Town Hall Meetings and Listening Sessions are an excellent time to meet with your elected officials one on one. Always remember to bring something of value to the table. If you plan to attend and need background information and talking points or are reporting the results of your meeting please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin’s 6th district covers the following counties:
Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Waushara, Doge (partial), Milwaukee (partial), Winnebago (partial)
Tuesday, August 3rd 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Omro Town Hall at Scott Park, 515 E Main St. Omro, WI 54963
Wednesday, August 4th 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Green Lake Town Hall at Town of Brooklyn, N5988 County Road A, Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941
Wednesday, August 4th 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Marquette Town Hall at Montello City Park – UPDATED – 331 Doty St., Montello, WI 53949
Monday, August 30th 2:30p.m. – 3:30pm Two Rivers Town Hall at Two Rivers Community House, 1710 W Park St, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Monday, August 30th 6:00 p.m. – 7:00pm Grafton Town Hall at Lime Kiln Park, 2020 Green Bay Road, Grafton, WI 53204
These Town Hall meetings are hosted by Congressman Glen Grothman (R). Congressman Grothman has been opposed to marijuana reform in public. In private conversations he seems more relaxed on the issue and talks casually with most folks. He does not like to be lectured nor argued with, but rather just spoken to like a human. He most likely has never smoked marijuana or hemp cannabis in his life, but probably has associates in other states that have consumed or own interests in the cannabis industry. He is very close to his mother and is for veterans rights.
Review his past voting records, history and public statements from him all of our Wisconsin federal elected officials here: https://wiscocan.org/federal/
Bring a friend, there is always strength in numbers. Do not argue and be respectful. Just showing up and saying the actual bill numbers and that you support and oppose is huge.
Specifically, please ask Grothman to support the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act which directs the US Attorney General to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act — thereby allowing states to either maintain or establish their own cannabis regulatory policies free from undue federal interference. (Bill number has not been assigned yet as the authors are looking for public comment on the bill structure / language).
Additionally, asking Grothman to support The MORE Act (HR 3617) is important, you can read about this legislation here: https://wiscocan.org/2021/06/27/more-act/. In the previous Congressional session, members of the House of Representatives made history by passing the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act to repeal the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana. Last Congress, House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved their amendment by a bipartisan vote of 267 to 165. (All Wisconsin Republican Congressman voted NO to the previous version of The MORE Act.)
It is anticipated that on July 27th The House Rules Committee will consider an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. Assuming it gets ruled in order, there will then be a crucial vote in the full House of Representatives soon after. This critical measure is known as the bipartisan Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment.
In closing, as soon as next week, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives on an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. This critical measure is known as the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment. CALL or EMAIL Grothman TODAY and ask him to support this amendment. While Congress continues to prepare to enact further legislative changes to federal marijuana laws, it is absolutely critical that the next appropriations package support common-sense actions such as an expansion of the existing rider to provide certainty to providers operating in these state-legal marijuana marketplaces and to the millions of Americans who rely upon them for safe and legal access.
Contact Glenn Grothman – 6th Congressional District, Wisconsin
Phone: 202-225-2476 Address: 1427 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Reach out and develop a relationship with your elected officials, they are only human and make mistakes. Pencils have erasers for a reason and cannabis conversations with constituents are credited with changing politicians minds all the time.
We plan to have a team member from The Wisconsin Activist Network at each of these town hall meetings.