Tag: georgia

26
Sep

Introducing the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter!

Join me in welcoming Atlas Trogdon ‘19 and the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter! Atlas wasted no time between getting in touch with their Movement Building Fellow and getting meetings going. I had the opportunity to ask Atlas a few questions about their experience getting this SSDP chapter going. Atlas learned about the group from a friend at
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10
Mar

SSDP Advocates attend Georgia's 54th Annual Wild Hog Supper

Written by SSDP Board Member, Jeremy Sharp The “Wild Hog Supper” is a tradition in Georgia Politics. The event is held annually and is hosted by the Georgia Food Bank Association. The premise of the event is to serve as a means for legislators, lobbyist, and engaged citizens to mingle and talk about the upcoming legislative session. In partnership with

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5
May

Georgia Passes Good Samaritan and Naloxone Access Bill!

In Georgia, calling for help in the event of a drug or alcohol overdose is no longer a crime. Late last month, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Georgia’s statewide Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan and Naloxone access bill! This law will be vital in curbing the disturbing overdose trends due to harder drug use in Georgia. In 2010, 686 Georgians passed away due to (preventable)

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24
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the University of North Georgia Chapter

Our network of student activists is constantly growing, and I’m excited to announce our most recent addition! Based in Oakwood, Georgia, the University of North Georgia is home to our newest official chapter! I interviewed chapter founder and leader Jeremy Sharp about their experience so far and their plans for moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? Initially I was

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10
Sep

UGA SSDP and Student Government Advocate for 911 Good Samaritan Policy

This article originally published here: http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/politics/sga-to-ask-state-for-forgiveness-in-alcohol-emergencies/article_b1abfcc2-1971-11e3-94f8-001a4bcf6878.html   University of Georgia SSDP Written by Emily Kopp   Representatives with the Student Government Association will push for policy initiatives at the Georgia Capitol when the state legislature convenes next year that could improve campus life, but will likely meet resistance from lawmakers. One resolution passed by unanimous vote proposes legal amnesty for underage

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10
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the University of Georgia Chapter!

I am proud to welcome the University of Georgia chapter to the SSDP network! I spoke with chapter founder and current leader Benjamin Consuegra about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP while doing research for a speech on the drug conviction question on

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19
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Kennesaw State University Chapter!

Kennesaw State University, just 20 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, is home to SSDP’s newest official chapter! I spoke with chapter founder and President Palmer Ribley about the journey so far and what the future holds for their chapter;   What made you decide to start an SSDP chapter? This is something I’m very passionate about; I have personal experiences of being directly

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26
Oct

Mid-Atlantic Conference a Huge Success!

More than 50 students from all over the Mid-Atlantic region convened at the Northern Virginia Community Collegein Woodbridge, VA this past weekend for the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Conference. Chapters traveled from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and even as far away as Georgia to learn about advocacy from some of the most accomplished names in the movement.   Panels and Workshops Panels and

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