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United for Care Rallies Coming to Broward, Palm Beach Wednesday

The election is exactly one month away, which means it's time to crank things up to 11 to get people informed and involved.

With that firmly the quest, United for Care has been hitting the road throughout Florida, holding rallies and garnering support for Amendment 2.

And the rally will be making its way to Broward and Palm Beach on Wednesday.

There will be four events -- student rallies, speeches, forums, and town-hall discussions -- spread throughout the day Wednesday.

"The rallies will have speeches and photo ops," Brian Franklin, who strategizes for Untied for Care, tells New Times. "The town hall is more traditional."

In addition to being able to meet and chat with Campaign Manager Ben Pollara, folks will also be able to meet patients with debilitating conditions that already do, or are hoping to, benefit from medical marijuana, as well as physicians and other community leaders supporting the amendment.

The purpose behind the rallies is to motivate people already in favor of Amendment 2 and to get information to those who want to know more about the amendment and what United for Care stands for.

"Amendment 2 would legalize the medical use of marijuana for qualifying patients in the State of Florida," United for Care says via a news release announcing the rallies. "The public debate over this amendment is one of the most fascinating stories in the state's political landscape this year. These rallies and town halls will be well attended and will feature multiple, high profile speakers in support of this important measure."

Below is all the info on each of the rallies going down Wednesday:

Event #1 - SoFla Tiger Bay Club Amendments Forum * With Ben Pollara and Vote No Spokesman Javier Correoso Wednesday, October 8, noon Christine Lee's at Gulfstream 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Event #2 - Palm Beach Town Hall Discussion Wednesday, October 8, 3 p.m. South County Civic Center - Room C 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446

This event will feature a Q&A with United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara and medical marijuana patient Sue Taylor.

Event #3 - FAU Student Rally Wednesday, October 8, 5 p.m. Florida Atlantic University Student Union - Lot 16 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

In addition to a presentation by United for Care Campaign Manager Ben Pollara, the student rally will also include a collection of voter pledge forms along with music and activities for the enjoyment of our guests.

Event #4 - Florida Atlantic University Amendment 2 Program * With Ben Pollara and Vote No Statewide Coalition Director Jessica Spencer Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. Florida Atlantic University Live Oak Student Union 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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