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Democrats Spreitzer and Ringhand hold online listening session April 1

This is no April Fools Joke, there are some Democrats that do not support adult use / recreational marijuana and there are Democrats that have not signed on or publicly supported decriminalization of marijuana ……….

Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beliot)
Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beliot)

Rep. Spreitzer (D-Beliot) co-sponsored Adult Use, Grow Your Own/Smoking Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization and that is all we can ask.  Thank you Rep.  Spreitzer for your continued support. We expect a high grade for this Rep in the 2020 Smoke the Vote: Candidate Guide and Voter Information.

Senator Ringhand (D-Evansville) has co-sponsored the Grow Your Own/Smoking Medical Marijuana Bipartisan bill, but has remained “undecided” about recreational marijuana and has not co-sponsor any decriminalization measures this session. As Minority Caucus Vice Chair in the Senate, her lack of support for recreational marijuana hurts the already conservative Senate and does not set the best tone for the Democratic Caucus in general.

Senator Janis A. Ringhand Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Senate District 15
Senator Janis A. Ringhand Minority Caucus Vice-Chair Senate District 15

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Contact: Rep. Spreitzer, 608-237-9145; Sen. Ringhand, 608-266-2253

Rep. Spreitzer and Sen. Ringhand Cancel In-Person Listening Sessions, Announce Virtual Listening Session MADISON – Today, Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) and Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) announced they are cancelling in-person listening sessions in Beloit and Evansville and will instead host a virtual listening session for all district residents on April 1st.

“As concerns grow around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to take our listening sessions online in order to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Rep. Spreitzer.

“We are committed to continuing our communication with constituents across our districts, but feel that this is the best choice for everyone at this time,” said Sen. Ringhand.

In lieu of physical town hall events, Rep. Spreitzer and Sen. Ringhand will be holding a virtual listening session on April 1st from 5pm to 6pm. Details on joining are below.

45th Assembly District Virtual Listening Session

Wednesday, April 1st 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Join via Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/RepSpreitzer

Join via phone: 608-535-6415 (no PIN required)

To submit a question or discussion topic: Email Rep.Spreitzer@legis.wisconsin.gov with the subject line “Listening Session question”.

“While we regret that we won’t be able to speak with everyone in person, we hope this alternative will allow for our dialogue to continue,” said Rep. Spreitzer.


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