A Video Message from Executive Director Shaun McAlister Calling for Your Support of HB2165

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Calling all members, supporters and sponsors of DFW NORML and marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State! We are hereby calling upon you to spend 5 minutes to help us repeal marijuana prohibition! Do I have your attention?

As many of you have undoubtedly heard by now, a bill was recently introduced by a conservative Christian Republican out of Longview that would effectively repeal marijuana prohibition.. And we need YOU to help make this bill into a law because if enough of us make the phones ring to our individual representatives, this bill may just gain enough forward momentum to make some major waves here in Texas.

So what we need from you, your friends, co-workers and ANYONE you are talking to about marijuana law reform is for the phones in Austin to start ringing with each of our individual calls to our state rep’s office, urging them to support David Simpson’s HB2165. Never called your rep before? Keep reading.

First, visit http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us and type in your full address to find out the name and number of your state rep. Since these lawmakers are now in session, I’d suggest calling their Capitol office line TODAY and then their district lines tomorrow. It’s likely that you will speak to a staffer and not your actual representative, so no need to be nervous, friends. Calmly let them know who you are and that you live in their district by providing your address and they’ll suddenly become extremely interested in what you have to say! From there, spend a couple of minutes explaining why you believe your representative needs to support HB2165 to repeal marijuana prohibition. Be respectful, have a couple of planned bullet points you’ll cover and advocate for change! Then make sure everyone you know does the same thing. Share this image on your timeline and on Twitter and Instagram and hold the people in your smoking circle accountable just the way we are with you!

My friends, this could be one of the most important moments in the history of marijuana law reform in Texas. Isn’t it high time you got involved?

Shaun McAlister
Executive Director