Frequently Asked Questions About MPP
Who supports MPP?
MPP has more than 125,000 members and supporters.
Are donations to MPP tax-deductible?
Because MPP is a lobbying organization, donations to MPP are not tax-deductible. However, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can give to MPP Foundation, the tax-exempt portion of the organization (which focuses mainly on public education and not lobbying). Want to learn more about MPP Foundation before donating?
Where can I mail a check?
You can send a check to:
Marijuana Policy Project
P.O. Box 77492, Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C. 20013
Can my donation be anonymous?
MPP accepts anonymous donations through the mail. However, if you choose to donate to us by any method, your donation will remain private.
The only exceptions to this are if you donate money to our political action committee (PAC), as the federal government requires all PACs to supply the name of every donor.
We guarantee that your donation will remain private if it is given to MPP or MPP Foundation.
Can I donate via PayPal?
Yes! Please visit MPP's Donate page, and choose the "Donate Using PayPal" option. Or, you can donate to MPP via PayPal's website. Just log in to your account on the PayPal website, and click the "Send Money" link at the top of the page. When prompted, enter the e-mail address [email protected] (to donate to MPP) or [email protected] (to donate to MPP Foundation).
How can I change my monthly pledge to MPP?
To change the date, amount, or credit card associated with your monthly pledge, please visit our Gift Service Center or contact MPP's Membership Department at (202) 462-5747, ext. *2016 or [email protected]. Monthly supporters are helping to change laws and minds. Because we can count on pledges every month, MPP can plan ahead on our expenses, as well as take advantage of unexpected opportunities, so we really appreciate your help!
How can I help?
1. Become a dues-paying member of MPP! We rely solely on contributions to fund our work. Visit www.mpp.org/donate to join online.
2. Visit www.mpp.org/giving for creative ways to support MPP financially.
3. Write and call your legislators whenever you receive an alert from us requesting that you take action. (If you don't already receive MPP's free e-mail alerts, visit www.mpp.org/subscribe to sign up.)
4. Write letters to the editor of your local newspapers (and to your campus newspaper) about the need for marijuana policy reform. Feel free to use any of the information in our alerts and on our website in your letter.
5. Tell your friends and family about MPP. Send them to www.mpp.org, and encourage them to subscribe to our e-mail alerts and become dues-paying members. You can even use our sign-up forms if you want to help sign people up as e-mail alert subscribers at events in your community.
For more suggestions, visit www.mpp.org/takeaction.
How can I volunteer?
One of the best things you can do, regardless of where you live, is to sign up to receive MPP's national and state e-mail alerts, so that we can let you know about opportunities to help. Visit www.mpp.org/subscribe to sign up.
If you're in the D.C. area and are available during business hours, you can volunteer in our office. E-mail [email protected] with a note that you'd like to volunteer in D.C. If you're in the D.C. area but not available during business hours, you can help MPP increase the size of its e-mail list. See www.mpp.org/recruitment for more information.
If you're in Vermont, you can help MPP increase the size of its e-mail list, collect postcards to send to legislators, submit letters to the editor of your local newspaper, or encourage any organization or influential individual you know to endorse marijuana decriminalization. For more information, e-mail [email protected] and note that you are from Vermont and want to help.
If you're in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, or Rhode Island, you can help MPP increase the size of its e-mail list, find a venue to screen the medical marijuana documentary "Waiting to Inhale," or encourage any organization or influential individual you know to endorse medical marijuana. For more information, e-mail [email protected] and note your state and that you want to help.
If you're in any other state, you can help MPP increase the size of its e-mail list. Visit www.mpp.org/recruitment for more information. You can also encourage any organization or influential individual you know to endorse marijuana decriminalization or ending marijuana prohibition. For more informaiton, e-mail [email protected] and note your state and that you want to help.
Can you send me some brochures?
Please visit www.mpp.org/materials to download our printer-friendly brochures and other handouts.
Can I buy a T-shirt?
Yes! Visit our online store for a variety of merchandise, including T-shirts.
Can I link to MPP from my website?
Yes! Add one of MPP's banners to your site to encourage your visitors to get involved with marijuana policy reform.