Removing the Prison Slave Labor Exemption

Currently, the US prison population is being put to work for pennies per hour. Often, the benefactors of this labor are private corporations, including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, and AT&T. Our prison population is not only the largest in the world, both per capita and by pure scale, but is ...
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La Caravana Contra Represión en México Begins US Speaking Tour

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP's Latin America Policy Intern.  Two days ago, the Caravan Against Repression in Mexico arrived in Boston to begin their month long journey through the US. The Caravan will be traveling through 18 different cities, including a stop in Chicago this weekend to speak at the SSDP Midwest Regional ...
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SSDP Welcomes the Michigan State University Chapter!

These are absolutely my favorite blog posts to write for SSDP. I love introducing new chapters. It's been a blast getting to know Davin Surio. He takes his work seriously, and he's a serious force for change. I can't wait to see what the MSU SSDP chapter accomplishes under his ...
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Dialing for sensible drug policy

We're so excited to announce the launch of the SSDP online phonebank to educate voters about the harms of marijuana prohibition! Our phonebank system allows supporters of sensible drug policy -- whether or not you're a student! -- to call voters in Florida, California, Massachusetts, and Nevada to ensure they ...
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Recapping the 2016 SSDP Mountain Regional Conference

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s second regional conference of the year was a huge success! A total of 62 students, alumni, and community members from chapters all over the Mountain and Southwest Region gathered at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado on the weekend of October 7th-9th for a conference ...
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SSDP Participates in Ayotzinapa Day of Action

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP's Latin America Policy Intern. To learn more, check our her three-part piece about what happened to the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years ago and how it is connected to the War on Drugs: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. On October 4th, 2016 seven men were ...
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Introducing the Ithaca College SSDP Chapter!

I'm thrilled to announce that SSDP has returned to Ithaca College! After being inactive for a couple of years, the chapter has been revived by TJ Horgan, a sophomore journalism major. After chatting with me a month ago he immediately went to work forming an executive board and hosting an ...
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SSDP Chapters Participate in Psilocybin Day of Action

September 20th, 2016 marked the Second Annual 920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action. SSDP is a member of the 920 Coalition which organizes annual events on September 20th focused on the therapeutic potential of psilocybin mushrooms. The 920 coalition also includes other organizations working on promoting awareness about psilocybin mushrooms ...
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Recapping the 2016 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference

SSDP’s first regional conference of the year was a huge success! A total of 57 students from chapters all over the Northeast Region gathered at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts on October 1st for a conference that emphasized coalition building both on and off campus. After students settled in with ...
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SSDP Nigeria Participates in International Day of Peace Program

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria The 21st of September was the International Day of Peace, and also marked the first SSDP programme SSDP featured at the University of Ibadan. During a lecture on the topic "Youth, Peace and Security: The Need for Youth Involvement in Peace-Building" by Professor ...
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Political Power, Points, and Pizza – Participate in SSDP’s Voter Registration Drive

We have more power than we know. We certainly have more power than we use. This year, there are more Americans under 35 who are eligible to vote than Boomer voters. And as fond as we may be of Boomers in our own lives, one thing is for sure: they ...
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Here’s to 18 years of sensible reform

This weekend, SSDP celebrates our 18th birthday! When our few dozen founders first connected with each other from six campuses on the early internet, they rallied because they understood that the drug war provided a foundation for a vast and tentacled set of social harms. They set out to undo the pieces ...
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Report of the SSDP Nigeria Model UN Simulation and Training

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria On Thursday 29th September 2016, SSDP's Nigeria chapter held a Model United Nations simulation of a General Assembly meeting at the University of Ibadan, with about 50 total students in attendance. The simulation allowed students to research the drug policies of one ...
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