Announcing the latest additions to SSDP’s chapter network; we’re proud to add the following three new chapters to the map!
- Daytona State College – Daytona Beach, FL (Southern Region) When Patrick Moo called our office for the first time at the beginning of December, he was already ahead of the game. He was already in the process of starting a chapter at Daytona, had recruited several interested students and had gained the support of a faculty member! The chapter has already begun collecting petitions to get medical marijuana on the Florida ballot in 2012.
- Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ (Northeast Region) Phil Simmons discovered us when he was calling California voters to support Proposition 19 using Just Say Now‘s phonebank tool, and decided to establish a chapter at Rowan. In an effort to begin building coalitions on campus, he has reached out to several other school clubs who are willing to give the chapter a few minutes to speak about SSDP at the beginning of their meetings. Now that they’ve gained official recognition this week, Rowan SSDP has hit the ground running and have several events and campaigns lined up for the semester.
- Radford University – Radford, VA (Mid-Atlantic Region) Dave Campanella informally stumbled across an SSDP chapter about a year ago at West Virginia Universitywhere he was an undergraduate. Last fall he begun his time at Radford pursuing a masters degree in criminal justice, and is writing his thesis on drug policy issues. Andrew Fernandez heard about SSDP from his brother who currently leads our George Mason University chapter! As a former RA on campus, he knows that Radford is one of those “call the cops when you smell the tinest amount of marijuana” type of schools, so the chapter will be bringing attention to the issue.