Friday, September 24, 2004

Loretta Nall to address Freedom Marchers

Funny, I was thinking of Loretta yesterday and then received this press release today.

ALEXANDER CITY, Al. – September 23, 2004 (ALMJP) – Alabama Marijuana Party founder Loretta Nall will speak on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol on Saturday, September 25th.

Mrs. Nall will be addressing Saturday’s “Freedom March”, an event organized by talk radio hostess and prisoner’s rights advocate Roberta Franklin. Participants will rally at the Court Square Fountain at 11 a.m. and then march up Dexter Avenue to the capitol, where speakers will address the audience.

The event is sponsored by Family Members of Inmates and has attracted support from The Drug Policy Alliance, The Justice Policy Institute and concerned citizens from across the state. The march will focus attention on Alabama’s Habitual Offender law, harsh drug laws and prison overcrowding.

This is an especially meaningful issue for her as she is due in court on September 30 for her appeal to a conviction for 2nd degree Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Mrs. Nall, who maintains her innocence, was arrested in a November 2002 raid on her home less than a week after the Birmingham News published her letter to the editor in which she called for citizens to vote and change Alabama's drug laws..

Since that time she has founded and organized 35 state chapters of the US Marijuana Party, has hosted the News (see ) for 12 months , interviewing Jesse Jackson and Dennis Kucinich in regards the drug war in America. Loretta Nall has appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine,, and numerous daily newspapers across North America on behalf of her campaign to reduce the destructive effects of prohibition in America. She recently returned from war-torn Colombia, South America where she studied the affects of aerial fumigation on the food crops of peasant farmers as carried out under U.S. Plan Colombia. Currently, she is assisting in guiding a medical marijuana bill through the Alabama state legislature in concert with the Drug Policy Alliance and was recently appointed to an advisory board being commissioned at the request of Alabama’s Prison Commissioner. She also plans to run for Governor of Alabama in 2006.

She certainly has our endorsement for that office.


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