Devon Tackels

21
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Two New Chapters This Week

We’re excited to announce the two newest additions to our chapter network this week. Welcome to the team, Manchester University and Ohio State University SSDP chapters! Manchester University SSDP Currently the only SSDP chapter in the state of Indiana, Manchester College SSDP is holding their own in the Hoosier state. Lead by Phil Keim, a Sophomore getting his degree in Peace Studies, this chapter just got

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20
Dec

Organizing Tip of the Week: Google News Alerts

One of the most integral components of being an advocate for any social cause is to remain up to date and informed on a wide array of topics related to your interests. With the nature of our chapter network, it’s important for chapters to be up to date with current events, legislation, news, or campaigns in your state or communities. With

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8
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Case Western Reserve University Chapter!

Today, SSDP welcomes Case Western Reserve University into our chapter network. CWRU joins the fight along side our other Ohio chapters Hiram College, Kent State University,Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Akron.   I spoke with chapter leader Tiffany Oliver about her experience so far and her plans for the chapter moving forward:   1. How did you hear about SSDP?     Through Young

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8
Dec

Midwest Conference Unites and Trains SSDP Students

This past weekend, Roosevelt University hosted the 2011 Midwest Regional SSDP Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The conference gathered students, alumni, professional drug policy reformers, journalists, and health professionals together in order to help educate and train attendees to become better advocates in ending the War on Drugs. With over 60 students, from 10 established SSDP chapters and 5 chapters in

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30
Nov

Chapter Leader of the Week

UM Ann Arbor SSDP Excutive Board Members Clockwise from top left: Nick, Jacob Fromm, Sebastian Swae-Shampine Sahana Rajan, Emily Basham, and Murphy VanSparrentak.   Name: Nick Zettell School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Chapter Position: President   SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP? Nick:My Freshman year I went to a mass meeting made some lifelong friends right then and there.

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14
Nov

2011 Midwest Regional Conference

Our chapter at Roosevelt University will be hosting this year’s Midwest Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and would like to invite you to join us December 2-3, 2011 in Chicago, IL for a weekend of networking, training workshops, and expert presentations to help us refine our skills as advocates to end the war on drugs. This conference will be bringing together SSDP chapter

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11
Nov

The Linn State SSDP Saga

As our chapter prepares for the first ever Students for Sensible Drug Policy event on our campus, I reflect on the cause of events that sparked our motivation. This semester, Linn State Technical College demanded that every incoming student submit to an unconstitutional drug test to remain a registered student. Along with student’s having their Fourth Amendment infringed upon, also

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21
Oct

Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Romain Bonilla School: Portland State University Region: Western Major: Communications Romain Tabling for SSDP on Campus   SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP? Romain: In 2009, while I was studying at Saint Cloud State University. I had become interested in drug law reform when I first moved to the United States in 2008. SCSU had a few pro-liberty student groups,

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4
Oct

Chapter Leader of the Week

Earlier this week, I got the chance to catch up with Jimmy Stanley, from the SSDP chapter at Eastern Illinois University. The EIU chapter is new, and just became officially recognized by their university administration last week. However, that isn’t to say they haven’t been busy. In their first week as an official chapter, EIU SSDP launched a Good Samaritan

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28
Sep

SSDP National Board Endorses Budget for Humanity Campaign

In a recent national board meeting this week, SSDP board members voted to endorse Californians United for a Responsible Budget and their Budget for Humanity Campaign. SSDP along with 45 other organizations have recently collaborated to support the new campaign and invest in California’s future. Bloated by a failed policy of mass incarceration and laws such as Three Strikes and Mandatory Minimums, California’s prisons are

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