Hello out there,
Aloha to thee. There’s still time to write and email a short letter to the Editor in support of the Constitution, if you’re into it. Mahalo. (If you do send one please send me a copy.)
All the best to you,
Constitution Day is Monday, September 17, designated by Congress to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Today, as threats to civil liberties and freedom continue to escalate, our Constitution needs your help more than ever.
This very week, the House could vote to extend the NSA’s dragnet domestic spying scheme by five years, even though the program is the world’s most expansive monitoring program, has been repeatedly ruled unconstitutional by federal courts, and has wasted vast (and untold) resources.
Since it s an official holiday created by Congress, Constitution Day offers a great opportunity to raise your voice and share your concerns.
First, tell your congressional representatives where you stand. It won t be enough, but it is the least we can each do.
We ve highlighted some important issues online, and offer talking points to refine your advocacy on three of them: (1) the domestic military detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), (2) the JUSTICE Act (which would address surveillance under the USA PATRIOT Act and FISA reforms up for reauthorization this fall) and the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).
Second, consider writing an op-ed or letter to the editor for your local paper. Let us know if it gets published, so we can point a link back to your work from our blog to share your concerns with a broader audience.
Finally, think about organizing a public event. September 17 presents a great chance to educate students, since many schools will already be doing programs. Can you reach out to your local school principal to see whether there are opportunities for speakers from your coalition to offer guest presentations?
Events can also be organized at churches, cafes, or college campuses, especially with the sponsorship of student groups.. Your program could be as simple as screening a documentary, as involved as a panel discussion featuring speakers, or as fun as a picnic or trivia night.
Let us know if you have ideas or need help pulling an event together. We re here to help you raise your voice.
Standing for liberty when our government won t,
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
8 Bridge Street, Suite A, Northampton, MA 01060
Hello out there,
Aloha to thee. I’ve read that this totally legal (non-Cannabis) herbal formula mimics most of what Cannabis can safely and beneficially do for people, and it’s safe and legal to use everywhere. Sounds amazing! Please check it out online and send some information about it back to me. Mahalo.
All the best to you and yours,
Meet Dr. Bob Melamede
what were seeing in a global revolution is going to end this insane prohibition against cannabis in the country. Who is their right mind would outlaw and anti aging drug that kills cancer cells and uses the same activity that found in mother’s milk
I was just thinking about that lawyer from Peoria, Illinois (pen-named Hoam Rogh) who wrote the fiction book of the ultimate marijuana trial called “The Case of U.S. v. Yerbas”. I have his book in here and it’s really interesting as it looks like a real case and judge’s ruling, but it’s fiction. It’s his dream case to end marijuana prohibition, as of a few years ago. His real name is Thomas something and I’m gonna write to him again and see what’s new. He seemed to be on the front-edge of ending prohibition, too and wanting to help us at one point. Victoria was our connection with him for a while.