Eric Petro

5
Aug

Young Americans for Liberty talk sensible drug policy

As the Vice President of my university’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, I had the distinct pleasure of attending several portions of the YAL National Convention this week in Washington, DC. The experience has been outstanding. Not only have I been able to hear speeches and discussions from some fantastic champions of liberty; I’ve also been able to meet

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2
Aug

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Interns!

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for several internship positions here in our Washington, DC office. We are very excited to begin the application process, and anticipate a competitive pool of applicants. Positions we are looking to fill include: outreach, policy, journalism, and web/graphic design. Specific duties, qualifications, and more information

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26
Jun

Speakers Bureau Updated

I am thrilled to announce a stellar new group of individuals recently added to SSDP’s Speakers Bureau. We’ve added over a dozen new speakers to our already impressive list, with even more to join shortly. SSDP students and staff alike are incredibly grateful that so many amazing activists and movement leaders are willing to engage with our students on the campus

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20
Jun

Hemp Amendment Passes House

The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, a bill which is reintroduced about every five years and is considered very important to several aspects of the U.S. agricultural industry, was debated on the House of Representatives floor today with an amendment supporting states’ rights to study hemp, which passed. The amendment allows institutions of higher education to

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15
Jun

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter June 2013

Hi again SSDP rockstars! We hope you are all enjoying your summer! Here is another installment of our monthly chapter leaders newsletter to keep you in the loop about what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. 2013 Federal Marijuana Lobby Day This past June, SSDP students from across the country came to Washington, D.C. to

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10
Jun

Eric Petro joins SSDP ranks as Summer Intern

Defending your rights can sometimes seem to be a fairly daunting task, especially when the primary threat to exercising those rights is the United States federal government. This isn’t my first time staying in Washington, D.C., but no matter how comfortable I get with recognizing street names or navigating the metro, I can’t help feeling intimidated as I pass the

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15
May

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter May 2013

Hi again SSDP rockstars! Here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.   Leadership transition resources   It’s almost the end of the Spring semester, which for a lot of people means you’ll be moving on to new things. Whether that move is into a new chapter officer position, or walking across the stage

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15
Apr

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter April 2013

Hi there SSDP rockstars, Happy Spring! As promised, here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.   Take action CA: Help Reform Drug Possession Penalties in California NY: Support Medical Marijuana Legislation in New York CT: Support Good Samaritan Policies on School Campuses in Connecticut MO: Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in Missouri MA: Help Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts

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15
Mar

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter March 2013

Hi there SSDP rockstars! Can you believe it’s March already?  As promised, here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.   Take action Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in Missouri Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in New Hampshire Legalize Marijuana in Oregon Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts Legalize Marijuana in Rhode Island Legalize Marijuana in

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15
Feb

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter February 2013

SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter February 2013 Hi there SSDP rockstars! We hope your chapters are off to a great start this semester. It’s looking to be quite a busy time for drug policy reform this winter. In addition to everything we’ve listed below, we wanted to let you in on some insider news… Next week, we will have some very

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