USMjPartys Wayward Bill

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“You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” ~ Abbie Hoffman

Born William Alvin Chengelis, “Wayward Bill”  was Head Chairman of the U.S. Marijuana Party,

until his resignation on May 26th,  after a diagnosis of terminal cancer.

He died Saturday August 8th, 2021 at age 70.

He was born in Maryland in 1951, from Youngstown, Ohio growing up  and lived in Denver, Colorado as an adult.  He was a Student at Youngstown State University. He was very politically motivated all of his life and it shows in the work he accomplished.  He never stopped until he became so ill he could not function anymore and it came on suddenly.

He was undoubtedly the best Chairman that the U.S. Marijuana Party ever had as he stayed on duty 24/7/365.  Always traveling somewhere or attending functions.

There has been a MEMORIAL PAGE set up on Facebook where all are welcome to add condolences, stories and pictures.

A Memorial in Denver Colorado is in planning stage right now and will be updated on Facebook as details are made public.

He is to be buried in Ohio at a date to be determined.

“Wayward Bill”

Ole Skool Yippie POT-LITICAL Activist.
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#deadhead
#usmjparty
#waywardbill
#therayenschool

This is a copy of his resignation post
***PRESS RELEASE***
Wayward Bill

Admin

· May 26 ·

This is hard for me.

Due to a diagnosis of unknown origin of Stage 4 cancer I hereby relinquish my title and job to Tom Johnson , Chairman, U.S.Marijuana Party Pennsylvania.

Congratulations Tom your are now Chairman, U.S.Marijuana Party.

Below are just a few of the political actions he was involved in.  There was so much more it would take a book to write about all of his interests.

    • 2020

420 cannabis award

Was awarded the 420 Icon Award.

Colorado Coronavirus Stay In Place Cannabis Activism…

2018

Guest on the “Jim Jeffries Show”

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2017 Cannabis Business Awards

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2013

My Abbie Hoffman Moment

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2011

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“Mr. Cannabis Colorado” Award

August 1, 2011

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Wayward Bill Takes The Helm At U.S. Marijuana Party | Toke of the Town

Elected Chairman of U.S. Marijuana Party

2010

Started New Job at U.S. Marijuana Party

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2009

Bank Protest

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2008

Co -Organizer Denver 420 Rally

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2005

Left Job at Colorado ACLU

1994

Started New Job at Colorado ACLU

1974

Picture in Rolling Stone

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1974

Moved to Würzburg

Where he was a Personnel Specialist in the U.S. Army.  He is a Veteran.

1969

Graduated The Rayen School. Graduation was delayed due to Youngstown school levy failure all schools were not in session from Thanksgiving 68 to the New Year 1969.

A Tribute The Rayen School – Bing video

therayenschool   Website

1968

Started New Job at Youth International Party

1951

Started New Job at Life

Throwback Thursday 1960

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Bill Prohibition Tour

Another of his websites:  WaywardBillUSMjParty.wordpress.com

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