WHAT: First NORML Women's Alliance of Wisconsin Meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2012 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm
WHERE: Shorewood Village Center, 3920 North Murray Ave, Shorewood, WI
Our first meeting is planned! Please meet us on Monday October 1st at the Shorewood Village Center on Murray Ave just south of Capitol Dr. More details to come.
Organizer and chapter leader, Jackie Burhans had this to say when I asked her why she was involved in the movement:
I helped organize the NORML Women’s Alliance of Wisconsin because I believe there is a real demand for a safe outlet for all types women to take action regarding this controversial, yet very important issue.
It's difficult for women- including myself- to come forward because of the societal pressures for us regarding marijuana. By educating our state on the truth about cannabis and getting people talking about it, we can help Wisconsin evolve a more sensible approach to marijuana that's safer for everyone and ensure that our state will not be left behind as our country explores the fiscal, environmental, anti-criminal and health benefits of regulation.
There seem to be so many women out there who are upset about marijuana laws and who want to do something but don't know how. The NWA is a diverse, supportive community of strong women who can help drive the change we need.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the chapter administrators NORMLWomenWI@gmail.com or attend the meeting on Monday, October 1st, 2012.