How to Use Your Voice
at a State Level
in this guide:
A script for supporting HB 1507 and SJ 67
For calling both Senators and Delegates
A script for rejecting SB 2
For calling Senators only
A script for rejecting the remaining House Bills that fall short of equitable legalization.
For calling Delegates only
Sample Tweets for Twitter
Script for supporting HB 1507 and SJ 67
*For calling both Senators and Delegates
Hello, I am [say your name, age, profession, say if you are their constituent] and I have a message for Senator / Delegate _________. I urge you to support HB 1507 and SJ 67, bills that support common sense, responsible and equitable marijuana reform for all Virginians.  Support HB 1507 because this bill that aims to make legal the possession and use of marijuana for adults over 21 years old. HB 1507 creates equity, reduces the harm of biased policing, and begins to undo the social damage caused by the unjust War on Drugs. SJ 67 is the steady and thoughtful process we need in Virginia for figuring out marijuana regulation. I believe the time is now for legal marijuana and urge you to support HB 1507 and SJ 67 by bringing along your colleagues to gain their support too. Thank you for your work and for listening. Please support HB 1507 and SJ 67. Let’s legalize it the right way.
Script for rejecting SB 2
*For calling senators only
Hello, I am [name, age, profession, say if you are their constituent] and I have a message for Senator ________. I urge you to reject SB 2. It’s time for Virginia to legalize simple possession of marijuana for adult use but this bill falls short. SB 2 includes penalties that do not address the disparate policing of Black and Brown Virginians. I believe this bill will cause more harm than good, and as a pro-marijuana justice Virginia voter, I urge you to listen closely to what we are requesting of our elected officials: we want to stop the harm now with equitable legalization. This means no fines, no penalties, no new violations or no new restrictive marijuana laws. 

Thank you for your work and for listening. Please reject SB 2 as is. Let’s legalize it the right way. 
Script for rejecting remaining House Bills that fall short of what we want
*For calling Delegates only
Hello, I am [name, age, profession, say if you are their constituent] and I have a message for Delegate ________. I urge you to reject HB 2373, HB 972, HB 265, HB 301, HB 481, HB 87 and HB 269, simply because these bills are not adequate for undoing the harms of marijuana prohibition. Right now the majority of Virginians want legalization but want it done the right way and frankly, none of these bills speak to the concerns of equity and real criminal justice reform. Support HB 1507 to stop the harm now and take an equitable first step in marijuana reform. 

Thank you for your work and for listening. Let’s legalize it the right way.
Sample Tweets
[Insert Your Senator or Delegate's Twitter Handle Here] I support REAL marijuana reform: no fines, no fees, no penalties. I urge you to as well.

@THCJusticeNow @ACLUVA @VAHouseDems #LegalizeItRightVA
Virginia is ready for REAL marijuana reform: no fines, no fees, no penalties. Are you #ProMarijuanaJustice?

@THCJusticeNow @ACLUVA @VAHouseDems #LegalizeItRightVA
I salute @JCarrollFoy and @JoshuaCole for introducing HB 1507, the #ProMarijuanaJustice legislation that Virginians deserve.

@THCJusticeNow @ACLUVA @VAHouseDems
#LegalizeItRightVA
#ProMarijuanaJustice = No Strings attached. No fines, no penalties, and no incentives for police to carry out racist pretextual stops.

@THCJusticeNow @ACLUVA @VAHouseDems
#LegalizeItRightVA