Baton Rouge, LA –Gary Chambers, a longstanding advocate in Baton Rouge and former candidate for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, launched his first campaign ad in his bid for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
The ad, titled ‘37 Seconds,’ features Chambers smoking a rolled blunt of [cannabis] as he voices over the alarming statistics on [cannabis] related arrests and the costs affiliated with enforcing [cannabis] laws.
The ad was filmed in New Orleans, where the city council recently passed an ordinance intended to effectively remove all the penalties for simple possession of [cannabis] (including retroactively for 10,000 cases since 2010, and the police department announced it would no longer issue citations.
THE AD CAN BE SEEN HERE: https://youtu.be/Qj_FD25oREY
“For too long, candidates have used the legalization of [cannabis] as an empty talking point in order to appeal to progressive voters,” said Gary Chambers, candidate for U.S. Senate. “I hope this ad works to not only destigmatize the use of [cannabis], but also forces a new conversation that creates the pathway to legalize this beneficial drug, and forgive those who were arrested due to outdated ideology.”
Chambers supports the bipartisan Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act, which would help states like Louisiana expunge criminal records for people with convictions for non-violent cannabis offenses. He also supports legislation like the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act, which would have expanded the [cannabis] industry’s access to financial institutions.
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ABOUT GARY CHAMBERS FOR US SENATE: Gary Chambers, a lifelong Louisiana resident and advocate for workers across the state, is a Democrat running for the office of Louisiana Senator to give the people of the state a real voice in the Senate that fights for the change Louisiana needs.
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