With several cannabis decriminalization and legalization initiatives on this November's ballot in various states, the Democratic party is quietly hoping (without openly endorsing) that they will bring out more Democrats to vote.
They are expecting more women, latinos and "surge voters" to come out in response to the initiatives. While women and "surge voters" (people who don't usually vote but came out to vote for Obama), are expected to vote for the initiatives, they expect Latinos to vote mostly against it.
Free Bradley Manning!
“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us”. Thich Nhat Hanh
You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home." Abbie Hoffman