On Thursday July 28, 2011 at 7:02pm MDT Richard J. Rawlings, President, United States Marijuana Party passed the helm of national chapter over to me. After 8 hard years managing the party Richard was ready to move on. Sheree Krider, VP, United States Marijuana Party recommended me in a party memorandum for the top position. She is also resigned her position within the national office. I spoke both to her and Richard prior to making my decision to accept. It was a happy coup.
What does my taking charge of The United States Marijuana Party (USMjP) mean? The USMjP will now be located in Denver, Colorado. The address has yet to be determined. The party was previously located in Peoria, Illinois.
I will be taking a more proactive approach by hopefully first by moving our current USMjP chapters closer to their state capitols so that they can be more involved with marijuana law reform in their respective states. You will see us everywhere. The halls of government, in the media, in social media, at political functions & rallies, on online forums, everywhere. Like the phoenix we will as a party once again will rise to shine. It is my vision to have a “4/20” Rally in every state in the year 2012. ARE YOUR READY…???
Also I will be requiring that all USMjP state chapters become financially solvent enough within 6 months to apply for nonprofit status with their state. This is the first step toward becoming actual state political machines. Time for the status quo to go.
On the national level The USMjP will be working with the Annual Smoke-In coalition plus the Denver 420 Rally Team to bring a bigger, badder, and better annual 4th of July Washington, DC event.
Myself and others are currently reviewing The USMjP mission statement for possible edit or rewrite. The USMjP needs a revamp. Look for change.
The United States Marijuana Party of Colorado will continued to be chaired by me. I am dictated by own directives and will be working on making the Colorado party a nonprofit.
Good things are happening with The United States Marijuana Party. 50 state chapters by 2012. POTlitical friendly candidates. ARE YOU REALLY READY…???
The United States Marijuana Party is now in the Mile High city, JOIN US.
Peace, Pot, Politics,
(William A. Chengelis)
United States Marijuana Party