. We need a full crew to operate an offensive on the policies encompassed in our drug laws. A lot is at stake in this battle and there are certain Powers That Be that seem to be obsessed with obtaining the status quo. We need all the resources that you are willing to throw in the pot. Yes, you. Money, time, energy, knowledge, positivity, we need anything that you can give. What are the gifts that the Breath gives you? Donate that. I look forward to beginning and continuing to work with all of you, my community. I am privileged to be thrown into this whole situation with all of you fine people. I suggest that we all meet in a park sometime soon. Perhaps at a pavilion and have a pot luck. Would anyone in TC Cannabis Club or MN Norml like to suggest a time or place?

-kurt

On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 6:34 PM, H Firm <[address removed]> wrote:
Fuck yeah, go for it!

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Common Kurt <[address removed]> wrote:
> http://www.twincities.com/ci_18556031
>
> So, my state senator quit. Should I run? I think I only need 500 valid
> signature by the end of wednesday. This could probably get our message out
> there and force whoever is running against me to answer a lot of important
> questions doing the campaign. What should I consider before jumping into
> this? Should I attempt to run for one or multiple of these parties?
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecology_Democracy_Party
> http://www.mngreens.org/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots_Party
>
> -kurt
>





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