Betty Aldworth


SSDP prepares for departure of Stacia Wallis ‘05, Betty Aldworth from staff

In light of the ongoing health pandemic and accompanying economic recession, SSDP must reduce staff and prepare for significant budget cuts for the foreseeable future.  However, with careful attention and planning SSDP can adapt, fundraise, and streamline to ride out several years of anticipated recession or depression. While expenses have been cut in many areas of the budget, SSDP has
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Congress: Amend and pass Justice in Policing now!

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is an extensive federal poling reform bill that addresses many of the policies that give police outsized power -- and inadequate accountability -- in communities. Unfortunately, it's just not sensible enough. Act today to tell Congress: Our communities deserve better! Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Tamir Rice,
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DEA, Go Away!

Our nation is confronting the latest spate of escalated violence in a centuries-long epidemic of police brutality against people of color. As #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd demonstrators turn out all over the world, the Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting warrantless surveillance and enforcement against any federal crime committed in association with those very demonstrations! Click here to call on Congress to protect your
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Join SSDPers next week for our Virtual Lobby Day

On June 11, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter members, alumni, and staff will be gathering together (remotely!) for SSDP’s first Virtual Federal Lobby Day to press the United States Congress for action on two critical issues:  Addressing policing and police accountability. We’re working in coalition with our allies to promote a comprehensive Federal response to police brutality. Congress must
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We’re seeking our next Development Director!

After 5.5 years at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Development Director Lauren Padgett ‘13 has brought her talents to a new role at another organization, and we’re looking to pass the torch to a talented fundraiser who is passionate about ending the War on Drugs. While this time is presenting new and unforeseen challenges for philanthropy, it’s as important as
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#Sensible2020 Goes Virtual

We are saddened to announce that we must cancel the in-person #Sensible2020 Conference + Lobby Day and transition the event to a virtual conference to take place in April or May. Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people and it was announced that federal Capitol buildings would be closed to visitors

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