Texas NORML Members & Future Members,
We had a recent question from an online subscriber that we find important to address. We want you to know that we are listening!
Regarding our social networking and online content (website): We repost many local,
state, and national news from other news organizations. From our volunteer run, non-profit point of view, it’s much more practical to use content that is already out there (has been reviewed, edited, and published by another legit legalization, medical or news organization) and focus the majority of our efforts on growing our reach and membership in order to involve more Texas voters in the legalization movement.
Membership & Dues: Membership dues are used, in part, to pay for advertising on KOOP, merchandise, administrative supplies (fax number, mail box, brochure printing, etc) and in the past the Texas Cannabis Crusade, which is a statewide rally at the capitol seeking to change marijuana laws. Also, membership dues and other money we raise have gone to pay for an Activist Training Camp during the last legislative session. All other benefit parties that we organize (6th Street Smokeout, Bob’s Birthday, etc.) are paid for by cover charges and merchandise sales and raise additional money for the organization to be used in future endeavors. These benefit parties also allow more of our community to hear about Texas NORML and be exposed to our events and information, via the cities renowned pastime, live music.
In the meantime, we are doing community outreach (going to festivals and shows around Austin and Texas), cross-promotions with other progressive organizations, doing interviews for college students and class presentations, advertising with KOOP, and generally making our organization as visible as possible to the public. All of which is done by an all-volunteer board and membership base.
Texas NORML is registered as a not for profit, educational organization, and getting our message out to the public is what we do. Letting people know about how to get laws changed in Texas (by contacting your Legislators about it) is something that we have always done (when laws are being debated) and always will and is the only way we will reach our goal to re-legalize in Texas.
Remember, 2011 is a legislative session year, here in Texas and we’ll be in touch with more action alerts, helpful tips, and ways to educate yourselves and others.
If you would like to become a member and volunteer your time to grow our education campaign and help us prepare for the 2011 legislative session, please contact your membership coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting this cause and enabling us to promote cannabis law reform.
Contact us directly, anytime:
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Assistant Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Director: email@example.com
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Membership Director: email@example.com
Veteran’s Liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org
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