Lt. governor's marijuana legalization listening tour will visit New Castle, East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Reading, Lebanon, Tionesta, Duncansville Reynoldsville, and Indiana between tonight and Sunday, April 14.
Over the next 11 days, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will be hearing constituents' views on marijuana legalization in nine counties. If you live in any of those counties, try to stop by to make your voice heard.
Here are upcoming stops:
TONIGHT: New Castle (Lawrence County)
Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
George Washington Intermediate School, Auditorium
101 E. Euclid Avenue
East Stroudsburg (Monroe County)
Sunday, April 7, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
East Stroudsburg University Auditorium
200 Prospect Street
Bethlehem (Northhampton County)
Sunday, April 7, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Reading (Berks County)
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Red Knight Accelerated Academy, City Line Campus
1700 City Line Avenue
Lebanon (Lebanon County)
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Hebron Catering & Events Inc.
701 E. Walnut Street
Tionesta (Forest County)
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tionesta Volunteer Fire Department
107 Bridge Street
Reynoldsville (Jefferson County)
Saturday, April 13, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
45 W. Main Street
Duncansville (Blair County)
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
AFSCME Chapter 89
161 Patchway Road
Indiana (Indiana County)
Sunday, April 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Indiana University of PA
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
711 Pratt Drive
Consider arriving early: In some cases, crowds have been standing-room only.
When deciding what you'd like to say, feel free to draw from our document on the Top 10 reasons to end marijuana prohibition or other materials. You may want to consider making a pitch for an inclusive, diverse industry, for allowing home cultivation, and for expunging past convictions.
Even if you're not up for speaking in public, you can still make your voice heard. Fetterman has been asking for a show of hands for supporters and opponents, and the governor's office is soliciting feedback on the issue online.
This is a great opportunity to build momentum for commonsense, humane marijuana laws. Don't miss your chance to let your elected officials know it's time to stop branding Pennsylvanians criminals for a substance that's safer than alcohol. And please spread the word to help grow the chorus for reform.