So far, 116 Cities are Signed up for 2004 .
MAYDAY IS JAY-DAY!
(This year, the first Saturday of May falls on May 1. We are recommending Sunday, May 2 or Monday May 3 in cities where there is significant conflict with other local events--or as a rain date. Of course, we understand that some schools have to do it on 4/20 because their school year is over by May, and that some northern cities have to do it a little later in May...)
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Help us reach our goal of 300 cities worldwide!
To get on the poster for 2004--"Mayday is Jay Day"--check yr contact info and email me back telling me to addyr city to the List at the top of this email. By the way, I lost about three weeks email not long after last year's event, and have had intermittent email service since that time.. Did anything happen on the first Saturday of May in your area? Numbers? Arrests? Media? Anything of interest happen, etc?
You can also call me at 212-677-4899--or leave a message on212-677-7180.
P.S.: We are also interested in adding to our list of prestigious endorsers, which consists of pot activists well-known in their city orcountry. We need a name and phone number for each. Any suggestions?
P.P.S: We need on average $100 for each affiliate to print and ship this year's poster. If you can't send it, we have toraise it somewhere else.
HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE MILLION MARIJUANA MARCH--BOOK A YIPPIE SPEAKER!
Recently we wrote you that we need on average $100 for each affiliate to print and ship this year's poster--and that if you can't sendit, we have to raise it somewhere else.
You can help. Go to http://www.yippiespeakers.com
Here's thegood news: 20% of all speaker fees go to printing and operating expenses for the MMM 2004. (If you can get me booked personally it's 100%.)
Some of these speakers like Grace Slick and Hunter Thompson get $25,000 just for appearing at yr local university! (Some like Dennis Peron are available for a few thousand) Your local group gets 4%finders' fee.
What we need you to do is contact yr local on-campus activists andhave them agitate their student affairs folks in charge of outside speakers (or equivalent) to book some of our speakers. It's important to clarify that we are NOT asking them to get thisfrom the budget of their NORML or SSDP chapter, but from the campus office that books outside speakers. (At Kent State they call it theOffice of Student Life, and they paid me $4,000 for a three hour appearance, which went straight to the printer.)
It's a good year for it. Things have come full-circle for Yippie! We have all the elements--an illegitimate Republican President everyone hates at home, a quagmire war abroad--for the first time since the '70's. And best of all, even though all our speakers support cannabis and oppose the drug war, they are Yippie, not legalization speakers, so you won't have to deal with demands from the university administration that you find some anti-drug speaker for "Balance"or you don't get the booking. (Since we are moving toward protests against the Republican Convention in NYC next August, to be fairthey'd have to demand an opponent of protests, period, which is absurd.)
If you have a hot prospect, email me right back; but since about half of everything sent to this address "bounces", besure to also put in a call to the speakers bureau at 212-677-7180, andleave a message if no one picks up.