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2
Dec

Organizing tip of the week: Tell a compelling story

“It is our sincere hope that Re:ImaginingChange will be a conversation starter with people from all walks of life who are willing to think big, dream hard, and struggle like hell for a better world.” From Re:imagining change. An introduction to story-based strategy Everyone loves a good story. The story of being a Student for Sensible Drug Policy is one people

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30
Nov

SSDP chapter leader Alec Foster featured as NYU’s Future Most Notable Alumni

SSDP chapter leader Alec Foster was recently featured in his school paper as “NYU’s most notable future alumni” due in lare part for his activism on drug policy reform. Alec’s case is a clear example on how taking initiative on the issues you care about is great for your career no matter the topic. Check out this excellent piece on Alec,

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25
Nov

Chapter Leader of the Week: Phil Simmons from Rowan University in New Jersey

Phil Simmons is the chapter leader for Rowan Universities SSDP chapter. Phil recently held a very successful “Box Protest” that spurred debate on his campus and allowed for a sensible discussion on Rowan’s campus policies with his campus Administration. Today we Celebrate Phil’s leadership in using public protest to spur debate and translating that into real policy change at a campus level.

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23
Nov

SSDP welcomes our newest high school chapter, Highland Park High!

Congratulations to our newest SSDP chapter at Highland Park High School in New Jersey! The chapter’s founder, Oscar Lee was recently informed that his chapter would be recognized by his high school, a great victory for young people across the country. Oscar Lee has been a rockstar since day one, getting his group off the ground and working with his

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6
Oct

Boston University hosts 2011 Northeast Regional Conference

“If anyone is ever feeling discouraged about the drug policy reform movement, all they need to do is attend an SSDP conference. These conferences empower students, foster new relationships, and strengthen our movement.” –Pete Anderson, Univeristy of Maine Farmington   The 2011 Northeast Regional Conference was held this past weekend at Boston University and over 80 students attended a weekend filled

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