Take Action with NORML Today & Tomorrow: Legislative Twitter Campaign Underway

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There are over 40 million cannabis consumers in the United States (according to government data). Please consider, for the day, being a ‘virtual lobbyist’ for cannabis law reform today and tomorrow to coordinate with the on-ground efforts of activists attending the Legislative Fly-In that started yesterday and culminates tomorrow. You can also always take action at any time through NORML’s State-by-State Take Action Alert Center.

By using social media, NORML will be able to add another layer to our lobbying efforts and will also provide each and every one of our members a chance to have their voice heard on these issues. Start promoting NORML’s Twitter campaign to your networks as soon as possible.


Apply pressure on members of the House Subcommittee on Health, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations by engaging them through a coordinated social media campaign using specific messaging and hash tags to track our activity. Using the #NORML hash tag gives us the power to bring attention to and mobilize a larger and more diverse coalition of social media activists to support and/or join our efforts. Also, it’s important that we stay on message so please avoid altering the language provided. By maintaining a consistent message, we will be able to present a coordinated and disciplined effort.


Simply cut and paste the Twitter handle and language provided below into your Twitter account and hit send. Please make sure that you use the directory so that you contact each representative directly. I’ve provided an example of what each tweet should look like for each bill. I recommend coordinating specific times with your organization and its membership to maximize our efforts.


H.R. 1013: “[Insert Twitter  Handle] I urge you to support House Resolution 1013, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. It’s time for a new approach! #NORML

S.683: “[Insert Twitter  Handle] I urge you to support the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act. America is ready! #NORML

H.R. 667: “[Insert Twitter  Handle] I urge you to support House Resolution 667, the Veterans Equal Access Act. America’s veterans deserve better! #NORML

1. H.R. 1013: Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act                                       

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Members & Twitter Accounts:



2. S. 683 – Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act

Committee on the Judiciary

Members & Twitter Accounts:



3. H.R. 667: Veterans Equal Access Act                                                                          

Subcommittee on Health

Members & Twitter Accounts:




This blog piece was amended to reflect NORML’s Twitter campaign by Outreach Coordinator Kevin Mahmalji and intro was pulled from a previous blog submitted to NORML by its Executive Director Allen St. Pierre. Check out the NORML Networked Blog here. Image Credit: Svartling via Flickr