Tag: lobby day

30
Jun

We’re still fighting for a more sensible future. Stand with us.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s 2019-2020 program year ends today. Through the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, upending of campus life, and rapid shifts in change-making strategies, we’ve seen our network members step up and reinvent the ways we organize. In the last two months we had a stellar virtual conference in which our global network could truly come
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2
Jun

Join SSDPers next week for our Virtual Lobby Day

On June 11, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter members, alumni, and staff will be gathering together (remotely!) for SSDP’s first Virtual Federal Lobby Day to press the United States Congress for action on two critical issues:  Addressing policing and police accountability. We’re working in coalition with our allies to promote a comprehensive Federal response to police brutality. Congress must
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25
Feb

Conference sessions announced + registration deadline this week

This week is the last week to register for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s annual international conference. Starting Saturday, February 29th, registration rates will go up. We don’t want you to miss out, so register today for the biggest SSDP event of the year! #Sensible2020 will bring more than 350
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20
Dec

Tell us what you want to see at #Sensible2020 before Friday

We're serious about Students for Sensible Drug Policy's member-run nature. We want #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day speakers and sessions to reflect the amazing things SSDPers are working on and meet your needs as an organizer and activist. For the fifth year in a row, we're calling on you to propose session ideas and vote
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19
Dec

Start making plans to attend #Sensible2020

It's the time of year to start making plans for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day and early bird registration is now open!  We know that attending conferences can be expensive, so we want to make sure you know about the many ways you can make it more affordable.  SPEND YOUR CAT POINTS Current SSDP chapter
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26
Nov

Register today for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year, and for the first 24 hours only, we’ll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  #Sensible2020, the drug policy reform conference by and for young drug policy reformers, will bring nearly 400 chapter members, alumni, and allies to Baltimore,

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26
Oct

Introducing New York Law School SSDP!

Written by Alana Hans ’19, Chapter Leader of New York Law School SSDP How did you hear about Students for Sensible Drug Policy? I met Scott Cecil at the Cannabis Law Institute at George Washington University Law School and he told me all about SSDP. Scott also mentioned he was a regular guest on a podcast titled Marijuana Today. I

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27
Dec

SSDP’s Top 10 Highlights of 2018

Students for Sensible Drug Policy did some amazing things in 2018. Our thoughtful, bright, and impressive young activists made huge strides towards SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and education are prioritized in drug policy. There’s no better time than right now to help us celebrate 20 years and the start of 2019 by making a year-end

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1
Mar

New Mexico SSDPers Lobby at State Legislature for the Third Year Running

For this year’s New Mexico Lobby Day, our SSDP chapters joined with several other advocacy organizations for Cannabis Awareness Day at the Roundhouse, including NM NORML (led by SSDP alum and board member Monique Chavez), New Mexico EMPACT, Grow for Vets NM, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Patients Alliance, and the American Cannabis Nurses Association. While previous lobby days consisted

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4
Apr

NY SSDP Students Lobby to End Discrimination on College Application

Written by SSDP NY State Policy Intern and New York University SSDP Chapter Leader Robert Belpasso IOur lobby day aimed to draw support for legislation that would declare criminal history screenings on the college application a discriminatory process. Senate Bill 969, introduced by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, would restrict all New York institutions of higher education from performing criminal history screenings

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17
Mar

SSDPers Lobby the Arizona Legislature

Earlier this month, SSDPers convened at the Arizona State Capitol to participate in a Legislative Lobby Day for the third consecutive year. Arizona State University chapter leaders Sarah Saucedo and Andre Maestas were there along with Arizona State Policy Intern Trevor Thornburg, and Arizona Campus Coordinator Cameron Oberlin. Also in attendance was Chris Wallis, alumnus of Kent State University’s SSDP

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10
Mar

New Mexico 2016 Legislative Wrap-Up

In New Mexico, the legislative session only lasts thirty days in even numbered years and sixty days in odd-numbered years. My overall takeaway after being at the Roundhouse for fourteen of those thirty days is that it’s an impossibly short amount of time to thoughtfully debate and vote on legislation. This system cripples meaningful debate and leaves the legislature impotent

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28
Jan

New Mexico 2016 Legislative Session Part One: Lobby Day

Written by New Mexico State Policy Intern Brett Phelps I came to law school with a goal of reforming New Mexico’s failed drug policies. At our SSDP Lobby Day on Tuesday January 26th I joined my fellow law students and advocates at the state capitol building in Santa Fe – or the Roundhouse, as we call it – to put

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28
Jan

Lobbying for Decriminalization in Virginia

Written by George Washington University SSDP chapter member Aria Mildice The Virginia Lobby Day with NORML this past Friday, January 16th, was my first time lobbying. Virginia NORML organized this lobby day with Senators and Delegates from the Virginia General Assembly to lobby for S.B. 686, which would decriminalize marijuana possession throughout the state. S.B. 686 was introduced in the

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19
Sep

Lobby Day 2014 Issues

Which issues will we be lobbying for at the SSDP2014 Lobby Day? On Monday 9/29, we’ll be meeting with our elected officials to urge their support for two important pieces of federal legislation. The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410) reduces prison costs and populations by creating fairer, less costly minimum terms for nonviolent drug offenders. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act (H.R.1523)

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25
Apr

Announcing SSDP's Federal Marijuana Lobby Day

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. Sunday June 16

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