Texas Marijuana Policy
Virtual Lobby Day
Monday, March 29th, 2021
Join us for the first-ever Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Lobby Day!
With access to the Texas Capitol largely restricted, we are utilizing a digital platform to host our Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Lobby Day! This two-part Virtual Lobby Day is designed to create meaningful connections with legislators and their staff to advance marijuana law reform.
How to Participate:
1.) Lobby Day Orientation: Sunday, March 28th (Required)
You must register and complete a virtual lobby day orientation. Only those who complete the orientation will be invited to participate in our virtual lobby day. The orientation will cover our policy goals and an overview of talking points along with guidance and expectations for your meetings.
We have two times available:
Sunday, March 28th at Noon OR Sunday, March 28th at 3pm
2.) Lobby Day: Monday, March 29th
Join fellow constituents for a meeting with your legislators’ offices. Those who have completed our training will receive an invitation with meeting times and login instructions.
Our broad coalition and united efforts will bring about more responsible marijuana policies in the Lone Star State. We look forward to working with you toward a successful lobby day!
Lobby Day Schedule:
(Identify your Texas House and Senate Districts here.)
How to Prepare:
We will be using the Zoom platform and advocates must have a Zoom account to participate. (Sign up for free.)
Because there are expected to be many advocates from each district, we encourage each person to prepare a brief statement about their support for reform and a longer letter to your legislators so they may better understand why you are so passionate about this issue. We will provide contact information for legislative staff so you may follow-up directly.
Resources: Identify your Legislators | Find Legislator Voting Records | Review Proposed Legislation | Craft your Testimony
Here are some tips for looking and sounding your best on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO6utfQm7Bg
Manage the aesthetics of your webcam view and optimize your meeting space for video:
Ensure quality sound: It is important to keep background distractions to a minimum.
Learn how to become a member of our organization. Make a donation towards our important work during the 2021 Legislative Session. Shop at the Texas NORML store.