Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party News
NUMBER 5  OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

Voting Has Begun!

By Dan Vacek

 

Minnesota Election '16 voting began on September 23. You can vote in-person Monday through Friday, during business hours, at your county Elections Office and some city halls. If you're not yet registered to vote, you can register in-person or online, until October 18.

Go to the Minnesota Secretary of State's voter-information portal at mnvotes.org to find your polling place. Or register to vote and request an absentee ballot be sent to you by mail.

You're eligible to vote if you're a US citizen who will be at least 18 years old by November 8, and you're not currently on felony probation or parole. Bring identification showing your correct address, or someone who is a registered voter, to identify you.

On the ballot everywhere across Iowa and Minnesota, you'll have the opportunity to cast a vote for Legal Marijuana Now candidates. In some parts of the Twin Cities you'll be able to vote for as many as three Legal Marijuana Now Party candidates, in various races, on Election Day!

(September 5, 2016) - 4:20pm, Labor Day at the Minnesota State Fair LMN Party booth.

Election '16: The Year for Cannabis!

 

Across the United States, voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana either for personal use or for medicine. And Americans will vote to elect candidates who will stand up for them.

In less than half the states, citizens can petition to put the law up for a vote. Of these states, this year Florida (Amendment 2), Arkansas (Issues 6 & 7), and North Dakota (Measure 5) will vote for medical cannabis. And Montana (Initiative182) will vote to restore the state's medical marijuana law.

Voters in Arizona (Proposition 205), California (Proposition 64), Maine (Question 1), Massachusetts (Question 4), and Nevada (Question 2) will decide whether to legalize personal use of cannabis, like Colorado did in 2012.

In more than half the states, only the legislature, not the people, can put the law up for a vote. Iowa and Minnesota are two such non-initiative states. So we put candidates onto the ballot with the words "Legal Marijuana Now" next to their names to protest, because every vote counts!

Note: In Minnesota, you can register and vote on Election Day.

(July 31, 2016) - Saint Paul, Legal Marijuana Now presidential candidate Dan Vacek at Rice Street Festival parade.

Get Involved - Join Legal Marijuana Now - Help Make History in Minnesota 

 

Next LMN volunteers meeting is Sunday, October 2 (at 3pm)

- Meet in the back room at Diamonds Coffee Shoppe, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413

Upcoming Events:

- October 2, 11:00am-5:00pm, Open Streets U of M, Legal Marijuana Now booth is on S 6th St., near 21st Ave S

- Weekends and evenings throughout October, volunteering door-to-door lit drop in Minneapolis for Marty Super for Minnesota Senate

- Afternoon/evening rush-hour, dates TBD during October, volunteering sign-holding on Twin Cities intersections/overpasses for Dennis Schuller for Congress and Susan Sindt for Congress

- November 8, 7:00am-8:00pm, Election Day, at your polling place

Legal Marijuana Now is on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Please share our links and forward this email to anyone who might be interested. 

(Also, please help support our community partners at MN NORMLMinnesota Women's Cannabis CoalitionCannabis ResolutionSensible Minnesota and Minnesota Marijuana.)

Legalize Homegrown Cannabis  -  Erase Past Marijuana Convictions  -  Ban Employment Drug Testing

 

SUPPORT CANNABIS RIGHTS!

 

Effective political campaigns require a lot of advertising. And that costs money. Legal Marijuana Now needs your donations, large and small. Donate now using Paypal or credit card, or mail cash, check or money order to: Legal Marijuana Now Party, 1835 Englewood Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

 

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