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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:20 am    Post subject: 2004 NORML Conference and Congressional Lobby Day Reply with quote


I just want to find out how many THC Ministry members are going to the Confrenece. I will be there and I hope to meet up with as many members as I can.

Take Care; Joe


2004 NORML Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

We are pleased to announce that the 2004 NORML Conference and
Congressional Lobby Day will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in
Washington, DC on April 22-24, 2004. Please mark your calendar now and
plan to join us in DC this spring.

NORML is a public-interest lobby that has for thirty-three years has
provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and
the policy of arresting responsible marijuana smokers. We believe current
policies waste valuable law enforcement resources that should be focused
on serious and violent crime; invite government into areas of our private
lives that are inappropriate; and needlessly destroy the lives and careers
of hundreds of thousands of good, productive citizens each year.

Our annual NORML conference brings together grassroots supporters and
political activists to analyze strategy and review developments over the
past year; plan strategy for the coming year, and hear from leaders in the
drug law reform movement. At this year's conference, we have set aside the
first day for our supporters to lobby Congress on marijuana law reform
issues, with the final two days reserved for speeches, panel discussions
and similar activities.

-- Conference Program --
The conference program is still being finalized, and the full program will
be available shortly on the NORML web site. We anticipate panel
presentations on such topics as The Federal Assault on Marijuana Smokers
and Medical Use Patients; A Patients' Panel: The Struggle Continues;
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: The Near Future for Marijuana Law
Reform; Marijuana and Your Health; What You Need To Know That the
Government Won't Tell You; Don't Become Another Statistic: How Not To Get
Busted; and Where Do We Go From Here: Strategy for the Next Five Years.

Featured speakers at the conference this year will include best selling
author Eric Schlosser; Constitutional law expert Professor Randy Barnett
from Boston University Law School; drug education expert Marsha Rosenbaum,
Ph.D; and others not yet confirmed, including a possible surprise or two.

We are especially excited about the Congressional lobby day, to be held on
Thursday, April 22. This will be the first time we have asked supporters
to come to town and spend a day lobbying their elected officials on
Capitol Hill, and we expect it will become an important annual event. We
plan to hold a short training session in the morning where attendees will
be briefed on the issues, and on Congressional etiquette, before leaving
for the Hill.

-- Hotel --
The conference hotel is the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 14th and K
Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Located in the heart of downtown
Washington, the Crowne Plaza is the ultimate in convenience. By day, the
worlds of government, finance, business and retail are at hand. By night,
many of the finest restaurants, galleries and clubs in the city are within
walking distance.

The Crowne Plaza was built by Paris born architect Jules Henri de Sibour
in 1921. A recent $20 million renovation has reclaimed and renewed the
best of this fine hotel's storied past while incorporating the latest
technological innovations. An extraordinary level of taste, service and
personal comfort has earned the Crowne Plaza its designation as a city

The Crowne Plaza has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted
rate ($169 per night, single or double occupancy) for NORML conference
attendees. Please call 202-218-7537 (or toll free at 800-2CROWNE) before
April 1, 2004 to reserve one of the reduced rate rooms. Please call early,
as these rooms will likely go quickly. You must identify yourself as
attending the NORML Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed with a
major credit card. Deposits are refunded only if notice is received at
least 72 hours prior to arrival date.

Please join us in Washington, DC for the 2004 NORML Conference and
Congressional Lobby Day, a great opportunity to send a powerful message to
Congress, and a great place to network with drug law reform advocates from
across the country. Online registration will be available within a few
days. Please reserve your reduced rate room at the Crowne Plaza now.

From the NORML Team
1600 K Street, NW
Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006-2832
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna do my best to get there, and try to bring as many people as possible. thanks for the info.
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