SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter May 2013

Hi again SSDP rockstars! Here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.   Leadership transition resources   It’s almost the end of the Spring semester, which for a lot of people means you’ll be moving on to new things. Whether that move is into a new chapter officer position, or walking across the stage at graduation, SSDP has the right solutions for you. Be sure to check out our leadership transition training materials on our website, and join our alumni network to stay in touch after you leave campus. Please do pass this message along to anyone else in your chapter who is graduating or moving on. Take action See a list of all of our actions here, including older pieces of legislation.   New SSDP chapters We’re so proud to welcome the following schools as the newest additions to the SSDP chapter network:   From our blog April 25: Announcing SSDP’s Federal Marijuana Lobby Day Scholarship application and registration now open for our Federal Marijuana Lobby Day.  Join us in our national office in Washington, DC for a training on Sunday June 16, then head to Capitol Hill to meet with your Federal elected officials about marijuana policy on Monday, June 17. April 22: Summer Camp, not just for kids anymore! SSDP’s AMPLIFY project is headed for Summer Camp Music Festival (PLUS offering 2 supporters a chance) to promote drug policy reform plus spread sensible harm reduction supplies & strategies. Upcoming events SSDP’s Federal Marijuana Lobby Day WASHINGTON, DC – June 16-17, 2013  Our movement faces a critically limited window of time between now and this summer, when the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on an amendment that would seek to curtail DEA enforcement activities in states with legal marijuana markets. Join SSDP for a day of lobbying training, then head to Capitol Hill to make your voice heard. * The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, May 13th. – APPLY NOW * The deadline to register for this event is Friday, June 7th. – REGISTER NOW Frequently Asked Questions More information 5th Annual East Coast Camping Trip BARRYVILLE, NEW YORK – July 12-14, 2013 Come join fellow activist-students from across the east coast as we enjoy a weekend of camping, friends and fun in a beautiful and friendly campground. More information. Second Annual West Coast SSDP Regional Camping Trip BELDEN, CALIFORNIA – Friday August 9-11, 2013  Last year’s West Coast Campout was such a success that this year our Alumni have started planning it earlier! This time we’re moving inland to the Sierra foothills, where it’s warmer and the water is much more inviting. This is a great event to keep the momentum going through the summer months. The Second Annual West Coast SSDP Regional Campout will be held in beautiful Belden, California. More information.     Drew Stromberg and Devon TackelsThanks for everything that you do to help end the war on drugs. Keep up the great work! Sensibly, Drew Stromberg and Devon Tackels Outreach Directors Students for Sensible Drug Policy     If you aren’t receiving our newsletter via email and would like to, click here.