420 Fundraiser in Detroit Featuring Darren McCarty

April 20, a Wednesday, in Detroit from 4 to 7 PM, at the Russell industrial center, 1600 Clay St., Detroit, MI we will have a big fundraiser with hors d'oeuvres, speakers and fun. Only $25 admission, but feel free to give hundreds – or thousands.

Our 420 fundraiser will feature the great hockey player Darren McCarty, a four-time Stanley Cup winner, who is quite strong in his advocacy of cannabis – and he will sign stuff that people bring. This is really big and we hope to see new faces. Please be there on 4/20!!

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FINISH STRONG! WIN WITH MILEGALIZE IN 2016!

  EITHER MILEGALIZE WINS OR THE RULES ABOUT MARIJUANA IN MICHIGAN WILL BE A DISASTER -

 AND INNOCENT PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THEIR LIVES TOTALLY WRECKED.
     LUCK HAPPENS when preparation meets opportunity.
     WE HAVE PREPARED - we have raised over $600,000. Our hired companies and essential and heroic volunteers have turned in more than 260,000 signatures (we need 253,000), and we have more than 200,000 sigs validated by the most stringent validation company in Michigan. Our companies and volunteers are picking up their pace again after the winter.
WE HAVE TO BUILD TOWARD A CRESCENDO OF ACTIVITY IN LATER APRIL AND MAY. FINAL TURN IN IS JUNE 1
WE NEED TO RAISE $70,000 TO DO THIS (one sig company has already been paid).
WE NEED MONEY, BE IT $5 OR $5000.! This is critical...this means you!)
OUR VOLUNTEERS MUST KEEP IT UP, AND TRY TO RECRUIT! WE WILL PAY PEOPLE!
Please send money! (through PayPal on the website)
Please get more petitions and more signatures!!
The Board of Canvassers will develop a procedure to "rehabilitate" our "stale" signatures, or we will litigate immediately. 
USING THE QUALIFIED VOTER FILE (QVF), IT OBVIOUSLY WILL JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF CLICKS TO SEE IF A PETITION SIGNER IS STILL REGISTERED!
We can only win if we turn in the sigs!!
PLEASE COME TO OUR FUNDRAISERS, AND FEEL FREE TO GIVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! (or give the minimum...but please come).
NEXT UP: THE 420 FUNDRAISER, AND "SINBADS" ON THE 27TH.
More info later - but be sure to make it to the 4/20 fundraiser, Wednesday April 20, at the Russell Industrial Center (a big place), 1600 Clay St..Detroit, Mi 48211
WE CAN WIN IT ALL - BUT NOT WITHOUT *YOUR* HELP!!!!!!!
Note: I am really tapped out, but I will take $5000 out of my dwindling retirement account and contribute it .. If eleven other people can also find or borrow $5000.
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Huge Day for MILegalize Gathering Signatures March 8th at the Primaries!

MILegalize is now starting to to get word from our volunteers who were out collecting signatures at the polls today for the Presidential Primaries. This was a rare opportunity to obtain almost 100% validity.  Two great volunteers who really rocked it yesterday are Patricia Cissell was at the RVC in Ferndale and Chuck Voeltzel was at the Kulick Center in Ferndale. Over 500 sigs were gathered at these 2 precincts! Great Job guys and we will keep reporting the good news of other volunteers as it comes in. Now is the time to take advantage of this momentum and finish strong! 

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Sisters and brothers, we are extraordinarily proud of the way we’ve funded this campaign

 Working people giving small amounts of money have kept this campaign afloat. Right now we need your help more than ever to give our sails one major push they need. We have an individual donor who has offered us $5,000 if we can raise our own $5,000! WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.  We have set an important goal that I have to ask you to help us meet:

Contribute $50, $20, $10, or $5 today and help us reach $5,000 in individual contributions byMidnight Tonight! If we get there, our office will be able to operate at full steam.

In this state we have a political system in which a handful of very wealthy people use their obscene power to continue a failed war on cannabis, profiting from the imprisonment of recreational users and medical marijuana patients alike.

This campaign is powered by millions of people coming together to transform a state, and eventually the Nation.  This is why we need you to donate whatever you can, and forward this to your friends asking them to donate $5 to legalization in Michigan.

Help us reach $5,000 in individual contributions by midnight tonight! You can do that here:

www.milegalize.com/donate

MILegalize doesn’t represent large corporations and he doesn’t want their money. We have managed to raise $1,000 a day over the last 4 days! We cannot stop now and need to see it through the finish line.
Throughout American history, nothing significant happens in terms of social change unless a strong grassroots movement takes place. That’s what we’re building through our political revolution.

