An advocate of individual liberty and personal responsibility, Heather Fazio has worked toward limited government since 2009. She served as Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government from 2011-2014 where her primary priorities were privacy rights and civil liberties, including marijuana law reform.
Heather utilizes her passion for grassroots activism and coalition building to positively affect public policy. In 2014, Heather began working for the Marijuana Policy Project and built an advocacy-focused coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
With support from allied organizations, Heather has hosted dozens of advocacy training events throughout the state, organized educational exhibits and lobby days at the Capitol, mobilized effective grassroots advocacy, analyzed legislation to ensure effectiveness , lobbied lawmakers directly, and engaged the media to ensure positive statewide coverage of marijuana policy.
Thanks to several years of groundwork, Texas is now in a position to pass meaningful marijuana law reform, including penalty reduction for low-level possession and expanding of the Compassionate Use Program to include more than just those with intractable epilepsy.
Here’s a recent interview with Spectrum News:
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