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UPDATE: More to come soon, but the public is invited to attend a discussion and planning session on Wednesday, August the 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Oshkosh Public Library, room B.

Petition to Decriminalize Cannabis in OshkoshOshkosh Wisconsin will see an influx of activism this fall. Campaign organizers are getting ready to collect signatures in the city of Oshkosh this fall during a decriminalization initiative.  With attorney fees paid and additional resources committed, we expect a highly organized campaign staffed with high energy volunteers.  Our chapter is going to help again in coordinating volunteer efforts and locating petitioning hubs.  In addition Northern Wisconsin NORML has pledged to help with additional fundraising and committed to a goal of $1000 to directly aide this campaign.  We are also calling all Northern Wisconsin NORML volunteers to plan on spending some time in Oshkosh this Fall as the signature drive is expected to begin in early September 2017.

 

But this signature drive should not be conducted alone, almost anyone can help. What we do feel will be the greatest impact is City of Oshkosh residents to step forward and help with this effort in a number of ways including:

  1. Attend City of Oshkosh Council Meetings (2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Room 406)
  2. Volunteer to collect signatures and staff booths at events.
  3. Business Locations to be petitioning hubs locations.
  4. Donations.

We need the critical part, your commitment to volunteer today.  Please take a moment and email your name and phone number to us directly at northernwinorml@gmail.com should you wish to volunteer.  Please do not hesitate to contact us directly via phone at 920-931-4207.   Language and timelines will be available upon campaign kick off and always watch the “Decriminalize Oshkosh” and “420 Oshkosh” Facebook pages for additional information.

 

 

 

 

 

47th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest 2017

Madison, Wisconsin

Sept 29-30 and Oct 1

47th Annual Great Midwest Harvest Fest Madison Wisconsin 2017 47th Annual Great Midwest Harvest Fest Madison Wisconsin 2017

 

WHAT: Baked Sale “Pie By The Slice”
WHERE: From The Land Festival in Green Lake, Wisconsin
WHEN: Sat Oct 21st (10-4) and Sun 22nd (10-3) 2017
WHO: Open To Public

 

Northern Wisconsin NORML

Northern Wisconsin NORML is having the annual “Baked Sale”.  The chapter hosts an annual fund raiser in which the focus also includes on our parent organization, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

 

The chapter will have a Pie By The Slice Booth at the From The Land Festival in Green Lake on October 21st and October 22nd, 2017 in which 50% of the profit from the event are donated directly to NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).

 

Northern Wisconsin NORML is open to new members located anywhere in our state.  The board directors/field activists will be on hand with an informational booth/display featuring hemp cannabis information, products and of course, NORML Tshirts and membership packets.  Signature Pages for the 2017-18 active marijuana legislation will be on hand.  Come on down and sign! There will also be a glass artist featured at the event.

 

Please visit www.FromTheLandFestival.com for complete details of the festival, including other food vendors, artisans, speakers and directions to the event.

We commonly get asked “What is a Field Activist?”.  Simply stated, they are individuals acting locally and reporting regionally.  Field Activists put the act in activism through a variety of ways.  Field Activists donate time, services and money to the chapter.  Just like cannabis consumers and reform supporters, each Field Activist is unique.  But to give some examples, they:

  • Participate in letter writing campaigns.
  • Find business/retail locations where we can display our cards, brochures and donation boxes (and also make sure materials are always present!)
  • Monitor ongoing legislation at the local, state and federal level.
  • Engage with local, state and federal elected officials through email, phone, letter and/or attending town hall/listening sessions when these elected officials come to their local area (HINT:  There are many elected officials, on the state level 33 Senators and 99 Representatives, which sometimes hold these meetings the coincide with each other.  Local field activists pay attention and research when these opportunities are available and act upon them!)
  • Find and research concerts, fairs and other public events where we WOULD BE ALLOWED to table or have a booth.
  • Assist with new member recruitment and help with fundraising
  • Add content to website and social media campaigns
  • Help with chapter events
  • Testify during public hearings in Madison
  • Participate as during steering committee conversations
  • Collect signatures of support

 

 

Act locally, report regionally and assist in statewide campaigns.  Northern Wisconsin NORML has spearheaded this type of activism in their area and we are asking you to help NORML expand this type of program throughout the state.

 

If interested in becoming a Field Activist Team Member for Wisconsin, please send a letter of interest to NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com or contact them directly at 920-931-4207.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

To learn more about the Field Activist Program or donate to help keep this type of program growing, please visit www.NorthernWiNORML.org

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