You might know that for the last several months I’ve been working on the campaign for the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. If passed in November, this initiative would legalize marijuana in California.
What you probably don’t know is that I’ve been working on marijuana law reform for a decade. I co-founded the UC Berkeley chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and dedicated most of my out of class time in college to drug policy reform. After graduating, I worked for Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, for four and a half years.
It’s so exciting for marijuana legalization to be so close to becoming law. I could have never imagined this would happen so quickly when I first became active in this movement.
We can win, but we need the financial support to reach voters throughout the state. So we’ve started a fundraising campaign in which individuals set up personal fundraising pages. I’ve aimed to raise $500, and I need your help to reach my goal.
Please give generously, and remember that every donation counts. Whether you can give $5, $50 or $500, I greatly appreciate your support.
If for some reason you’re unsure about contributing to the cannabis initiative, there’s another way to help out a fellow Oakland blogger. Gene at Our Oakland regularly volunteers his time for Habitat for Humanity. He’s created a fundraising page to help fund their work:
I’m celebrating Earth Day by building green homes for deserving low-income families with Habitat for Humanity East Bay. Please join the effort! I would be grateful for your encouragement and financial support.
The Earth Day build-a-thon is not only a blitz building event, it’s Habitat East Bay’s biggest fundraiser. Any amount you can give is appreciated!
I contributed to his page and hope you will do the same. Please contribute to one of our causes, or if you’re feeling extra generous, give to both!