It’s true. For the first time since the 70’s, penalty reduction for marijuana possession will be voted on by the Texas House of Representatives!
Rep. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63 is one of our priorities policies and it has been scheduled for a vote TODAY. If passed, this bill would reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession and free up valuable criminal justice resources by eliminating the arrest and jail time currently associated with even small amounts of marijuana. Plus, people would be able to avoid the lasting collateral consequences that come along with a conviction. Instead, they’d simply pay a fine.
Please take a moment to call your representative today! Ask them to support HB 63 when it’s up for a vote on the House floor.
1) Find their Capitol office phone number here: https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home.
2) Then, make the call! Here’s what to say:
“Hello, my name is _______ and I am a constituent. I’m calling in support of Rep. Moody’s House Bill 63, which will save valuable public safety resources by putting a stop to jailing people for small amounts of marijuana. The bill will also help people avoid a criminal record, allowing them to stay in school or the workforce. Please ask my representative to support HB 63 when it’s up for a vote later today.”
ADDITIONAL ACTION: Email your representative in support of the bill.
Please share this action alert with your friends, family, and neighbors. We need to flood the Capitol with calls today and tomorrow!