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People-Powered Reporting In Action: Jon Walker Testifies at DC City Council, Thanks to You

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s contributed during our fundraising week. If you haven’t contributed yet, please do. The money goes for tech upgrades and security improvements, site redesign (!), in addition to funding our writers.

We are grateful for your support, you keep us operating.

Your gift makes it possible for Jon Walker’s influential work on marijuana legalization and drug policy rationalization; we’ve come a long way baby, thanks to you. Just today he testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia to help them establish the best marijuana legalization plan for the city.

From his prepared remarks:

The D.C. Council has the unique chance to make history. It could be the first legislative body in the country to adopt a law approving the taxation and regulation of recreational marijuana use, and it could serve as a model for other states.

While I support marijuana legalization, I will leave it to others here today to make the arguments in favor of it. Instead, I want highlight six specific policy considerations the Council should keep in mind when drafting the final version of the legislation.

And you are the people who make this happen! You’re doing this.

It’s you who make it possible for Kevin Gosztola to report from Ferguson MO. Not to mention all the other civil rights efforts he covers — Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, James Risen, to drop a few names.

And Dan Wright’s work as well, he’s got a sharp tongue he wields where it’s needed as he covers the follies of our government’s policy for us.

Don’t forget our pride and joy, FDL’s Book Salon. What a fabulous place to discuss the most influential books new to the market. And I don’t think anyone anywhere else comes close to BevW’s scheduling crystal ball!

No one else has weekends with Phoenix Woman, Peterr and Masaccio. And BrandonJ’s news Roundup all week long; mornings at Over Easy, and Late Late Nights with Suzanne and CTuttle. New and interesting films every Monday with Jane, you make it happen. This is your community.

So, please give generously. Give what you can. Five dollars here, ten dollars there, it adds up, it matters. You make us possible, and we thank you for that.

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People-Powered Reporting In Action: Jon Walker Testifies at DC City Council, Thanks to You

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s contributed during our fundraising week. If you haven’t contributed yet, please do. The money goes for tech upgrades and security improvements, site redesign (!), in addition to funding our writers.

We are grateful for your support, you keep us operating.

Your gift makes it possible for Jon Walker’s influential work on marijuana legalization and drug policy rationalization; we’ve come a long way baby, thanks to you. Just today he testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia to help them establish the best marijuana legalization plan for the city.

From his prepared remarks:

The D.C. Council has the unique chance to make history. It could be the first legislative body in the country to adopt a law approving the taxation and regulation of recreational marijuana use, and it could serve as a model for other states.

While I support marijuana legalization, I will leave it to others here today to make the arguments in favor of it. Instead, I want highlight six specific policy considerations the Council should keep in mind when drafting the final version of the legislation.

And you are the people who make this happen! You’re doing this.

It’s you who make it possible for Kevin Gosztola to report from Ferguson MO. Not to mention all the other civil rights efforts he covers — Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, James Risen, to drop a few names.

And Dan Wright’s work as well, he’s got a sharp tongue he wields where it’s needed as he covers the follies of our government’s policy for us.

Don’t forget our pride and joy, FDL’s Book Salon. What a fabulous place to discuss the most influential books new to the market. And I don’t think anyone anywhere else comes close to BevW’s scheduling crystal ball!

No one else has weekends with Phoenix Woman, Peterr and Masaccio. And BrandonJ’s news Roundup all week long; mornings at Over Easy, and Late Late Nights with Suzanne and CTuttle. New and interesting films every Monday with Jane, you make it happen. This is your community.

So, please give generously. Give what you can. Five dollars here, ten dollars there, it adds up, it matters. You make us possible, and we thank you for that.

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