Sign the Petition to Remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair Over Cannabis Hypocrisy

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the National Democratic Committee (DNC), is completely opposed to legalizing cannabis, referring to it as a “mind-altering substance” comparable to heroin. Despite this opposition, Schultz receives thousands of dollars in donations from the alcohol industry, including from lobbying groups such as Bacardi USA, the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

Due to this hypocrisy, we urge you to sign the petition calling for Schultz’s immediate removal as Chair of the DNC, to be replaced by someone more supportive of legalizing cannabis, which is supported by 58% of Americans according to the most recent Gallup poll.

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DNC Chair Offers to Support Medical Cannabis if Donor Retracts Negative Comments, Donor Refuses

Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to officialy change her position on medical cannabis and endorse an initiative to legalize the medicine in Florida if a major donor and former Obama fundraiser recanted his criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO.

“The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier” says POLITICO’s Marc Caputo. “Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between, who described the congresswoman as being in a “tizzy.”

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