Eric Sterling


Why We're Suing the NSA

Dear SSDP Members, Last week, SSDP joined 18 other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against the NSA seeking to stop its surveillance of telephone and Internet communications of Verizon customers. You can read about the lawsuit here, and read the complaint filed against the government here. SDP joined this lawsuit because this kind of surveillance directly harms our ability to

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SSDP confronts sole congressional voice against medical marijuana

The American people overwhelmingly support medical marijuana. Nearly every time the voters have been asked to vote on medical marijuana, they have approved it. More than a half dozen state legislatures – from Hawaii to Maine – have passed medical marijuana laws – and over 17 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana programs. Yet, as though the

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2012: A New Year for you in SSDP

What might be the best way for you to START your year engaged in “sensible drug policy?” Come to the College Convention 2012 in Concord, NH, Jan. 3-6. 1. Directly question the leading candidates for President about drug policy! 2. Help put drug policy on the national and international political agenda. 3. By your example and energy, help recruit hundreds

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Today is Bill of Rights Day

Friends, This morning as I was reading the newspapers thoroughly, as I usually do, the only mention that today is the 220th anniversary of the ratification of our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, were large advertisements by the Cato Institute. To check out the Cato ad, go here: My congratulations to Cato for honoring what so desperately needs to

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