DECISIVE VICTORY IN JOINT JUDICIARY COMMITTEE


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From: Carl William Spitzer IV 
To: Patrick List 
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 12:25 AM
Subject: [patrickcrusade] Connecticut: Decisive victory in Joint Judiciary Committee
 
 

Date: 
Mon, 15 Mar 2004
17:00:52 -0500

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Please distribute this memo widely. Forward to family and friends in Connecticut, or ask them to visit http://www.mpp.org/CT
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TO:      Connecticut residents*

FROM:    Larry Sandell, MPP assistant director of state policies

DATE:    Monday, March 15, 2004

SUBJECT: Decisive victory in Joint Judiciary Committee

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Today, March 15, medical marijuana bill H.B. 5355 passed through the Joint Judiciary Committee by a 24-15 vote. This decisive victory shows the tremendous momentum of the medical marijuana issue in Connecticut: Last year, this same committee passed medical marijuana bill H.B. 5100 by a 21-18 vote.

If your legislators were on the Joint Judiciary Committee and you contacted them in support of this bill, thank you -- your activism was
an integral part of this win. 

H.B. 5355 now goes to the floor of the House, where it will likely be referred to the Joint Public Health Committee. Last April, the Joint Public Health Committee passed H.B. 5100 by a 12-7 vote.

Last week, MPP began a letter-to-the-editor (LTE) campaign in Connecticut. We still need more volunteers to write and sign letters,
and we're ready to guide you through the process. Letters directly to legislators -- as many of you have sent through MPP's Web site -- are integral to the lobbying process, but when your representative and senator see your letter in the newspaper, the effect is even greater. Through LTEs, you can make a real difference, generate both public and legislative support, and even get your name in the paper. And it will take only a few minutes of your time. So please e-mail larry@mpp.org today, and we'll get you started or answer any questions about LTEs that you may have.

Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. Please tell others in Connecticut about this bill, so that even more people can
speak out for reform.

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The Marijuana Policy Project hopes that each of the 60,000 subscribers on this e-mail list will make at least one financial donation to MPP's work in 2004. MPP will be able to tackle all of the projects in its 2004 strategic plan -- http://www.mpp.org/2004plan -- if you and other allies are generous enough to donate the following sums in 2004:

TYPE OF DONOR ..... $ GOALS FOR 2004 ..... $ RAISED IN 2004
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monthly pledgers ........ $60,000 ............ $12,250 ....
less than $1,000 ....... $583,000 ............ $39,977 ....
$1,000 to $1,999 ....... $200,000 ............ $11,000 ....
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$25,000 to $99,999 ..... $400,000 ............ $85,000 ....
$100,000 and up ...... $1,100,000 ........... $130,000 ....
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TOTALS ............... $2,643,000 ........... $285,504 ....

Please consider visiting http://www.mpp.org/MoneyForStates to make a financial contribution now.


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