July 2020 Report Card

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In July, Students for Sensible Drug Policy celebrated the achievements of our members during Global Week. To provide even more support to our members all over the world, our Global Program will be expanding. Over the next year, the SSDP global team will establish an office in Vienna to access new funding opportunities, increase our presence at the United Nations, and create a structure that accommodates regional and cultural differences across our network. This strategic expansion will provide members with a whole new world of opportunities for reform. To support this powerful new endeavor, please make a gift to our International Activities Fund.

We are excited to announce that last week, Joseph Macias joined the SSDP Global Team as Director of Development! Since 2007, Joseph has lived in Washington, DC, and has worked in a variety of realms: helping our paralyzed veterans, advancing earth and space science, advocating for civil rights, and growing the green economy for people and the planet. With decades of fundraising experience, a passion for training young new fundraisers, and a commitment to ending the War on Drugs, we are so thrilled to have him join our team and help grow SSDP and support our members. 

Speaking of growing SSDP, our annual Strategy Summit, where SSDP Board and Team members get together to develop the organization’s strategy is approaching, and we will be working on a multi-year plan for SSDP. Have a proposal for Strategy Summit? Submit yours here.

Read through this month’s Report Card for action alerts, recommended reading, updates from our blog, upcoming events, and to see what our members have been up to this month.


Your SSDP Global Team

Action Alerts 

CAT Leaderboard

  1. University of California Santa Cruz
  2. University of Wyoming
  3. SSDP Leeds
  5. Buffalo SSDP
  6. Freie Universität Berlin
  7. University of Chicago
  8. University College Cork
  9. Uganda
  10. Kent State University


  • 105 members coached in the month of July
  • 1 Joseph Macias joining our team as Director of Development!

Network highlights

  • Monalisa Magoche ’18 of SSDP Zimbabwe was on a panel about the sexual and reproductive health services for people who use drugs on Zimpapers TV Network
  • Iulia Vatau ‘19 from University College London had their Just Say Know volunteer project approved by their university.
  • University of Pennsylvania SSDP wrote an article published in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance titled “Decriminalize Drug-Checking Technologies in Pennsylvania to Prevent Overdose Deaths”

SSDP in the news

From the blog

Upcoming events and days of action

These events include those which are hosted by SSDP global, or by SSDP chapters, or in which we are partners or co-hosts, or feature an SSDP member as a speaker. If your chapter is hosting an event that you’d like listed, please let your SSDP staff member know. 

Recommended reading and resources

Member discounts & givebacks