2 pm | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Mikel Weisser is the state director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and one of the founders of the Safer Arizona political action committee, a group that tried unsuccessfully to legalize marijuana in 2014.
Weisser will be the only Democrat running against Republican Paul Gosar in November's general election for Congressional District Four, a staunchly conservative area of rural Arizona that includes Payson, Kingman, and Prescott. The former teacher ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2012 and 2014. Please join Mikel at the Peregrine for a timely discussion on a controversial issue.
About Mikel Weisser
Mikel Weisser is currently running for a congressional seat in Arizona's 4th district. Mikel Weisser was born and raised in rural south Texas near the Rio Grande border, where he worked a variety of labor jobs alongside illegal immigrants and saw the way these hardworking laborers were exploited.
He lived in poverty and experienced homelessness. And he encountered the equalizing power of education when, at 30, he returned to college to acquire an MA from the University of Illinois at Springfield followed by an M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University. Mikel taught middle school in Western Arizona before becoming a full-time activist in 2012. He is currently the State Director of NORML, where he advocates for marijuana reform. This is his third bid for Congress. Learn more about Mikel Weisser »