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Patients, Activists and Friends—

 

 

Stand in solidarity with me for a National Day of Action this Monday, May 2, 2011. Our community is sick and tired. We are suffering from chronic or debilitating conditions, and we are weary of false promises that do nothing to protect our rights as patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After previously giving us a false sense of security, the Obama administration now continues to ignore state laws and raid medical cannabis patients and facilities, while creating new ways to marginalize our community, including issues related to patient privacy, access, banking, taxation, and threats of filing suit against state employees who participate in upholding state law. This community is still under attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just yesterday, our community witnessed raid activity in Washington State and on Monday, our community will lose two more of our brothers and sisters to the failed war on drugs. Dale Shafer and Dr. Mollie fry will turn themselves over to federal agents to serve five-year mandatory minimum sentences for legally participating in state sanctioned medical cannabis programs. Enough is enough and Monday, May 2, 2011 is our time to take stand against federal interference!

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow community members and local activists are preparing to deliver ASA’s Cease and Desist to local DEA offices and federal buildings across the country. Commit to do the same. Join activists in several cities across the country. Locations include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Washington State, Oregon, Rhode Island, Colorado, Montana, Michigan, Maine, New Jersey, Washington, DC, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Maryland. To find out what is going on in your area, email action@safeaccessnow.org, or print out the Cease and Desist Order and take it to a local DEA Office or Federal Building near you on Monday!! Remember: if you don’t stand up for safe access, who will?

 

 

Special Patients' Rights Rallies will be occurring in both Washington, DC outside of the Department of Justice at 12pEST (event flyer) and outside of the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, CA at 12pPST for Dale Schafer and Dr. Mollie Fry (event flyer).

 

 

It's thanks to the support from our members that ASA is able to hold Days of Action like this one. Please consider making a donation to ASA today, so we can continue to strengthen our fight for safe access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I look forward to participating in our National Day of Action for patients' rights with you on Monday, May 2, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

In Solidarity,

 

 

Steph Sherer

 

 

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Everyone-

Americans for Safe Access has called for a National Day of Action to mark the surrender date for two activists in California, and events in other states and close to home. The date is Monday, May 2. There will be a protest action at the Federal Courthouse in Detroit starting at noon and running until 1PM. Tim Beck, Brandy Zink, Greg Pawlowski, myself, and Jamie Lowell will be attending. Please bring protest signs!

 

Address: 231 W Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, Mi 48226

Here's the link to the ASA web page detailing the national events that have driven this action

http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?p=1404

 

As an added bonus, this building is next to the Detroit Free Press headquarters.

As an even better bonus, the Courthouse is playing host to Law Day 2011 from 11 am until 2. DEA, ICE, FBI, ATF, IRS, US Marshals, all will be in attendance. Nice to have all of your adversaries in one place. Here's the press release for that:

http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/News/Docs/press%20release%202011.pdf

 

The Courthouse has a Lafayette Boulevard entrance and a Fort Street entrance, see accompanying map. If we have enough people to cover both entrances we can make a big impact.

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=231+w+lafayette&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=231+W+Lafayette+Blvd,+Detroit,+MI+48226&gl=us&ei=af26TZr6EYbi0QGRk5XPBQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ8gEwAA

 

Secondly, in Lansing a group of activists led by Robin Schneider will present a request to Cease and Desist the raids on legal Michigan patients and caregivers to the Department of Justice, also at noon. Lansing area cannabis warriors, this is your time to show up for the cause! Please remember anyone entering either of these Federal buildings cannot have cell phones, cameras, knives or weapons of any kind. I'd suggest leaving the medication in the car, too.

 

315 W. Allegan StreetLansing, Michigan

 

These actions are sanctioned by the National Office of ASA. As the ASA Affiliate Chapter in Michigan, MACC is partnering with local representatives to help make these protests successful. All organizations are welcome to participate.

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Patients' Rights? ASA? Yeah, right. They were so unresponsive to me and others about this. I don't know what their problem is.. It seems obama isn't listening, I don't know if we'll ever get a REAL president who WILL listen to THE PEOPLE. He gave us FALSE HOPE. I know it all too well. Miserable fookin piece of crap, hell on earth life. There is no freedom, liberty, justice, just constant fighting in a prison/hell they made for us and they think it won't come back to bite them. Wait till 2012 and 2014. There is no hope. Sorry mods and everyone else, I fight because it's better than giving in but don't ask me to have any hope. I've been abused for far too long. I just hope there'll be some people from my area going to the protests. I'm not thrilled with the local dems here either. Can't give in, too tired to fight.

 

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I'll be there.

 

This effort is bigger than any one individual or agency.

 

What happens elsewhere in the U.S.A. WILL and DOES have an effect upon us here in Michigan.

 

B&T, thanks for the post and the reminder.

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I'll be there.

 

This effort is bigger than any one individual or agency.

 

What happens elswhere in the U.S.A. WILL and DOES have an effect upon us here in Michigan.

 

B&T, thanks for the post and the reminder.

 

Yes your right it's big this is a very big rally their will be 100's their and bring your signs

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Folks, these are important marches. These will be viewed on a national level. ASA will be having demonstrations all over the country. You heard what Rick Jones said today. Any more info about the wheres and times Bob? Thanks, Bb

 

it's at 12 noon and if you come it wont be hard to find us their will be many of us their i hope

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