The deadline for calling (re: Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague Save Kratom Letter, described below) has been extend until Friday - September 23 2016)
The fight to keep Kratom legal is going BETTER than expected.
I don't have a super huge platform but I've done a nationally syndicated radio show, spoke to the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine and will have a full day discussion with New York Times on Friday.
We have made enormous progress in the past 3 weeks.
Legal, lobbyists, the PR firm and every vendor I've spoken to agree that we are ahead of schedule and have a real chance of winning.
Monday (September 19) and Tuesday (September 20) will likely decide the outcome.
K-DAY is here.
What Happened Last Week That May Keep Kratom Legal?
(Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague Letter)
Last Friday, Congressmen Mark Pocan (Democrat - Wisconsin) and Matt Salmon (Republican - Arizona), drafted a Congressional "Dear Colleague" letter that will effectively STOP the September 30 ban.
If enough Congressmen add their name to the letter, the Kratom ban will likely be stopped.
Every effort in the past 3 weeks, from the grassroots/social media PR, White House March, letters, email and phone calls) has been largely dedicating to get this letter.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS.
There may be no tomorrow.
The One Phone Call That Will Save Kratom
On Monday 9/19 (or Tuesday, 9/20), you can help save Kratom.
This is all you need to do.
1) Look up your Congressman -
(feel free to send them an email today to support the 'Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague' letter)
2) On Monday (latest Tuesday) call this number and ask to be connected to your Congressman's office.
Call before 4:30PM EST.
202 224 3121
3) Tell them that you are a responsible adult who uses Kratom and you need your Congressman to sign the "POCAN/SALMON DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER".
Make sure that the intern/secretary takes down the name "POCAN/SALMON DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER".
Don't hang up until you know 100% that you message will be passed along.
If you don't get a human on the phone - please call back.
You are encouraged to tell your Kratom story, White House Petition (>130,000 signees) discuss the media attention, talk about the proposed Kratom and who it will harm.
But the MOST IMPORTANT thing is telling them to sign the "POCAN/SALMON DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER".
If you have phone anxiety, watch this video.
Here is an extended discussion of the importance of the phone call and our recent successes -
Thumbnail actually says "... want the Kratom ban STOPPED", gets cut off on embeds.
This is our chance to WIN.
Update (9/19) - Here is my Call to Congress
Nobody was sure if we'd actually get this chance.
If you call in or plan to, tell me your state below (for future media reference).
Thank you - your friend,