Veterans for Cannabis - 100KStrong.net

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Raised by 29 people in 42 months
Cathy Jordan  MELBOURNE, FL
Support the power of choice! This veterans seven-day whistle-stop tour is set to begin on Election Day, November 5th, 2013. The Florida Cannabis Action Network (FLCAN), on behalf of the Florida Veterans Committee (FLVETSCAN) and the nationwide Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, hopes to fund this campaign with your help!

Your contribution will fund this tour to energize the veterans' community across Florida to propel the movement toward comprehensive cannabis reform! Your generous donation will allow various veterans groups' leaders to meet face-to-face with folks from central Florida to the panhandle. And, if you don't live in Florida, that's OK, effective treatment options, such as cannabis, is a nationwide concern.

The tour plans stops at veterans facilities in Viera, Orlando, Tampa, New Port Richey, the Villages, Gainesville, and Tallahassee. The goal is to wrap up the tour at Eglin Air Force base in Niceville where we will host a picnic for veterans and their families on Sunday, November 10, and participate in the annual Veteran's Day parade on Monday. With so many stops there will be plenty of opportunity to see your donation at work!
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Update 6
Posted by David Jones
39 months ago
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Thanks so much to everyone who helped promote the 100kStrong Tour in Florida and a special thanks to the unit of men who made the entire journey, Michael Krawitz, Joe Sisco, Robert (Whitey) Jordan, David McKinney and David Jones.

The tour is complete; the warriors are home and rested, the thank you notes are ready to send, but the real work had just begun. We need 100,000 veterans active in the battle to change cannabis laws.

The tools are there. What can you do next to engage your brother and sisters in arms in the battle for equal access to cannabis?

We leave no one behind!
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Update 5
Posted by David Jones
40 months ago
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Thanks you for following the tour! Did you read Mike Krawitz report from inside the VA last night? What an impact we made - amazing! This tour is doing all the right stuff!

A vet in Crestview called. Crestview is the home of the President of the Florida Senate and Chair of the U.S. Committee on Veterans Affairs. He stopped by the local AMVets club and found our materials by the door.

For those of you who have contributed, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We know how critical the voice of wounded veterans is to our work reforming cannabis laws.

I have to tell you though, I am really stressed about going the distance. We've invested over $3,000 of FLCAN general operating and three months of staff time to roll this project out. The rent is paid but the war chest is empty. Today, we need to feed five veterans and two staff people. Put fuel in two vehicles and we are going to cram into two hotel rooms tonight.

We must go on. People are waiting for the chance to talk about this, but equally important we need the VA centers to know they can be on our side! Can you donate $50 to buy lunch for the crew- $200cover the cost of the hotels tonight or $150 to cover a fill up at the gas station? Every dollar helps keep the caravan on the road.
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Update 4
Posted by David Jones
40 months ago
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Our first stop at the Viera VA Center was exceptional! We had three team, one team inside meeting with key administrators, one group getting petitions signed at the facility and a large group celebrating our right to be there! Lots of honks, cheers, thumbs up, thanks and only a couple jeers.

Meet us tonight at Steagles or elsewhere along the route! Ready to tour with us? Fall in when the tour comes near you and stay as long as you can afford.

We still are a long ways for our funding needs and a long ways from Crestview the home of the Chair of the US House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs. Act now, join, engage, demand, defend and contribute to keep the tour on the road!
A small but mighty group of warriors!
Thanks Frank Doughtery for the shirts!
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Update 3
Posted by David Jones
40 months ago
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We are closing in on the final days of planning for the Florida tour. We sent 100 rack cards with the tour schedule and two posters to each of 50 VFW's and AMVets near the route. Thank you to everyone who gave so we could print literature.

You'll note we canceled the custom EZ-Up - too late and not enough funds. It was a real shame, they were going to the president of EZ-Up to make sure EZ-Up were okay with a pot logo next to the EZ-Up logo! Would have loved to be a fly on the wall during that conversation!

Our friend, Frank Dougherty picked up the tab for some great promotional pieces and purchased the first 2 dozen shirts so we reduced the need for funding even further.

We need your help to fuel the vehicles, pick-up hotel rooms and make sure we can cover the cost of the tour. If we don't get the money we need, the next thing we have to cancel is Cathy Jordan's participation. Her husband Bob is a veteran and is going to make the tour, but without the funding for Cathy and a caregiver, she simply can not make the trip. Travel is hard for Cathy, travel without her caregiver impossible.

The march is on, join us along the route, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates and donate if you can!
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Reform Candidate
19 months ago

Put our vets first!

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Theodore Keeby
40 months ago

We need this bad ,we as Veterans suffer the most and no one person in Washington cares .

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Melanie Marshall
40 months ago

Best Wishes, Veterans for Cannabis! Thanks for being so brave about the TRUTH.

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$8,055 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 42 months
Created August 14, 2013
AF
$5
Arthur Falbo
19 months ago

There has to be some Veteran "Pirates" living in the "Legal" States to ship to those of us in those backward looking states? Thanks

BP
$10
Bobby Pruett
33 months ago (Monthly Donation)
BP
$10
Bobby Pruett
34 months ago (Monthly Donation)
BP
$10
Bobby Pruett
35 months ago (Monthly Donation)
BP
$10
Bobby Pruett
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
BP
$10
Bobby Pruett
37 months ago (Monthly Donation)

if you sent me some flyers ect I can distribute them in public places and the amvets post where i am a lifetime member

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$3,040
www.FLCAN.org
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

The Florida Cannabis Action Network used general operating funds to fill the gap in what we spent and what we raised. We scaled back the tour, but still met our primary objectives - we reached veterans; met with VA officials; promoted safe, legal access to cannabis; made the VA rethink their zero-tolerance cannabis policy in Florida; and provided tools to veterans so they can join the battle fully equipped. Please give generously to Florida CAN at www.FLCAN.org so we can continue our mission to educate the public about the harms of prohibition.

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$200
Unknown
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

from 100kStrong - Wherever we set up people gave to help us get to the next place. Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us reach Niceville.

BC
$50
Bob and Connie
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

from 100kStrong -Bob and Connie gave a cash donation to help create the "Freedom to Choose" brochure. This brochure is already making its way across the country through the reform community. The VA centers we visited now have copies on hand, we know the administrators faxed it to other VA centers and we have copies available for people to distribute - Thanks Bob and Connie for your confidence in this project.

DM
$720
David McKinney
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

from 100kStrong - David spent his vacation on 100kStrong tour in addition to spending his own money on the trip. This veterans knows how important cannabis therapy is for Florida. He puts it all on the line so we can have safe, legal access to cannabis. Support David on all his advocacy campaigns and be sure to friend him on Facebook.

Reform Candidate
19 months ago

Put our vets first!

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Theodore Keeby
40 months ago

We need this bad ,we as Veterans suffer the most and no one person in Washington cares .

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Melanie Marshall
40 months ago

Best Wishes, Veterans for Cannabis! Thanks for being so brave about the TRUTH.

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