We have big news to share on our fight to legalize cannabis cafes in Oregon! Last week, Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a doctor at OHSU, signed on as a sponsor, and our bill, Senate Bill 639, was scheduled for a hearing on February 28th at 8:00am in front of the Senate Committee on Business and General Government.
This is exciting and important progress, and this is just one small step on the path to pass SB 639. In order to continue our progress, we have more work to do and we need your help. Listed below are four ways you can support our work to make certain legislators know the significance of SB 639:
1. Contact your legislators and ask them to co-sponsor SB 639. We have an easy online tool for you to use to reach out to your elected representatives.
2. Submit written testimony to the Senate Committee On Business and General Government at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Attend the hearing on February 28th and help demonstrate the grass-roots support for our common sense bill in Hearing Room B, Oregon State Capitol at 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 at 8:00 am.
4. Donate to the New Revenue Coalition. Funding allows us to spend the time necessary to round up political support from additional legislative members, and work on targeted lobby efforts for members of the committee.
Great strides have been made this legislative session, but Reefer Madness prohibitionists and other special interests are working hard to deny our movement to legalize more equity, employment opportunities, and revenue for Oregonians.
Please continue to support us in this important fight. We appreciate your engagement thus far!
New Revenue Coalition