On September 14th, The International Hempology 101 Society initiated a nation wide campaign to clog the senate with messages from disenfranchised, everyday Canadians. The response was overwhelming, so we are keeping our campaign alive until bill C-15 fails. Everyone concerned about mandatory minimum jail sentences for cannabis should PHONE JAM the Senate until they vote NO on Bill C-15!
According to a few senators’ staff, “We received hundreds and hundreds of phone calls. It drove us crazy.” This is exactly the response we were looking for and so we plan to continue this campaign. The Senate voted to send this controversial bill to committee for further review. We hope that the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, who’s phone numbers are below, will look into the serious harms of mandatory minimum sentences.
Mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes will decimated the legal system with overloaded prisons, constant appeals, and powerless judges, all leading to large expenses. Legalization and regulation of the drug trade is the only way to reign in gang violence and solve the “drug problem”.
Take the time to stand up for your personal liberty. Let the government know that we do not want live in a prison state. Write a letter, an email, or call.
Please participate in our PHONE JAM! Try to jam the lines until this bill falls. Let your government know that we want to talk about theses issues. Canada has 105 appointed Senators, and we want you to call as many as possible. Continue to write letters!
Here are a few Senators, but try to call all of them:
John D. Wallace (613)947-4240 email@example.com
Pierre Claude Nolin (613)943-1451 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Duffy (613)947-4163 email@example.com
David Agnus (613)947-3193 firstname.lastname@example.org
George Baker (613)947-2517 email@example.com
John G.Bryden (613)947-7305 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Dickson (613)947-4130 no email
Joan Fraser (613)943-9556 email@example.com
Serge Joyal (613)943-0434 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorna Milne (613)947-7695 email@example.com
Jean-Claude Rivest (613)947-2236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call these numbers to connect toll-free: 1-800-267-7362 (senate switchboard)
or 1-800-OCANADA (662-6232) list of all senators : http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/senmemb/senate/IsenAssist.asp?Language=E&sortord=N
Contact Kristen Mann at (250)381-4220 or email@example.com with any questions
– Article from the International Hempology 101 Society on September 19, 2009.