Lauren Padgett

26
Dec

Our top 10 of 2019 + 6 days left to double your gift

Students for Sensible Drug Policy did some amazing things in 2019. Our thoughtful, bright, and impressive young activists made huge strides towards SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and education are prioritized in drug policy. There’s no better time than right now to help us make 2020 even bigger by making a year-end gift. Your gift will

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4
Dec

Today is Repeal Day: Help SSDP end prohibition

On this day in 1933, alcohol prohibition was repealed in the United States. To put it simply, alcohol prohibition did not work. During the thirteen years of prohibition, alcohol consumption and production never stopped, it was instead sold on the illicit market which allowed organized crime to flourish. Violence linked to criminal organizations increased, and consumption became dangerous because unregulated

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2
Oct

21 Things SSDP is Doing Right Now to End the War on Drugs

Students for Sensible Drug Policy just celebrated our 21st anniversary! If SSDP were a person, they’d be old enough to drink legally in the United States (we still think the drinking age is too high, by the way). We’ve been organizing young people to actively work towards ending the global War on Drugs for more than two decades, and right

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24
Jun

How SSDP made a difference in Illinois

You’ve no doubt heard that Illinois just became the first state to legalize cannabis through a state legislature, and Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the bill into law today. Students for Sensible Drug Policy was instrumental to this historic victory. Our Illinois chapters met with 19 lawmakers during this session, built coalitions for years leading up to this vote,

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21
Dec

Be inspired by our rock star student members at Ferris State University

The best part of working at Students for Sensible Drug Policy is hearing amazing stories every day about what our members are doing to end the War on Drugs and protect their communities from the harms caused by drug prohibition. If you’re as inspired by their work as I am, please make a gift to support the students who are

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18
Oct

Phonebank for Sensible Drug Policy

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Students for Sensible Drug Policy cannabis legalization phonebank! Our phonebank system allows supporters of sensible drug policy – whether or not you’re a student! – to call voters in Michigan and Utah to ensure they know there’s a cannabis initiative on their ballot. Getting out the youth vote is more

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4
Apr

We’re hiring!

Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy? We’re hiring for two brand-new positions, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition.

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29
Dec

SSDP’s Top 10 Highlights of 2017

SSDP made incredible strides in 2017. The world is waking up to the failures of drug prohibition, and students are leading the way towards reform and working harder than ever to replace the War on Drugs with policies rooted in compassion, liberty, and justice. From campus to the state house, from Portland to Bangkok, millennials are killing the drug war.

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21
Dec

How SSDPers are shaping cannabis reform…plus, double your gift!

At Students for Sensible Drug Policy, I get to hear amazing stories every day about the ways that student leaders are driving change in their communities. SSDP is so much more than just a club. The students who get involved in our mission are eager to create lasting change that impacts real people and get firsthand leadership experience while they’re

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19
Dec

Support Student Leaders and Your Gift Will Be Matched

We’ve got wonderful news to share: because our work is more urgent than ever, several of SSDP’s closest donors have come together to pledge a $50,000 matching gift! We need your help to reach our goal and unlock the match.  We know you support many worthy causes and you’re hearing from all of them this December, but we’d like to take

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30
Dec

Top 10 SSDP highlights of 2016

We knew 2016 would be a banner year for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and we’re proud to say that students rocked it in 2016 with our relentless efforts to end the War on Drugs. Check out this list of our favorite highlights of 2016, then click over to our donation page to show your support for even more student-powered

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27
Jul

SSDP Welcomes Emory Basso, Operations and Administration Associate

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to welcome Emory Basso as the newest member of our staff! Em joined the staff in June and is working in the Washington, DC office as SSDP’s first Operations and Administration Associate, a brand new position on the growing development team. They hope to use their systems engineering background to ensure that the

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11
Feb

SUCCESS Act Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2016 Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions Hundreds of Thousands Have Lost Access to Education Since Aid Elimination Penalty Enacted in 1998 WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing to repeal a Higher Education Act provision that strips college financial aid from students with drug

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3
Sep

SSDP Joins the Combined Federal Campaign with CFC code 98497

For the first time in Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s sixteen year history, we will be participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) this fall. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government, and is the largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. The goal of the CFC is to promote philanthropy

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