MardiGrass
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Nimbin MardiGrass

Saturday 2nd of May

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2009

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MardiGrass
XVII

Cannabis Law Reform Rally


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RESULTS OF LATEST HEMP PARTY REGISTRATION EFFORT

As at 13 January 2009, staff of the Commission had the following results for the 42 persons who were attempted to be contacted from the Party membership list:

• 14 confirmations of membership
• 11 denials of membership
• 17 could not be contacted by registered mail
The random sample membership check did not disclose any cross-party or internal duplicates and no members under 17 years of age.

That's one out of three. We extend our gratitude to the fourteen who confirmed for their unwavering support.

It is a natural consequence of Prohibition that many cannabis users are alarmed by official contact, and some move about without leaving forwarding addresses at Post Offices.

That is why we ask that you only become a member if you are settled and brave enough to reply to a registered letter or phone call from the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission), saying "Yes I am."

If you can say "Yes, I am.", then "Yes We Can" make a difference.

Forms below!

Bongaroo

NEW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR BRAVER HEMP PARTY MEMBERS

Please don't join the HEMP Party unless you are willing to confirm your membership to AEC officials on the phone. If you are unfindable or unwilling to confirm membership, don't join, because it stuffs it up for the rest of us. Sorry, but that's how it works. Give us as many ways to contact you as possible to make it easier to confirm your membership with the AEC.

LETS DO IT!


 

HEMP PARTY-NOT DEAD YET

The Nimbin based HELP END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION party is in limbo, undead, neither registered nor de-registered. We did not contest the 2007 Federal elections because we had not been re-registered in time. The Howard government had arbitrarily de-registered all political parties, without a current representative in Parliament in December 2006. Our application for re-registration, complying with all the requirements of the Electoral Act, was submitted early in April 2007. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) took until August, three weeks before the election was called, to advise us that we had failed their membership test. We replied asking that our application be accepted as is, or be reviewed by the commissioners. We intended to appeal any negative review. The calling of the election froze this process and nothing has happened since.


Last month the AEC informed us that they would be reviewing their own test. Apparently they have taken our objections on board. So we wait for their new test before deciding whether to resubmit or continue with an appeal. If we do resubmit we will probably still need a membership whose addresses and phone numbers are current and contactable and who will not ignore an enquiry from the AEC. This has been the crux of the test.


A random sample of members contacted by the AEC must all say – YES, I am a HEMP party member. (And try not to feel afraid of Big Brother!)


To achieve this a membership drive will be conducted at MardiGrass. We want brave new members with established addresses. We want old members to update their contact details.


Anyone who supports our campaign for cannabis law reform can join, or re-join, at the Information booth outside the Town Hall, or Dutchies Café in Peace Park during MardiGrass, or the HEMP Embassy anytime. Membership is free.


With little chance of getting anyone elected why do we want a registered political party at all? Because the $1500 it costs to put our name on the Senate Ballot paper buys us more access to the corridors of power than any number of $10,000 a plate political fund raising dinners.
See you at MardiGrass.

HEMP Party

 

RESULTS OF LATEST HEMP PARTY REGISTRATION EFFORT

As at 13 January 2009, staff of the Commission had the following results for the 42 persons who were attempted to be contacted from the Party membership list:

• 14 confirmations of membership
• 11 denials of membership
• 17 could not be contacted by registered mail
The random sample membership check did not disclose any cross-party or internal duplicates and no members under 17 years of age.

That's one out of three. We extend our gratitude to the fourteen who confirmed for their unwavering support.

It is a natural consequence of Prohibition that many cannabis users are alarmed by official contact, and some move about without leaving forwarding addresses at Post Offices.

That is why we ask that you only become a member if you are settled and brave enough to reply to a registered letter or phone call from the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission), saying "Yes I am."

If you can say "Yes, I am.", then "Yes We Can" make a difference.

We need new members to replace these denying Peters! (see New Testament)

Contact Graham Askey at the HEMP Party Bar over MardiGrass, or write to Graham Askey 9 Frank Street,Lismore, NSW 2480, or email graham.askey@gmail.com if you have questions.


If you wish to join, click on the above image, print out the A4 version of the form that loads, fill it out, sign it and post it to Mr G Askey
9 Frank Street
LISMORE NSW 2480

A faxed or scanned copy of a signed document is not acceptable to the AEC. Please send a personally signed form.


MAKE SURE THESE DETAILS ARE IDENTICAL TO ELECTORAL ROLL,
OR INCLUDE A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
(AVAILABLE AT POST OFFICES)
WITH UPDATED PARTICULARS.

INCLUDE OCCUPATION AND PHONE

ANY INACCURACY LEADS TO REJECTION OF FORM

Send it to:

Mr G Askey
Registered Officer
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party
9 Frank Street
LISMORE 2480

email HEMP's Registered Officer
for further information, if you need it....

 

 
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Hempen Images - Cannabis World News - Hemp History - Nimbin HEMP Embassy
www.hempjobs.net - Poetry for the Head - www.nimbintelevision.com
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