Shine on,
Nick Zettell

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5 DAYS AWAY! PLEASE PETITION TUESDAY MARCH 8!

    MILegalize needs to have a big signature day on March 8

That's the Michigan Presidential primary election. PLEASE PETITION ON MARCH 8!! Even for just a few hours!
EVERYBODY WALKING INTO THE POLLS IS A REGISTERED VOTER, AND  THEY ARE IN ONE PLACE!
Contact MILegalize tomorrow to get petitions mailed to you immediately - or see the website!
THIS EFFORT HAS TO BE BOTH ORGANIZED BY THE CAMPAIGN AND SELF INITIATED! Please be a part of it.
(Every polling place is not good for petitioning, but some are great. You can't be within 100 feet of the entry door, so, at some precincts, people can park within 100 feet of the door and you can't get to them. In other places people will have to walk by us and we will do well. If on place isn't good  check out another.).
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR "KEEP THE OFFICE ALIVE" MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM RIGHT NOW. 
WE HAVE GOT TO GET $1000 EACH DAY THIS WEEK! GIVE ON PAYPAL ON THE WEBSITE NOW!
On Monday the following is on the agenda of the Michigan State Board of Canvassers
  • Discussion and public comment regarding the proposed revision of the Board of State Canvassers’ procedure for rebutting the statutory presumption that a signature on a petition that proposes an amendment to the constitution or to initiate legislation is stale and void if made more than 180 days before the petition was filed.
We plan to get on the ballot using this modernization of procedure, and win legalization the right way in November. WE NEED YOU PETITIONING MARCH 8!
 WE NEED $$$$ RIGHT NOW to deep the office open while professional firms, as well as volunteers, make sure we get enough signatures!    THANKS  ALL.
  http://www.milegalize.com/march_8th_signature_drive
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Great Opportunities Signature Gathering!

With the primary less than a week away, the schedule is filling up with presidential candidates planning campaign stops in Michigan. These are prime opportunities to collect MILegalie signatures and to get our message out there.
 Wednesday, March 2 
• Bernie Sanders at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University. Doors open at 4 p.m. To register, go to: go.berniesanders.com
• John Kasich at the University of Michigan’s student union in Ann Arbor. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; Genesee County Town Hall, at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. in Grand Blanc. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; Macomb County rally at the Ukranian Cultural Center,  26601 Ryan Road Warren. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. To register, go to: eventbrite.com and search for Kasich events.
• Marco Rubio at the Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke Ave. Shelby Charter Township, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
 Thursday, March 3
• Republican debate at the Fox Theater in Detroit at 9 p.m. It will be broadcast on the Fox News channel and live streamed at foxnews.com
 Friday, March 4
• Donald Trump at Macomb Community College, Sports and Expo Center, 14500 East 12 Mile, Warren. Doors open at 6 a.m.; Wexford Civic Center, 1320 N Mitchell in Cadillac at 1 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. To register, go to: eventbrite.com and search for Trump.
• John Kasich, Ottawa County rally, HermanMiller Greenhouse - 10201 Adams in Holland. Doors open at 5 p.m. To register, go to:eventbrite.com
 Saturday, March 5
• John Kasich, Traverse City Town Hall, Park Place Hotel, 300 East State, Traverse City. Doors open at 9 a.m;  Marquette Town Hall, Ramada of Marquette, 412 W. Washington Street. Doors open at 2 p.m. Saginaw County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner at the Birch Run Expo Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. To register, go to eventbrite.com and search for Kasich.
 Sunday, March 6
• Wayne County GOP 11th congressional district. Meet the candidates dinner at 6 p.m. Laurel Manor in Livonia. All the presidential candidates are invited, but attendees haven't been announced yet..
• Democratic debate in Flint, Whiting Auditorium,  1241 E Kearsley in Flint at 8 p.m.  Broadcast on CNN. Information on how to get tickets has not been released yet.
 Monday, March 7
• John Kasich at Wayne County Town Hall, University Liggett School, Gymnasium - 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods. Doors open at12:30 p.m. Oakland County Republican Lincoln Day dinner at the Troy Marriott, Program begins at 7 p.m. For tickets, go tooaklandgop.net/2016-lincoln-day-dinner.
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March 8th Signature Drive Act Now!

   March 8th is gearing up to be one of the most contested primary elections in our states history. Voters from both parties will be out to help select their nominee for November 2016. We hope whoever wins will strive for an end to prohibition. But we know we cannot wait for that to happen. We know we need to be out there now creating the change we need in our society. We are hoping you can give a few hours this election-day, you can make sure you do your part to help us make the ballot. This will be the single best day to volunteer and give your time.

