Action Alert for Eric Holder's Confirmation Hearing
During the presidential campaign, President-elect Obama pledged numerous times to end DEA raids on individuals who use or provide medical cannabis in accordance with their state law. The U.S. Attorney General is the member of the cabinet who will implement Obama¹s criminal justice policies, including federal marijuana enforcement.
Confirmation hearings for Obama's nominee, Eric Holder, are scheduled to begin on January 15th before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Holder's past positions on drug law reform are outlined here.
Please help NORML make sure the next Attorney General keeps the promises made by President-elect Obama! Call or write Senator Leahy's office at (202) 224-4242 and say:[More...]
"Hi, my name is ___________ and I am calling about the Attorney General confirmation hearings. President-elect Obama said numerous times during his campaign that DEA raids on individuals legally qualified to use medical cannabis in their states are a waste of resources and that he would end that policy.
72 million Americans live in the 13 states with medical cannabis laws.
Please ask Eric Holder if he will uphold Obama's promise and end DEA raids on legal medical cannabis patients.²
The hearings will be on C-Span on Thursday...let's see Mr. Holder answer a
straight forward question regarding the clear and emerging conflict between states favoring medical access to cannabis and a federal government that
yields no quarter on cannabis prohibition--even for the sick and dying.
The link has an automated form where they will send the message for you.
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