In new polling by Politico/Morning Consult(1), over 50% of Americans under the age of 45 said marijuana legalization should be a “top” or “important” priority in Congress!
As we approach the upcoming midterm elections, it will be crucial for voters to know whether or not their member of Congress supports reform or the status quo of criminalization because in choosing their representatives, marijuana is on the ballot.
We must be in a position to communicate with voters: chip into our Prohibitionist Ouster Team today so we can start to plan how many races we can target.
Later this year, we will be following up with those who have contributed to provide our analysis and solicit recommendations as to which criminalization supporting, freedom-hating incumbents we should try to defeat.
As historical precedent demonstrates, voter turnout is much lower in the “off-year” elections, meaning every pro-reform voter that we can mobilize to vote who otherwise would have stayed home is that much more impactful.
More than a majority of the following demographics agreed that marijuana policy reform should be a top or important priority in Congress: Age groups 18-34 and 35-44, registered Democrats, liberals, Black voters, atheists, agnostics, religious non-protestant/Catholics, people who believe the country is on the ‘Right track,’ and those who approve of President Biden’s job approval.
You as an astute follower of politics likely already know, many of those groups do not turn out in high numbers during off-year elections.
The more people we can get engaged with, the better we will do, because as you well know – we all do better when we all do better. And America will do better when we have ended the cruel and racist policy of marijuana criminalization.