Tag: University of Oregon


SSDP Welcomes the University of Oregon Chapter

 I am extremely excited to welcome the University of Oregon chapter into the SSDP family! The founding members include Laura Huskey (Math and Computer Science freshman), Misa Smith (Sociology Senior), and Michael Worcester (Political Science Senior, dual-enrolled at Lane Community College). Fun fact – they share the same birthday as Students for Sensible Drug Policy! I met all of them

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Organize a "die-in" at your school this Friday on International Overdose Awareness Day

Demonstrations on college campuses can be a powerful way to draw attention to an issue. This Friday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, and we think it’s an excellent opportunity for our students to participate in a direct action during the first weeks of school. We’ve put together some resources to help you make this happen. 1) Choose a

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An Open Letter To Politicians Who Have Yet To Endorse Legalizing Marijuana

Written By: Sam Chapman, Oregon SSDP State Coordinator Politicians have continued to skirt conversations revolving around marijuana since what would seem to be the beginning of time, until now. A few weeks ago marked a major turning point in politics regarding the public stances on marijuana taken by politicians. Oregon’s Attorney General race in May proved itself to be a

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The High Times Guide to Higher Education

On stands now is the October 2011 issue of High Times magazine with our annual feature listing the top 20 schools for marijuana activism, here are some highlights, get yourself a copy to read the full article. 1. Northern Illinois University– Last year NIU’s SSDP chapter was labeled by school officials to be “political” and therefore ineligible to receive funding or official recognition

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The Case of Mexico

You know the context in Mexico by now. If not, you can read about a protest SSDP-University of Oregon organized to coincide with Cinco de Mayo. This group used 36 people in a fall-down protest to signal, 1,000 for each person, the number of fatalities in the Mexican-US drug war since 2006. And follow this sequence of events: Felipe Calderon comes

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Sam Chapman, Chapter Leader of the Week

Sam Chapman has been involved with SSDP at the University of Oregon – Eugene since 2009. He’s helped to organize many successful events and led student organizing during Oregon’s Measure 74 campaign last fall. I asked Sam a few questions about his involvement in SSDP and here’s what he had to say: What was your experience working on the Measure

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