Activist Boot Camp
ASA's Activist Bootcamp is the nation's first medical cannabis virtual skill-building conference that you can organize anytime in your community. Re-pledge your commitment to safe and legal access by joining thousands of your fellow activists who have already organized or attended for two days of community-building, skill-sharing, and strategic planning.
For nearly a decade, ASA has been hosting trainings and workshops to build capacity among our base and mobilize our activists. When we began this work, ASA focused on the battles in California. Today our scope is national, and we get pleas from almost every state asking us to help them activate their base and build a strategy to ensure safe access.
ASA's success over the years has been a combination of strategic efforts from a knowledgeable staff, and an ability to empower and mobilize a grassroots base for medical cannabis issues. We have always known the path to victory will be a patient-led movement, and through years of outreach, education and training, ASA has laid the foundation for that path.
ASA has created this tool to better reach the thousands and thousands of patients and activists who need our trainings - we know that we'll train with more breadth and depth if we're able to bring ASA to the masses, rather than the masses to ASA.
Local hosts who want to host a Boot Camp will choose the size of the event and order materials accordingly. The host will receive a DVD, handbooks, a facilitator's agenda, a boot camp agenda, and a training from ASA staff on facilitation support.
There is no easier or more effective way to learn the skills you need SPECIFICALLY to become a leading advocate for medical cannabis policy. ASA has the knowledge, resources and history for protecting patients' rights to safe medical cannabis access. At ASA, we realize that patients must lead this cause from the grassroots up. These virtual conferences will give you the tools you need to make meaningful change within your own community.
If you are an ASA chapter or affiliate, ASA will sell you the materials you need at cost so that you can sell tickets to raise funds for you organization. For cost please contact Kristen@safeaccessnow.org
We are currently in the midst of a political climate that we are unlikely to see again for years to come. If we want to capitalize on this moment to the fullest, we must make sure our movement has the tools and training they need immediately! ASA's success over the years has largely been based in our ability to act quickly to current political situations and to mold our public response in a way that is both meaningful and effective. But this historical success is only a foundation, and we must stay vigilant to the turning tide. Fortunately, the tide is turning more in our favor than ever before - and that's why NOW is such a crucial time to be pushing our cause.
If you are interested in hosting, assisting or even just attending a virtual Activist Boot Camp, please contact Kristen@safeaccessnow.org.
If you are interested in sponsorship, please download these materials and contact Lindsey@safeaccessnow.org