SB33 Opponent Sample Script

Hello, my name is _____. I live in Senator _____’s district. (The person answering the phone will most likely ask for your address to confirm you are in the Senator’s district).

As a constituent (and a Veteran)(and a person suffering from PTSD), I am calling today to find out the Senator’s position on adding PTSD as a qualifying condition for the Illinois medical cannabis program. May I speak to the Senator or an aid? (You may be asked to leave message.)

 

 

I realize you (the Senator) did not support SB33 back in May. However, I'd like to ask if I can count on your (the Senator’s) support to add PTSD to the Illinois medical cannabis program. As a constituent (and a Veteran)(and a person suffering from PTSD), I believe patients suffering from PTSD should be allowed access to medical cannabis.

Yes

That is great. Thank you so much for representing patients with PTSD.

Unsure/Undecided

I support allowing patients suffering from PTSD access to medical cannabis because…(BRIEFLY state why it is important to you.) Can I send you (the Senator) more information?

No

Can you tell me why you are (the Senator is) opposed to the addition? (Listen to their response, take notes, don't engage in an argument) I support allowing patients suffering from PTSD access to medical cannabis because…(BRIEFLY state why it is important to you.) Can I send you (the Senator) more information?

Once the call is complete, please take a moment to fill out our feedback surveyThis information is vitally important. It will help us know how to best target our advocacy efforts on behalf of Illinois patients!

 

I'm hoping I can count on the Senator supporting the addition of PTSD to the Illinois medical cannabis program. As a constituent, I support the addition because…(BRIEFLY state why allowing patients suffering from PTSD to be allowed to use medical cannabis is important to you.) I'd appreciate a call back from the Senator or an Aid. Thank you.

Once the call is complete, please take a moment to fill out our feedback surveyThis information is vitally important. It will help us know how to best target our advocacy efforts on behalf of Illinois patients!