Tag: elections

19
Feb

Chicago Harm Reductionists and Stakeholders Survey their Mayoral Candidates

The city of Chicago is preparing to elect their next mayor, and local stakeholders wanted to know their candidate’s thoughts on several key drug policy-related issues impacting the city. In order to do so, members of the Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago and the Chicago Drug Users Union drafted a survey of seven questions and received sign-on support from

Read more

20
Feb

Board Elections at #SSDP2018

SSDP 2018 is just about 10 days away, and 15 amazing SSDPers have applied to run for the Board of Directors. SSDP is governed by a Board of Directors, which is made up of student members – elected by SSDP chapters during SSDP’s annual Congress – and appointed alumni. All are volunteers and each member serves a two-year term. Directors

Read more

10
Jan

SSDP Congress 2018: Call for Student Directors and Chapter Resolutions

From Friday, March 2nd to Monday, March 5th, 2018, SSDP will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at SSDP2018, this year’s International SSDP Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In line with our values of democracy, transparency, and accountability, SSDP Congress convenes annually to give each chapter in the network the opportunity to elect new student members to the Board of Directors

Read more

5
Jan

The Revolutionary as a Civil Servant

Written by John Molloy, a member of the University at Albany SSDP chapter. I will begin this post with a bold statement: we have enough people marching. We have enough people talking about our struggle, even if the mainstream media pays precious little attention. What we don’t have, however, is enough people in city halls, in legislative buildings, on state

Read more

11
Nov

On Veteran’s Day, a tribute to the Chair of the SSDP Board

By Katie Stone ’09 “Civic duty” is, strangely enough, a loaded term. We say that if we vote, that we are then entitled to complain. We say that jury duty is annoying, and we do everything we can to avoid it. We say that “duty” sounds too much like obligation, so we scoff at those who oblige us to anything

Read more

30
Nov

SSDP's Campus Campaign

Update 12/29/14: An anonymous donor from California is so excited about the Campus Campaign that they pledged to match every dollar raised for the 2015-2016 campaign, up to $50,000! Make your gift online today to double your impact and support the Campus Campaign! In the fall of 2014, Students for Sensible Drug Policy began testing a new method to grow our

Read more

11
Nov

Out with the old, in with the new…

Last weekend in Los Angeles at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, nearly 100 SSDPers convened for this year’s annual Congress where we elected new student members to our board of directors. A total of 16 people ran for the board this year, making it an extremely difficult race! Thank you, candidates and congress participants! Just a reminder- our next

Read more