A simple way to support Oakland bloggers & important causes

12 Apr

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 contribute today to end arrests of marijuana users and to help solve the budget crisis with increased taxes and economic activity.

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!

3 Responses to “A simple way to support Oakland bloggers & important causes”

  1. Gene April 12, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Thanks for the shoutout!

  2. ralph April 12, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Go Gene, keep up the good work!

  3. jackie April 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    While I agree with legalizing pot on a theoretical and practical level, marijuana addiction has deeply damaged my family. On a personal level, I know I can’t overcome those wounds to support it.

    Any other way we can support you and Living in the O?

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