Ninth Co-sponsor Signs on to Federal Medical Marijuana Bill: Get your representatives on board! 11/2/97

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According to the Marijuana Policy Project, U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) signed onto H.R. 1782, the medicinal marijuana bill now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, on October 28, becoming the bill's 9th co-sponsor. Rep. Nadler had never previously supported medicinal marijuana legislation in Congress. The MPP sends congratulations and thanks to those of you who live in his district in New York City and wrote letters urging him to co-sponsor the bill (and DRCNet seconds the gesture).

The following members of the House have signed onto H.R. 1782: Brian Bilbray (R-CA), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Olver (D-MA), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Pete Stark (D- CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). IF YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IS NOT ON THIS LIST AND YOU HAVE NOT YET WRITTEN A LETTER ASKING HIM OR HER TO CO-SPONSOR H.R. 1782, PLEASE DO SO NOW. Sample letters are online at Further background and tips for promoting medicinal marijuana legislation -- as well as links to help you find your members of Congress -- can be found online at

You can write your Representative and your two Senators at:

    The Honorable {your Representative/Senator}
    U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Senate
    Washington, DC 20510/20515

While letters are the best, phone calls help too. You can reach your rep via the Congressional Switchboard, (202) 224- 3121.

PLEASE SEND US COPIES OF YOUR LETTERS AND ANY RESPONSES YOU RECEIVE. We will share them with groups that are lobbying on the hill for H.R. 1782. DRCNet, 2000 P. St., NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036, fax: (202) 293-8340, e-mail [email protected].

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