     Please the link below to find the polling place nearest you, if they are available please call us at, 517-215-6956 or email info@milegalize.com to sign up for a shift. Be sure to tell us the specific address and time you can make. Also be sure to let us know if you need petitions!

     Together we can win and together we will make a difference for our community. 

http://www.milegalize.com/march_8th_signature_drive

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BE THERE FRIDAY!! MILegalize can still win it all!

WE CAN STILL LEGALIZE IN MICHIGAN IN 2016!

It is true that MILegalize  passed our six month window for collecting signatures on Dec. 20.

It is also true that Michigan election law says there is a “rebuttable presumption” that signatures gathered more than 180 days ago are “stale”.

The key word here is “rebuttable”. When this policy was written the procedure involved in “rebutting the staleness” of a signature was impossibly cumbersome. Now, Michigan has the digitized and up to date QVF (Qualified Voter File). With modern technology it is possible with a few clicks of a mouse to see if a voter is still registered – AND the Michigan State Board of Canvassers has expressed a strong interest in modernizing their procedures.

We know we are onto something here, since a bill has recently been introduced into the Michigan Senate to LIMIT signature gathering to 180 days.

IF WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SIGNATURES WE DON’T HAVE “STANDING” TO INSIST THAT ALL OUR VALID SIGNATURES MUST BE ACCEPTED. We must get 253,000 valid signatures. Procedures will then be in place to allow all our valid signatures to be counted, or we will litigate immediately and effectively.

WE HAVE TWO PROFESSIONAL SIGNATURE COMPANIES GOING FULL TILT (WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID). WE HAVE OVER $40,000 (AND WILL GET MORE) TO PAY OUR OWN PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE PAID. WE PAY $2 PER VALID SIGNATURE (and since a good signature gatherer gets about 70% validity we will pay $1.40, cash up front, to good petitioners who are productive and register with our campaign manager Chris Silva). Who do you know who will work?

IT WILL STILL COME DOWN TO US – AND TO YOU. PLEASE GET SIGNATURES AND GIVE MONEY!  WE NEED TO SEE YOU FRIDAY – OR GET YOUR PAYPAL DONATION. PLEASE COME!

 WE WILL MAIL YOU PETITIONS IF YOU NEED THEM!

WE HAVE COME MUCH TOO FAR TO GIVE UP NOW!!

When: February 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Where: Troppo. Downtown Lansing

MILegalize has collected over 240,000 signatures. We will finish getting signatures prior to June 1, and then launch the campaign phase of our initiative. We will win sensible local cannabis regulation throughout Michigan. We need your help to write this history.

The MRC and MCC have collapsed and the Legislature doesn't appear capable of passing legislation. MILegalize is now the only option for the foreseeable future to change the law in Michigan for the better.

Come get the latest MILegalize updates as we also discuss the current regulatory climate in the Legislature, the City of Lansing, and how MILegalize will provide a way for sensible cannabis regulation to evolve. MILegalize board members including Jeffrey Hank, Jamie Lowell, Chuck Ream and others will provide a campaign progress report and discussion. 

Food options: 1 drink included per ticket/cash bar available
Chopped Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Chicken Marsala OR Marinated Flank Steak OR Vegetarian Peasant's Pasta, Assorted Chef's Selection Dessert.

Tickets

- $300 Silver sponsor
- $500 Gold sponsor
- $1000 Platinum sponsor
- $2500 Green sponsor

WE WANT YOU TO BE THERE!      If you simply cannot afford this suggested donation then please call Nick Zettell231-286-7898 or Jeff Hank 517-348-7922, or Chuck Ream 734-395-0811, and we will find a lower price for you.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT! SEE YOU FRIDAY!

 

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MILEGALIZE CLOSE TO SIGNATURE GATHERING GOAL

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MILEGALIZE CLOSE TO SIGNATURE GATHERING GOAL

 

Campaign issues challenge to volunteers, donors; March 8th primary election announced as major signature drive day

February 2, 2016

 LANSING- The MILegalize Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the campaign has collected over 240,000 signatures to legalize cannabis the right way in Michigan. The campaign is issuing a final challenge to their volunteer base-- help us collect another 50,000 signatures to finish the petition drive.

Since the campaign began in June of 2015, MILegalize has collected over 240,000 total voter signatures on petitions statewide; the state requires 252,000 valid signatures at time of turn-in to qualify for the November 2016 general election ballot.

"MILegalize has always set a goal of overachieving the target number of signatures needed," said MILegalize Chairman, Lansing attorney Jeffrey Hank. "Besides our heroic activists, we have established contracts with two professional signature gathering firms to collect another 100,000 valid signatures from voters before the end of our drive. It's exciting. This spring offensive is the beginning of the end of cannabis prohibition in Michigan."

