On June 11, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter members, alumni, and staff will be gathering together (remotely!) for SSDP’s first Virtual Federal Lobby Day to press the United States Congress for action on two critical issues:
- Addressing policing and police accountability. We’re working in coalition with our allies to promote a comprehensive Federal response to police brutality. Congress must act swiftly and meaningfully to implement reforms that will hold bad actors accountable and shift attitudes in police departments so we can begin to build trust in our communities.
- Adopting comprehensive marijuana policy reform centered in racial justice. The MORE Act, developed with input from directly impacted communities, is the only Federal bill to address marijuana prohibition and a century of racially disparate enforcement that serves as a primary cudgel in systemic racial and economic oppression.
If you’re available to join us for Lobby Day, even for just an hour, sign up today! We’ll provide you with all the information you need to schedule or attend a meeting — all you need is a little bit of time and a telephone or computer.
If you’re not available on June 11 or you don’t live in the United States but still want to help, fill out this form before 8pm ET Wednesday to let us know when you can participate in a policy draft-a-thon. Our U.S. Policy Council (in development) is experimenting with this new way to update and create talking points, policy briefs, and supporting materials, and your input on the documents is critical to making sure we’re representing members’ voices.