Election 2012: The Stretch Run, What Can Be Done?
Joe | Nov 01, 2012 | Comments 3
By now most of the people reading this have decided what issues and politicians they will support on election day, November 6th. With the fateful day less than a week away, all that is left to do is convince those who are still undecided to vote the way you are, and make sure those who agree with you are motivated and able to cast their votes.
The influence of each of us as individuals is small, but when combined with the influence of others, elections can be decided.
In 2012 in the realm of marijuana law reform their are major legalization and regulation measures in Washington state, Oregon and Colorado. Massachusetts voters will decide on medical marijuana in their state, as will voters in Arkansas and Montana. And throughout the country there are politicians who support marijuana law reform running for office and decriminalization measures in dozens of cities nationwide. There has never been a year filled with more opportunity to restore freedom to cannabis users than 2012.
The key is persistence. Make sure all your social media friends and followers know why you feel the way you do about marijuana law reform. The same goes for friends and family members. Check out NORML’s “7 Simple Ways You Can Help Legalize Marijuana,” which includes links to phone banks and campaign materials.
Above all, work harder than you have ever worked before in support of your issues and candidates. Leave “no stone unturned” in your efforts to spread the truth. Five days of maximum effort is needed, and you don’t want to wonder after election day if you could have done more.
In close elections, everything makes a difference. Undecided voters may be few at this point, but sometimes elections come down to a few votes.
But more important than anything is “getting out the vote.” If everyone who favored marijuana legalization voted, it would be legal right now. A wasted vote is one that you don’t use to vote your conscious.
Time is running out.
- are you registered to vote? If not, get to it!