Protest Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) becoming the next U.S. Attorney General

I received this from a Marijuana Advocate organization:

A new President is about to take office, and we need to make sure we continue to move forward, not backward, on medical cannabis reform, in this administration. The time to start is NOW.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (an earlier version of this email incorrectly said the 11th) the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin holding confirmation hearings on whether Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will become the next U.S. Attorney General. Senator Sessions has been outspoken about his feelings regarding medical cannabis:

“I thank you for you and some of your officials in DEA for speaking out and telling the truth about the dangers of marijuana. This is not a non-dangerous drug.”

“And I’ve got to tell you in terms of messaging, the president’s statement — to me, I spent 12 years working with grassroots citizens’ groups to change the approach to drugs and the climate of drugs and to make it hostile climate for drugs and explain the dangers of drug use.” -Jeff Sessions comments to then-DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart at Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, April 30, 2014.

If confirmed, Senator Sessions could pose a real threat to the more than 2 million American patients who rely upon state medical cannabis programs.
So we are asking that for the next two days you tweet the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senators! We have generated 2 tweets for you! All you have to do is click any or all of the links below to tweet the members the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tweet 1

Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Chairman: http://ctt.ec/chOMu

Orrin Hatch, Utah: http://ctt.ec/4Y8lf

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina: http://ctt.ec/edLoe

John Cornyn, Texas: http://ctt.ec/drcEx

Mike Lee, Utah: http://ctt.ec/731MC

Ted Cruz, Texas: http://ctt.ec/4M50E

Ben Sasse, Nebraska: http://ctt.ec/164u2

Jeff Flake, Arizona: http://ctt.ec/FU7dg

Mike Crapo, Idaho: http://ctt.ec/GC4p3

Thom Tillis, North Carolina: http://ctt.ec/7I3v3

John Kennedy, Louisiana: http://ctt.ec/267c9

Dianne Feinstein, California, Ranking Member: http://ctt.ec/2n1iQ

Patrick Leahy, Vermont: http://ctt.ec/2IGHz

Dick Durbin, Illinois: http://ctt.ec/do1Z7

Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island: http://ctt.ec/GQ9Hc

Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota: http://ctt.ec/9y_rl

Al Franken, Minnesota: http://ctt.ec/3Zg8J

Chris Coons, Delaware: http://ctt.ec/R7dGE

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut: http://ctt.ec/mbf6b

Mazie Hirono, Hawaii: http://ctt.ec/TvWVb

Tweet 2

Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Chairman: http://ctt.ec/ZBJ4_

Orrin Hatch, Utah: http://ctt.ec/tpKab

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina: http://ctt.ec/BY_Af

John Cornyn, Texas: http://ctt.ec/aih8l

Mike Lee, Utah: http://ctt.ec/T51Ha

Ted Cruz, Texas: http://ctt.ec/dU6rV

Ben Sasse, Nebraska: http://ctt.ec/abK59

Jeff Flake, Arizona: http://ctt.ec/3w3O4

Mike Crapo, Idaho: http://ctt.ec/fJz7k

Thom Tillis, North Carolina: http://ctt.ec/jgrlC

John Kennedy, Louisiana: http://ctt.ec/nebMO

Dianne Feinstein, California, Ranking Member: http://ctt.ec/2L5ac

Patrick Leahy, Vermont: http://ctt.ec/rjpa4

Dick Durbin, Illinois: http://ctt.ec/c4h3m

Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island: http://ctt.ec/NaTep

Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota: http://ctt.ec/BcJdc

Al Franken, Minnesota: http://ctt.ec/bHSz9

Chris Coons, Delaware: http://ctt.ec/2g1yl

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut: http://ctt.ec/wlf3v

Mazie Hirono, Hawaii: http://ctt.ec/078PH

If you haven’t signed our petition, asking President Obama to tell the DEA to tell the truth about cannabis, please do so here: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-make-the-dea-tell-the-truth-about-marijuana. We’re just short of 100,000 and we want your help to get us past that milestone!

-Beth Collins http://www.safeaccessnow.org/

PS: On Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM (EST), ASA will be holding a live recap of Tuesday’s hearing and what it could mean for the movement.

Visit ASA’s Facebook Page on Tuesday for login information.

Americans for Safe Access · 1624 U St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009, United States

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4 thoughts on “Protest Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) becoming the next U.S. Attorney General

      1. BirdLoverInMichigan

        I thank you for your continued journey through this life, like me, pushing onward in spite of unending, unimaginable and incomprehensible pain.

        I hope everyone who reads this does likewise, and signs and tweets for our civil rights, because that’s what medical marijuana is ultimately about. It’s not used to terminate a life, but ease suffering, and hence promotes life. How can anyone question the ethical and moral necessity of it?

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        1. Zyp Czyk Post author

          Life is sure getting scary these days for anyone that’s not 100% healthy and rich.

          I feel like I’m sinking under the weight of all the potential disastrous policies that are coming to rule over us.

          They seem to want us out of the way – we just complicate their simple “all drugs are bad” story.

          Sorry I’m such a pessimist, but I’ve been stuck in the California storms without Internet except my phone for days now. It’s been cold, dark, and wet and my mood has sunk low. At least this is something that will change!

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