MILegalize needs another 50,000 raw signatures submitted by volunteer petitioners before March 15. The MILegalize campaign is setting new standards for voter validation, registration and data analysis, creating a challenge-proof petition and laying the groundwork early for the November campaign.

 "Our volunteer army has kept us in the campaign," Campaign Manager Chris Silva said. The people of Michigan responded. They know why we can't wait."

The final challenge issued by the Board to the MILegalize volunteers; collect the 50,000 raw signatures needed to complete the campaign. "MILegalize is paying $2 per valid signature to our volunteers, if they register with us," Silva reiterated. "We believe in our volunteer base and we know these dedicated people can get the job done."

The campaign is still in full swing, with fundraisers and events scheduled for 2016. The next fundraising event is in Lansing on February 19th, followed by a similar event at Treetops Resort in Gaylord on February 20. In Flint MILegalize will be helping out with the water crisis by distributing cases of water on February 6. Petitions are still available for signing in businesses around the state or can be requested via milegalize.com and completed petitions can be mailed to the campaign.

MILegalize is issuing a call to action and has declared March 8, 2016, a statewide petitioning day. With Michigan's national primary election March 8, petitioners are encouraged to register with the campaign and get voter signatures at the polling places near them. When the history of the end of cannabis prohibition in Michigan is written, March 8 will be a significant milestone.

"The events are always being updated on the www.milegalize.com website," said fundraising coordinator and Board member Jamie Lowell. "We are totally a Michigan funded movement; no outside money influences our politics, and we wrote this proposal for the people. In these next few months, we need people to act to ensure marijuana is legalized the right way. This is our time."

Campaign Finance Reports released earlier this week show that MILegalize has raised more than half a million dollars to legalize marijuana in Michigan. Competing marijuana ballot initiative Michigan Cannabis Coalition (MCC) showed zero revenue during the last quarter of 2015 with $54,000 in debts, signalling a dead campaign and leaving MILegalize as the state's only realistic cannabis law reform option.

To volunteer or donate, please visit www.milegalize.com or contact our campaign headquarters in Lansing.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

 

Jeffrey Hank, Esq.     phone: 844-LEGAL-16      email: info@milegalize.com

 

Authorized and Paid for with Regulated Funds by the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee, PO Box 4427, East Lansing, MI 48826.

 

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DARE TO STRUGGLE - DARE TO WIN!

At MILegalize we are working very hard to win legalization of marijuana the right way in Michigan in 2016.

We need your help, signatures, and money.


We can't know for sure whether we will win this or not, but I will tell you one thing for sure - when we fight back we are in a stronger position and if we don’t unite and fight back coherently we will be rolled over. Our patients will be ignored and our marketplace turned over to the highest bidder.
You know this is true. Exactly one year ago we learned that we were faced with one organization that had millions of dollars and was going to completely wipe out the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MRC) and another organization which was going to turn the whole question of marijuana over to their cronies in the legislature (MCC).
With mostly just truth and righteousness on our side we formed MILegalize and set out to win, with no reasonable path ahead of us. Then we found a heroic donor who is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars, but we still can't quite close it without you. Now our enemies have both died off; we are alive and growing stronger!

We could win legalization in 2016 in Michigan, the tide is changing so rapidly.

Please do two things:
1) Send money or come to one of our January 30 fundraisers!!! Please.
2) Participate and help organize the great petitioner mobilization for March 8!!!

MIlegalize has two critically important fundraisers on this Saturday January 30.

(Every bit of the large grants of money we have gotten has to go for signatures. We need money from fundraisers to have a campaign manager and run an office and win this complex effort.)

Detroit – at Cannabis Counsel,  2930 E. Jefferson St. 48207 -  from 6 PM to 9 PM. There will be music, speakers, information, refreshments, and attorneys Abel and Lavigne will discuss the current situation in the city of Detroit.
Bring much needed checks: decide how much you can give.

Lansing  - at "Down to Earth" 3001 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, 48910
Doors open at 6 PM, speakers begin at seven. Bring a check – no minimum donation. MIlegalize leader Jeff Hank and other board members will be there to enjoy the evening and answer questions. No minimum donation.

MARCH 8 - Every Michigan cannabis activist must hold a petition during the March 8 presidential primary election, or they aren’t really a cannabis activist. We know the people going to vote are registered. Please, please get you and everybody you know to hold the petition on that day and get a lot of signatures. Sign up for the March 8th Great Petitioning Push!!!

We have two excellent companies employed – paid to generate tens of thousands more signatures, but without a great push by volunteers, especially on March 8, we still won't make it. It takes every one of us.

See the MILegalize website.
Thank you so much my friends. Let's fight to win!

Please send out this information through other channels! 

 

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