Stacia Wallis

27
Jan

2011 SSDP conference schedule posted

We’re excited to announce SSDP’s 2011 Training Conference and Lobby Day tentative schedule! You can view the full agenda below and speakers and panelists will be announced shortly – so sign up for SSDP’s email updates to stay tuned. As you can see, we have some exciting workshops planned for the weekend and our staff is incredibly excited to see all of our chapters

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26
Jan

3 new SSDP Chapter Leaders

Announcing the latest additions to SSDP’s chapter network; we’re proud to add the following three new chapters to the map! Daytona State College – Daytona Beach, FL (Southern Region) When Patrick Moo called our office for the first time at the beginning of December, he was already ahead of the game. He was already in the process of starting a chapter at

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24
Jan

New Jersey Governor risks reelection through restriction

With Gov. Chris Christie’s approval ratings teetering, and talk of a potential presidential run in 2012, one would think the last thing he would want to do is exacerbate any issue that polls well with his constituency.  But when it comes to the overwhelmingly popular topic of medical marijuana, Gov. Christie has yet to see the forest full of trees. With 81

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24
Jan

Rob Pfountz, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Robert Pfountz SSDP State Coordinator for Arkansas Former President, University of Arkansas SSDP Major: Political Science Minor: Economics SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Rob: The first SSDP event that I attended was to see Norm Stamper of LEAP speak on-campus at the University of Arkansas in 2008. I had always supported marijuana policy reform, but this event was

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21
Jan

2 new SSDP chapters

With students going back to school, it’s certainly been a busy week for student drug policy reform! As administrators get back to work as well, two more SSDP chapters have gained official student group approval from their schools, and now we’re excited to welcome Tufts University and Utah State University to our chapter network. Tufts University Boston, MA (Northeast Region) Alex Baskin heard about SSDP in

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17
Jan

Trevor Hosterman, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Name: Trevor Hosterman Position: Co-founder/President, WCU SSDP School: West Chester University Major: Political Science Location: West Chester, PA SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Trevor: I first got involved with SSDP in the fall of 2009 when my cofounder, Josh Merer, and I decided we wanted to make a change on our campus and in our community

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14
Jan

Drug War violence leads to UMD student's death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2011 CONTACT: Stacia Cosner, SSDP National Associate Director – (410) 299-3433 Lauren Mendelsohn, UMD SSDP (202) 596-7737 Marijuana Prohibition to Blame in Shooting Death of University of Maryland Student UMD student group says legalization will end drug war violence   College Park, MD. – Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) charged today that the murder

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13
Jan

Support SSDP, Win Slightly Stoopid tickets

Slightly Stoopid is one of the many artists on SSDP’s AMPLIFY Project that is bringing SSDP tables to most of their shows on their Spring tour. To help spread the word about the work that SSDP does, the band is offering the chance for anyone who signs up on SSDP’s action alert list to win 2 free tickets to these upcoming shows. Back to

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12
Jan

SSDP and ACLU hold California Criminal Justice series

A Critical Eye on Criminal Justice The students of Golden Gate Law School’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are proud to host a series of panels designed to educate, inform, and reflect on California’s criminal justice system. We encourage your attendance to provide insight and speak with others concerning California’s criminal justice system. Please see below for more information about

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11
Jan

SSDP Internships Available

It’s the beginning of the Spring semester and many students will need to have internships. Why go the usual route of making copies and fetching coffee when you can intern with SSDP and help change drug policy! We have some great opportunities available in both our Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices. Graphic Design Intern Washington, DC or San Francisco,

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27
Dec

Hilary Dulin, Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Hilary Dulin Title: Co-founder & President, NU SSDP School: Northeastern University, Class of 2011 Major: Behavioral Neuroscience SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Hilary: I got involved in Fall of 2008 when I met Kevin Franciotti who was working on bringing SSDP to Northeastern. I became involved and helped to found the chapter. SSDP: What issues are

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13
Dec

Drew Stromberg, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Drew Stromberg Founder and President West Virginia University SSDP SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Drew: I got involved during in the summer of 2009 when a friend of mine told me I should start a chapter at WVU. SSDP: What issues are important for your chapter? Drew: Good Samaritan Policy – We started working on

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27
Nov

Chapter Leader of the Week: Katharine Celentano

Katharine: A few years ago, when I wasn’t even a student! I was taking time off from school for health reasons. I’d been interested in mental health advocacy since about 6th grade, but my experiences with some self-identifying addicts inspired my interest in drug policy reform more specifically. As stigmatized as I felt for my own struggles, I realized my

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