Things we can do:
* Marches, Rallies, HempFests and other
such Events for raising awareness and few $. See Events
for ideas. Not only do we get our days in the sun but the sign making
parties and other team activities are learning & growing opportunities
* Put together a Film Fest. Get
all the old favorites ("Reefer Madness", "Assassin of Youth") as well as
the latest ("Grass", "Saving Grace", "Traffic"). Educate as well
* Hemp Fashion Show. A very good
way to demonstrate the value of hemp. People are learning that hemp
clothing is not only more durable and comfortable but as versatile as any
other material. Find a local retailer and establish a mutually beneficial
* Hemp Pot Luck. (pun intended)
Get together and have a hemp food cook off. If we do it right, it
could be a yearly event (like a chili feed) and draw media as well as be
a tasty way to inform & educate.
* Lobbying and other political action.
Letter writing and calling campaigns do have an effect, especially when
legislators get them in batches.
Things you the individual can do:
* Join up & speak out. Spread the word.
* Write to & meet with media and legislators on your own.
One on one communications can be effective if done right. The effort
to educate this sector is neverending.
* Recruit others to all the above.
* Support your local chapter or affiliate. Not only
with membership (financial) but in their daily operations. (database, web
page maint, answering phones & emails)
What more you can do to help the cause:
Follow-up; Go back and re-Contact the media and legislative representatives.
Determine the effectiveness of your message, adjust if necessary, and either
re-inforce the support they have or try to tell
them, once again, how you feel about the war. Get everyone you know to do
Write, email, call and fax your concerns on a regular basis.
the word. Tell your friends and neighbors about the cause and get them
involved. Speak before public interest and community groups. Form/join
neighborhood and local organizations.
Look up information. Write stories and contribute. Update us with News/info
and help keep this Library current and functional.
For more action items and tools, you can go to the OpdxNwoL Action page at:
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