Tag: 2012

28
Dec

Top 12 SSDP highlights of 2012

 1. Making history in Colorado and Washington. Election Day this year marked the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition as Colorado (55%-45% on Amendment 64) and Washington (56%-44% on Initiative 502) voters said yes to legalizing marijuana!  Through our online phonebanking tool, SSDPers from across the country made 17,882 calls to Colorado voters under the age of 30 to help turn out

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20
Dec

Big organization, tiny budget

Here at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, we pride ourselves on being the largest global drug policy organization in terms of people power.  However, we are far from the top when it comes to our budget, and that’s where you come in. Our five staff members work in a cramped, no-frills, two-room office and we’re able to support over 200

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19
Nov

Help say thanks to SSDPs donors

The spirit of Thanksgiving this week got us thinking about what Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thankful for. As the largest grassroots drug policy organization in the world, we draw our power from our amazing network of people — students, alumni, educators, non-students, and all other kinds of supporters of sensible drug policy. SSDP is incredibly thankful for all

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13
Nov

Election day drug policy results

As you know, this election day was an exciting one for drug policy reform. There is a lot we are proud to report, so it’s taken us a few days to get this message to you.  It’s been a crazy week (as you might imagine), and we wanted to take the time to get this important announcement right. Last Tuesday

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9
Nov

We did it! Colorado Legalizes Marijuana!

We did it! There were so many people who didn’t think it was possible. There were so many people who never thought they would see the day. But it was possible. And we did see the day. That day was Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, and drug policy will never be the same.   The final results for Colorado’s Amendment 64

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5
Nov

No pressure or anything, young voters

Yesterday, SurveyUSA and the Denver Post reported new findings on the chances of Colorado voters legalizing marijuana like alcohol tomorrow. In a memo to the Denver Post, the pollsters explained: “Passage would be driven largely by the support of younger voters, who sometimes are less reliable, turnout-wise, than are older voters. Older voters oppose Amendment 64, and if the amendment should go down to

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1
Nov

SSDP endorses California's Proposition 36

Proposition 36 seeks to reform California’s existing “three strikes” sentencing scheme, which allows for a person to be sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a third felony crime. The law came into place after the shocking kidnapping and murder in California of 12-year old Polly Klaas in 1993, by a person with prior criminal offenses. Following the

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17
Oct

Announcing our 2012-2013 organizational objectives

Today, we’re proud to publish Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s organizational objectives for the coming year.  This document was produced by members of SSDP’s staff and board of directors, and outlines our priorities, goals, and metrics for success for the organization from September 2012-September 2013. MOVEMENT BUILDING Expanding our reach. Our chapter network will expand from 189 to 220 in the

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4
Oct

Join Us In Michigan

This year, our chapter at the University of Michigan invites you to be a part of the 2012 Midwest Regional SSDP Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference will be taking place on the University of Michigan campus,on November 10th, 2012. Early Bird registration is now available until October 15th, so please register today. This conference serves to unite the Midwest

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2
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the American University Chapter!

We proudly welcome SSDP’s newest official chapter, American University, led by Sam McBee! I talked with Sam about his experience with the chapter so far and his vision for it moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I had known about SSDP prior to entering school as a freshman last year and I had seen stickers around campus when

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