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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hinchey Amendment Update

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, the Hinchey Amendment is scheduled to come to a vote this week, perhaps as early as tomorrow. The Hinchey Amendment would block funding for federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where medical marijuana is legal under state law. If you haven't yet taken action on this, please do so now. Last year's vote on the Hinchey Amendment was the closest ever. Here's an excerpt from the DPA's action alert:

What to Do: Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask to speak to your U.S. Representative. If you're not sure who represents you, the operator can tell you. You can also look up your Representative by entering your zip code at the top of the page.

What to Say: Once the operator transfers you to your Representative's office, give the person who answers the following message:

"Hi, I'm a constituent. I'm calling to urge my Representative to vote for the Hinchey medical marijuana amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science ('CJS') spending bill, which will be voted on this week. This issue is very important to me."

(Hinchey is pronounced Hinchee.)

Then forward this alert to friends and family.


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