Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hillary News & Views 9.16: Cannabis, Solidarity, and #GOPABCs

Today's Hillary News & Views begins with Clinton stating her support for state and local efforts to legalize cannabis.  

Marijuana Politics reports:
On Monday, Hillary Clinton said she would not crack down on state and cities with legal marijuana. Speaking at a campaign stop in Luther College, she expressed support for the right of states to implement their own marijuana laws free of federal intervention.
This is certainly a moment which advocates for marijuana reform have been waiting for. Hillary Clinton had spoken out against decriminalization years ago, but hadn’t taken the chance to update her position on marijuana policy in light of rapidly changing public opinion.
So far during her presidential campaign, Clinton has been reluctant to discuss the issue of legalization, and for a long time it seemed she would be too cautious to talk about marijuana at all.
In fact, Hillary Clinton didn’t bring up marijuana in her speech on Monday: the question was brought forth by a member of the audience.
Her statements on marijuana policy, while bold, have not yet received much media attention.

Clinton continues to use Twitter to directly communicate her positions and values with voters, showing solidarity with everyone from union organizers and Hispanic Americans to victims of sexual assault and those fighting to undo structural racism.

Here are a few recent highlights.

Sexual Assault:
Voting rights:
Hispanic Heritage Month:
The Iran Deal:
Switching to offense, Clinton's The Briefing is using Twitter to list the #GOPABCs, with one retrograde quote for each letter of the alphabet.

So far, they've done A through M:
For more on Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency, check out…  

The Hillary 2016 Platform Series

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Part 3: Voting Rights  

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July 31, 2015: National Urban League
July 20, 2015: Facebook Q&A

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article, thanks. I had something to say about the pot enforcement stuff, but I forgot what it was. (That's a joke.)