Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Worcester State Rep Candidate, Civil Liberties Hero, Struck by Car

To Mass Activists,

    Long time worker for marijuana reform, Ron Madnick, was recently hit by a car as he was crossing the street.  He has a missing tooth, leg pain, and some stitches.  I am glad it is not worse.
He was active in helping put marijuana reform on a Worcester district ballot several years back.  As head of the Worcester County ACLU chapter he has promoted the cause of medical marijuana as well as defended the rights of marijuana activists when they are abridged as well as all the other right on political work that he does.  When I was talking to him this Spring and found out that he was running as an independent for the 13th Worcester State Rep district (west side of Worcester and Paxton) seat, I wanted to make sure we had a medical PPQ on the district ballot at the same time and went and put one together.  I knew there would be no better advocate during the campaign than Ron.
    This accident has slowed him down a bit and he could use some help.  Non-profit groups can't help him as organizations but individuals on their own volition can.  I urge anyone in the area with any time or resources to spare to get a hold of Ron at: rmadnick@...   or  508-982-1722   and offer that help.

                                                                                                                                                                  John Leonard