In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, we’re hosting a series of regional advocacy training events. And we’re coming to a city near you!
The work we do now will serve to put us in an excellent position to pass meaningful policy reform next year, when the Texas Legislature convenes. We want to see criminal penalties for low-level possession replaced with a simple civil citation to eliminate the risk of arrest, jail time, and a permanent criminal record. Additionally, making the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive is a high priority. Currently, too many patients are left behind!
The following events will train advocates on messaging strategy, how the legislative process works, and how citizens can be involved in lobbying efforts. Each event will also feature a guest speaker from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, one of our best allies.
Mark your calendar! Dates and locations:
- September 17/18 — Amarillo and Lubbock
- September 24/25 — Tyler and Arlington
- October 1/2 — Harlingen and Corpus Christi
- October 8/9 — Houston and San Antonio
- October 22 — El Paso
All events will be free and open to the public but will require online registration as seating will be limited. I look forward to seeing you this fall!
We are looking for patients, medical professionals, clergy, law enforcement, and other influential community members who are interested in meeting with their state legislators in each area. Email us if you’re interested.
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