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Agenda

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jack Morton Auditorium, campus of George Washington University
  • Morning Moderator: Keith Stroup
  • Afternoon Moderator: Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D
8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcome
  • Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director
9:30am-12:30pm Lobbying Preparation and Training
  • 9:30-10:30am: Lobbying Congress: Dos and Don’ts
    Presenters: Bill Piper, Aaron Houston and Seema Sadanandan

  • 10:30-11am: 114th Congress and Cannabis Law Reform
    Presenter: Allen St. Pierre

  • 11-11:10am: Break

  • 11:10:-12:30pm Lobbying State Legislatures: Dos and Don’ts
    Presenters: Chris Goldstein, Dale Gieringer and Kevin Mahmalji
12:30-1:00pm Keynote Speaker
  • Councilperson David Grosso, Washington, D.C.
1:00-2:00pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00-5:00pm Polling and Messaging
  • 2-2:30pm: Speaking to Diverse Political Audience and Legislators
    Presenter: Eric Sterling

  • 2:30-3pm: Lobbying in Red States and to Christian Conservatives
    Presenters: Sharon Ravert, Erik Altieri and Dan Viets

  • 3-3:30pm: Speaking Persuasively To Women About 'The Weed'
    Presenter: Lauren Padgett

  • 3:30-3:45pm: Break

  • 3:45-4:30pm: Sensible Regulatory Reform Lobbying Post-Legalization
    Presenters: Kevin Oliver, Russ Belville and Kevin Mahmalji

  • 4:30-5:15pm: Effectively Framing Marijuana Reform To Any Audience
    Presenter: Russ Belville

  • 5:15-6pm: Proven Rebuttals to Common Marijuana Myths
    Presenter: Paul Armentano

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Capitol Visitor Center, Auditorium, US Capitol
9:00-10:00am Gathering
  • Morning Preparations
  • Meet-n-Greet and Remarks From Supportive Members of Congress
  • Present NORML Award to Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)
10:00am-4:00pm Lobby Members of House and Senate
4:00-5:00pm Informal Gathering, Cafeteria Longworth House Office Building
7:00-9:30pm NORML Social, O Street Mansion