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MAR 13, 2014 - It's National Cannabis Industry Association Lobby Week here in DC, and entrepreneur job creating marijuana merchants are descending on Capitol Hill and visiting US Representatives and Senators and lobbying for many things such as allowing banks to do business with them instead of always having to deal in cash (and some banks wont take cash smelling like marijuana), and removing marijuana from the Schedule 1 List; because marijuana has been clearly shown to have a myriad of medicinal uses. This is grassroots citizen-lobbying at the grassroots level demanding our government servants respond to the needs and wishes of the public that elected them and pays their salary. It is time the federal government once and for all clarify marijuana and hemp as 100% legal commodities in our market, and allow these job creators a free and fair market to do their work in. JTMP urges you to call your US Representative, and tell them to support Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) and his letter demanding President Obama remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. The DEA acts under the Executive Branch, and President Obama DOES have the power to remove it, regardless of what he may say in public. To find out more check out the National Cannabis Industry Association website.
DEC 10 - JTMP is excited to announce we have joined up with a great organization called "Americans Against Fracking", joing dozens of other organizations and millions of grassroots American activists dedicated to stopping the environmentally harmful practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or "fracking". We believe the practice of fracking poses an immediate threat to our natural resources, and we want to preserve our precious natural resources such as air, water, and land for future generations. Read more on JTMP Green here.
Progressives giving to grassroots voter registration groups, conservatives giving to Super PACs that run negative ads.
MAY 8, 2012 - The New York Times has an article out showing how progressives such as George Soros are now donating money to outside independent groups, but unlike their conservative counterparts who are donating money to Super PACs that run negative TV advertisements, progressives are choosing to donate their money to more grassroots-oriented organizations such as America Votes and American Bridge 21st Century, which concentrate on grassroots activities such as voter registration and "Get Out The Vote" efforts.
Michael Vachon, a spokesman for Mr. Soros issued a statement saying, “George Soros believes the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates to special interests’ paying for political ads. There is no way those concerned with the public interest can compete with them. Soros has always focused his political giving on grassroots organizing and holding conservatives accountable for the flawed policies they promote. His support of these groups is consistent with those views.” Read more on NY Times here.
JTMP wants to remind everyone to register to vote, and get all your friends to also! Most states now have online voter registration, so check your state today, and get it done today! A great place to start is canivote.org.