Camp WakeUpObama: Summer Camp For Activists
Joe | Jul 27, 2012 | Comments 0
The advocacy group Americans for Safe Access have been on the front lines, battling against the federal medical marijuana crackdown currently decimating the medical cannabis industry in California, since the beginning.
Now they have created a virtual summer camp for medical marijuana activists as a way to harness the power of the massive online cannabis community, and ASA sent out a email blast with details earlier today.
Since the Obama Administration began taking a hard-line stance against medical cannabis access, patients, caregivers and the institutions that help them have been faced with increasing harassment from federal law enforcement. As the election approaches, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and patients are fighting to have our perspective heard in the national dialogue over the future of America.
From protests to lawsuits, ASA and other organizations are not taking these attacks lying down. We wanted to have a fun and easy way for medical cannabis advocates to plug in to this national movement and amplify our voices by working together.
That’s why we have created Camp WakeUpObama - a virtual, online summer camp with activist activities and opportunities to earn T-shirts, merit badges, and even a trip to our national conference in Washington, DC.
Your camp counselor is our new National Field Director, Hunter Holliman. Hunter comes to us as an active member of the San Francisco ASA chapter, with years of experience organizing the fight for medical cannabis access. Hunter will work with our chapters and activist groups across the country to support their activities, helping your communities gain and maintain safe access at the local and state level, while coordinating our national presence and ensuring local groups have the resources they need to be successful.
Our regular readers may have already seen some of the handiwork of Camp WakeUpObama when activists projected images onto Obama’s Oakland campaign headquarters, calling him a liar.
Time is running out before the Presidential election this fall. The opportunities to make your voice heard to President Obama are dwindling. The time for action is now.