While most Americans may have let yesterday pass
without notice, it was Constitution Day. On September
17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention
signed a seminal document stating "We the People of
the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence, promote the general
Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the United States of America."
In honor of that important document, we want to
remind you that Vote Hemp is working to shift federal
regulation of industrial hemp farming out of
the hands of the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) and back to the
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and to get hemp
farming approved and regulated on the state level.
To accomplish these goals, we especially wish
to emphasize your right and responsibility to
vote. This is shaping up to be a momentous
presidential election, and no matter what your political
affiliation — whether major party or third party
— if you vote on only one issue, let that be the
hemp issue. It helps of course that hemp is supported
by folks from all across the political spectrum.
Check out our newly-updated 2008 Voter
Many people look to deprive you of
your vote, but if something is worth
stealing, then it's worth taking the little
bit of time necessary to learn how to keep
it and use it. Being able
to tell an elected official that you are a
registered voter and that you voted in the
last election will make a difference. Please note that
states have voter registration deadlines
coming up in the next two weeks.
So, please make a difference. Be a voter.
here now to register to vote.
If you would rather not register to vote
online, or if you live in a state that is not
supported by our online registration form,
please click your state on the map on our
Registration Information page for more
Vote Hemp was founded in May 2000 by members
of the hemp industry and was incorporated in
the District of Columbia as a non-profit
501(c)4 organization. Since then, Vote Hemp
has emerged as the leading
political activist organization representing makers and
buyers of hemp products and hemp advocates around
the world. We have worked hard for
meaningful change in Washington, DC, a
necessary precursor to expanding the hemp
industry in the U.S. and globally.
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue,
non-profit organization dedicated to the
acceptance of and a free market for low-THC
industrial hemp and to changes in current law
to allow U.S. farmers to once again grow this
valuable agricultural crop. We educate people on the
surrounding hemp, register
voters, and build
coalitions to fulfill our mission.
We are looking forward to the next
legislative season when we will have the
opportunity to introduce or re-introduce hemp
farming bills, study bills and resolutions on
the state and federal level. All of this will
take planning, coordination and funding.
Please make a contribution
to Vote Hemp today to help us continue our important
work and bring hemp farming back to America.
We depend on and truly appreciate your support!
National Outreach Coordinator