59% of Wisconsin voters agree that marijuana should be regulated like alcohol according to a recent Marquette University Poll. But as we’ve seen across the country, Wisconsin politicians are very reluctant to follow the will of the voters and embrace sensible drug policy. We will only achieve legalization in Wisconsin through an organized grassroots movement that has tens of thousands of residents pushing strongly for reform.
Below are ways you can join the movement!
1. Volunteer with SE WI NORML
We can always use help from passionate, hardworking, and determined activists! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping us with the following:
- Organize, promote, and staff rallies and informational events
- Contact candidates and collaborate with local legislators
- Write articles and resources
- Organize and participate in petition drives
- Enter and manage data
- Connect us with businesses and organizations
- And more!
Join us when you can at our weekly Data Entry & Work Nights to support the movement – we’re stronger together!
2. Attend a Monthly Meeting
The best way to get started and meet others in the cannabis community is by joining us at our next Monthly Meeting. Monthly Meetings are open to the public, and all attendees are welcome to contribute to the discussion. During meetings, we discuss and plan upcoming events, cannabis legislation, public awareness, and community outreach. Please don’t be intimidated to join us – meetings are casual, fun & informative, and full of like-minded people!
3. Contact Your State Representatives
Call and email your legislators to ensure they know where you stand on cannabis law reform. Visit the Wisconsin Legislature Map and search for your address to find out who your legislator is. We recommend contacting your representative in multiple ways (both email and phone) and following up every couple months to really get your point across. Please also encourage your family and friends to contact their representatives. Grassroots movements depend on all of us!
4. Be Prepared to Vote
Go to myvote.wi.gov to check your Wisconsin voter registration status, find out where you vote, and get information on how to vote. If you don’t vote, your representatives have no incentive to listen to your opinion. Each time you vote, you have the opportunity to support a pro-cannabis candidate who will represent and advocate for the cause you believe in. Encourage your friends and family to vote as well!
5. Talk About Cannabis & Law Reform
One of the most powerful things you can do to support cannabis law reform is to talk openly about its many personal, health, and industrial uses and benefits with your friends and family. When people who know you personally learn about your experiences and see how cannabis has benefited your life, they will question their long-held stereotypes of cannabis consumers and supporters. Be a supportive resource to those that have questions about cannabis.
6. Donate to SE WI NORML
Southeastern Wisconsin NORML is a non-profit that relies on donations to continue fighting for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin. Your donation will fund one of our many initiatives, marketing, town halls, educational events, and more.