Friday, September 15, 2006

Big Week...Help Me Out


I have a very busy week coming up beginning Sunday Sept. 17

I have been invited to attend the National TASC Conference. A very close friend of mine works at the TASC program at the University of Alabama Birmingham and he has helped many thousands of people in Alabama and in states across the US avoid jail and prison for drug violations. TASC stands for Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime. This friend also works with me on the medical marijuana legislation and other social justice oriented projects.

Also next week Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, will be in Birmingham for the conference and I have been tapped to arrange media coverage for him. On Monday he will be a guest on The Russ & Dee Show beginning at 8 am. On Monay afternoon he will be in Montgomery being interviewed by Tim Lennox at For the Record. That show will air on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 and 11:00 pm on Alabama Public Television. On Tuesday afternoon Dr. Nadelmann will be doing an interview on The Matt Murphy Show in Birmingham, AL.

Also next week a coalition which includes participants from the Drug Policy Alliance, TASC, Alabamians for Compassionate Care, Justice Stratagies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center will be holding our second meeting to lay out what legislative bills we intend to introduce in the 2007 session. These bills include medical marijuana, a bill to end denial of food assistance to those convicted of drug offenses and bills for providing indigent defense in this state. There are no public defender offices in the state of Alabama and neither candidate for attorney general thinks establishhing one is very important. I need gas money. Birmingham is 65 miles from my home base in Alexander City an I have to be in Birmingham 5 days next week an in Montgomery 2 days.

If you can spare a few dollars I swear to put it to very good use. Please click here to make a contribution.

Your Compatriot in the Fight for Liberty,
Loretta Nall

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