Tag: students

3
Oct

Are you coming to Reform Conference?

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by Drug Policy Alliance, will be held in St. Louis from November 6th-9th, 2019. Reform Conference brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. You will be among a broad range of drug policy stakeholders – academics, health care

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11
Sep

Drug policy reform must define the U.S. 2020 elections: a call to action

Young people are the largest voting generation in the United States, and in 2018 we outpaced Boomers for the first time ever in voter turnout (during a midterm election, which has lower turnout rates than general election years). Youth-led organizations like Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Sunrise Movement, and Extinction Rebellion will go down in history as the movements which
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7
Aug

Inter-chapter Collaborative Committee Working Group Update

Greetings from the Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee (ICC)! ICC exists to connect chapter members, alumni, staff, and board members to collaborate on large projects. Any member or alumnus is welcome to join the committee by joining our Slack and then completing this form to join working groups! You can find updates about our active working groups below. Please don’t hesitate to
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7
Nov

Last night was a victory for our movement

Congratulations to all of our allies and colleagues on their promising election results! Students for Sensible Drug Policy was honored to support the four statewide cannabis initiatives this year by running the national youth GOTV phone banks, placing calls to nearly 13,000 voters in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah. In Michigan, our Field Manager Nick Zettell ‘09 mobilized on

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25
Jan

DePaul SSDP’s Student Voter Forum Recap

Written by Amy Hildebrand, IL State Policy Intern On a frigid Monday night in January, even a class with mandatory attendance would be hard-pressed to fill every seat at DePaul University, but DePaul SSDP was able to do just that last week when we hosted our Student Voter Cannabis Legalization Forum in an auditorium which seated about 70. The evening

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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

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30
Dec

Our favorite 15 highlights of 2015

2015 was a banner year for SSDP, and you can read all about our favorite 15 highlights of the year below. With unprecedented opportunities for local, state, national, and international reform, 2016 could be even bigger with more chapter growth, more new programs, and more new policy changes as a result. We couldn’t be more excited about what our student

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1
Oct

Today is SSDP’s birthday!

In the fall of 1996, members of the Student Drug Reform Movement (SDRM) began to chat over the internet using a Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet) discussion page. In 1997, the Rochester Cannabis Coalition (RCC) at the Rochester Institute of Technology applied to become the first official student organization dedicated to fighting back against the War on Drugs. RIT denied

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14
May

School’s Out: Staying Involved with SSDP After Graduation

You just graduated, or are graduating soon, and you find yourself wondering whether you still have a place in Students for Sensible Drug Policy now that you’re no longer a student. Due to the organization’s name, many wonder this. But have no doubt, even after you’re no longer a student, you’re still a part of SSDP. In fact, I became

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12
May

The many benefits of staying connected to SSDP after graduation

As you’ve probably heard, this week is SSDP’s first-ever Alumni Association membership drive! I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this, not just as the President of the Northeast region of our Alumni Association but as someone who’s been an active alum since before we had an official association. In my short time since graduating from UConn in 2013,

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