May 2021 – U.S Policy Council Monthly Round-Up

Projects:

  • Appropriations Memos and Part 1 Slide Deck released, check U.S policy council website!
  • SSDP MORE Act Chapter and Allied Organization Sign On Letter
  • June Hiatus
    • Special Pre-Hiatus US Policy Council Meeting Tuesday, June 1st 4-5pm monthly agenda here
  • U.S Policy Quick Links – everyone is welcome to build on and contribute to this living resource. Be sure to check it out and add to it, it is changing all of the time!

All 117th Congress legislative endorsements and sign-on letters can be found here

Please consider taking a quick moment to share and use the Action Center

Do you have a state/province, national/federal, or international action you want endorsed or to be listed on the SSDP Action Center? Email policy@ssdp.org and we can help you set that up!

Issue Group Updates & Relevant Highlights:

Cannabis

  • MORE Act Reintroduced in the House – SSDP Press Release
  • Compiling a list of how all states treat marijuana possession for individuals under the age of 21
  • Delta-8 Hemp Derivative SSDP Stance
  • Act
    • SAFE Banking Act in Senate
    • Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill Coming Soon
    • Connecticut Legalization Bill HB 6377 (important protections for youth justice! Share with those who live in CT!
    • NORML Action Center

Sentencing, Re-entry, and Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Act
    • Defund Police from Schools and fully fund Juvenile Justice Reform

Highlights in the News:

Cannabis-Related Highlights:

To Share – Social Media, Reports, and Toolkits:

Recordings:

NACDL Race and Collateral Consequences – 5 part webinar series

Hearing – Juvenile Justice Pipeline and the Road Back to Integration Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security 

Tactical Team Updates:

Tactical team will be operating and reachable during the June Policy Council Hiatus