The 'Hatch Dear Colleague Letter' Is OFFICIALLY In the Senate
(URGENT ACTION SEPTEMBER 29 & 30)
* Vendors/others: Here is a generic newsletter that you can send to your email list. Revise accordingly.
The fate of Kratom depends on your action (or non-action).
The fight to keep Kratom legal has been going better than expected.
On just 5 days notice, 50+ Congressmen signed the Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague letter to keep Kratom legal, but OUR BIGGEST WIN was made official on Thursday, September 28th.
High ranking Senator, a lifetime champion for dietary supplements, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is backing our effort to keep Kratom legal.
He has drafted the 'Hatch Dear Colleague Letter' which will be on your Senator's desk on September 29th.
Like Pocan/Salmon, Senator Hatch is calling for an immediate halt to the ban.
Senator Hatch has stood up to fight FDA overreach and overregulation of dietary supplements for over 20 years.
This could not be a more powerful, more informed Senator standing with us.
Hatch is a giant.
In just over 3 weeks, we have gotten two Dear Colleague Letters drafted to both the House and Senate. It usually takes MONTHS to even get consideration - let alone a champion to draft a letter.
Senator Hatch WOULD NOT have drafted his Dear Colleague letter if our Pocan/Salmon campaign was a flop.
We could not be in a better position right now.
WE NEED TO GET AS MANY SENATORS AS POSSIBLE TO SIGN THE HATCH LETTER IN 2 DAYS.
How to Get Your 2 Senators to Sign the 'Hatch Dear Colleague Letter'
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**THERE IS NO REASON THAT WE SHOULD NOT REACH 250,000 PEOPLE TOMORROW**
It is the same drill as last week, but with the Senate.
1. Find Your 2 Senators and their Washington DC Number -
2. Call on Thursday between 9am - 4:30pm EST
(warning: some offices may not be open all day on Friday...)
Tell them your story but most importantly -
Please have Senator [Last Name] sign the 'Hatch Dear Colleague Letter'
Orrin Hatch is a big name, there will be no confusion.
If you make an early morning call ~9am EST, it's helpful to mention something like this -
"A very important letter crossed Senator ______'s desk this morning.
It calls for the DEA to delay their intent to classify Kratom, a natural herb, as a schedule I controlled substance so more research can be done.
I am a responsible adult that has uses Kratom for [all the reasons]..."
It's helpful to mention that this is a bipartisan issue.
28 Democrat and 21 Republican Congressmen pledged their support for 'Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague House Letter' in just 5 days.
THEN CALL FRIDAY TO ASK IF YOUR SENATORS ARE SIGNING.
WE HAVE 100 SENATORS.
100 SENATORS NEED TO HEAR ABOUT THE 'HATCH DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER'.
NO SENATOR NOT INFORMED.
NO PHONE CALLS UNMADE.
NO FAMILY/FRIENDS NOT CONTACTED TO HELP.
CALL OUT OF STATE SENATORS ON BEHALF FAMILY, IF THEY NEED YOU TOO.
(have their zip code)
The Hatch Dear Colleague Letter is the best news possible.
THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF ANXIETY THAT SHOULD PREVENT YOU FROM MAKING THIS PHONE CALL.
THIS IS IT.
You are making history.
Thank you so much if you have stood with #IAMKRATOM.
We really showed up last week for Pocan/Salmon.— Good Looking Loser (@GoodLookingLosr) September 27, 2016
Promise that you'll go hard this week too.
We CAN win if we finish strong.
About the Hatch Dear Colleague Letter and Where We Stand (9/29)
-The Extra Green Mile-
The 2 phone calls to your Senators are the most important thing right now.
If you really want to do as much as possible to ensure victory, here is what you can do -
1) Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee
Make the calls (all of their offices know about the 'Kratom issue' by now) and are expecting your calls.
Make the calls first and leave the emails for after-hours (after 5pm EST)
Instructions and clickable links within -
2) Send Your Letter to 40+ Influential Congressmen With 1-Click
Even if you've emailed/used the contact form to send your Kratom testimonial to your elected officials, you still need to do this.
The Botanical Education Alliance has handpicked 40+ Congressmen that have significant power (oversight, herb-friendly, experience) and are likely to help.
Your letter will be sent to their .gov email (not just the usual contact form), their legislative assistant and their scheduler. They will absolutely see it.
Use this form (scroll down) -
If you made the Senate calls, drop me your name of your 2 Senators (and respective states) below.
We are absolutely keeping track of these.