Better Organizing to Win Legalization works to unify the public, interest groups, and policymakers behind a comprehensive approach to marijuana legalization and justice for those who have been harmed under its criminalization.
As a non-profit with a sister political organization simply known as BOWL PAC, Better Organizing to Win Legalization focuses on the slow boring of bringing together ideologically diverse stakeholders who are interested in common goals when it comes to marijuana policy reform.
In an era of a weaponized filibuster, if we don’t work together, millions will still continue to be arrested alone.
WHO WE ARE:
Andrea Haverdink is the Creative Director for Unfiltered.Media and is a digital professional with experience in digital organizing, videography, graphic design, and progressive activism. Based in Washington, DC, she has worked for consulting firms, campaigns, and nonprofit organizations alike.
Tyler McFadden is a Senior Campaign Manager for Color Of Change and has developed strategies for progressive campaigns and causes for the majority of her career. Through delivering a sense of purpose in her work in politics, McFadden is a proven leader in progressive causes throughout Washington, DC, and national politics.
Justin Strekal is an experienced organizer and advocate and the Founder of Better Organizing to Win Legalization and BOWL PAC. His wide-ranging policy reform expertise includes marijuana reform, campaign finance reform, tax reform, and wage policy. For five years, Strekal was the federal lobbyist for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the nation’s largest and longest-running marijuana advocacy group. Strekal has more than a decade of electoral campaign experience, managing federal, state, and local races.
Caroline Phillips is an entrepreneur and social justice advocate in the cannabis industry. As the founder of the National Cannabis Festival and a board member of Supernova Women, she has helped to bring issues of equity and representation of Black and brown people in the cannabis industry into the national conversation. She brings her skills and experience to the Better Organizing to Win Legalization board.
During Craig Johnson’s decade-plus experience in political and issue-based digital communications, he has provided digital services and strategy to several members of Congress and Feminist Majority. As the digital director for Americans for Tax Fairness, Johnson led a major digital campaign against the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.