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Important for Individual Liberty, Please Read

Medical Marijuana Vote To Take Place Wednesday Morning - Please Read

I just called Tom Price, and I'm about to call John Linder's office. Please do this, the vote is in the morning.

Just so you know, if you call tonight you don't have to talk to anybody but the capital switchboard operator. Provide your zip code and they give you your congressional representatives. Please do this now, because if you're reading this message there are only a few hours left to get a call in.

You don't have to be old enough to vote to be able to call.


Congress is expected to vote Wednesday morning on a medical marijuana amendment -- introduced by U.S. Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) -- that would bar the U.S. Department of Justice from raiding, arresting, and prosecuting patients who are using medical marijuana in the 10 states where it's legal under state law.

MPP has last-minute intelligence that many members of Congress are on the fence and need to hear from their constituents. This is where you come in.

We are asking elite activists like you to call five of your friends or family members on Wednesday morning and ask them to call their U.S. representative. Even messages right up to the time of the vote could impact the swing votes in Congress.

It's easy, and you can spend as much or as little time as you want before the vote on Wednesday. Here's how to help:

(1) Call through your friends who you think are most likely to support the issue now and see if they are willing to help.

(2) Tell them to call the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, give the operator their zip code, and ask to be connected to their representative; they don't even need to know the representative's name to do this.

If you're not sure what to tell your friends who are willing to call, here's some guidance. When the receptionist for the congressperson -- not the capitol receptionist -- answers the phone, your friends should say: "Hi, this is [name]. I live in [city], and I understand that my representative needs to decide today how to vote on the Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment to the Science-State-Justice-Commerce bill. I'm calling to ask for a vote in favor of the amendment."

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