Tag: washington dc

23
May

Introducing the Georgetown Law SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in Washington, DC: Georgetown Law SSDP! Chapter leader Andy Gargano got the chapter started up just in time to host an interest meeting at the end of the semester, and has put together a solid crew of young activists who are looking forward to ending the drug war. I spoke with Andy

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18
Nov

Recapping the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

  On November 5, 2016, approximately 35 SSDP students and alumni gathered in Washington, DC for the 2016 SSDP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The event was a huge success despite some last minute logistical challenges and was a true testament to how the SSDP family can come together to make something beautiful happen. The conference emphasized coalition building and challenged students to

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27
May

Big news! Save the date for SSDP2016: April 15-17

Mark your calendar! The next Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, SSDP2016, will take place Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, just minutes from Washington, DC. UNGASS Actions New York, NY April 19-21 SSDP is working with our global allies to advocate for a sensible approach to drug policy at the United Nations

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6
Oct

SSDP2014 conference resources and follow up

As promised, we’ve compiled a page of resources for you to help you follow up on, revisit, share, and take action on some of the ideas discussed at the conference. Here you’ll find links to documents, presentations, videos, photos, audio, speaker contact information, and other resources from #SSDP2014. Conference feedback Please take two minutes to share your feedback! We really cannot emphasize

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18
Sep

A Sensory Celebration 9/25 at Artisphere in Arlington, VA

Thursday, September 25th Reception: 6:30 – 8:00pm | Screening: 8:00pm Artisphere: 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209 An evening featuring today’s most astounding digital animation by visionary artists and a VIP reception to match Benefiting Grown by Curated by Produced by Please join us for a first-of-its-kind signature event for Students for Sensible Drug Policy! Thursday, September 25thArtisphere: 1101 Wilson

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10
Sep

SSDP2014 is right around the corner

I hope you’re as excited as we are for this month’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day! Online registration will close this Friday 9/12 at 11:59pm EST, so register here today. In case you missed it, last week we announced our keynote speakers: Troy Dayton, CEO, ArcView Group Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project Neill Franklin,

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7
Aug

SSDP2014 conference session sneak peek

Today we are proud to announce some of the topics that will be covered at next month’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day! From the role of privilege and the war on drugs, to keeping festival and concert-goers safe, to how to get a job in the emerging legal cannabis industry, speakers will share their expertise and experiences on

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7
May

Register today for the 2014 SSDP Conference and Lobby Day

Over the course of three days every other fall, the SSDP network comes together to celebrate, learn, connect, and advocate at the SSDP Conference + Lobby Days. This year, SSDP2014 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Washington, DC for our largest-ever gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and

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4
Apr

SSDP is hiring!

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is now accepting applications to fill three paid and two unpaid positions in our Washington, DC headquarters. Applications will be accepted beginning April 4, reviewed immediately, and accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is on or before June 1, 2014 Regional Outreach Coordinators (2) – More information about these positions and the application process

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20
May

Shameful anti-drug ad campaign spreads misinformation to DC youth (we're shocked)

On my way home from the office last week, this new print advertisement caught my eye. The ad, sponsored by DC public health officials, warns that if you use “fake weed,” you may turn into a zombie. This point is punctuated by a photo of a young female zombie dressed to the nines for prom with her seemingly oblivious date

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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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2
Aug

My summer as an SSDP intern in Washington, DC

What a summer it has been interning with SSDP in our DC office.  I’ve had more fun and gained more experience than I could imagine over these two months! Whether it was helping organize the DC Vigil for the Victims of the War on Drugs in front of the White House, or attending Press Conferences with drug policy experts and celebrities, or

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14
Apr

Republicans Medical Marijuana and Needle Exchange

President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker John Boehner worked out an agreement that avoided a federal government shutdown this past week. In order to reach a deal, Obama and Reid bowed to GOP demands to ban the District of Columbia from using any money to fund abortions. But for all of the fierce partisan debate surrounding

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8
Apr

2 brand new SSDP chapters now on the map!

We’re excited to announce the two newest additions to our chapter network this week. Welcome to the team, GWU Law and Wheaton SSDP! The George Washington University Law School – Washington, DC (Mid-Altantic Region) Kellen Ruscinello is currently pursuing his JD/MPH degrees as a 2nd year student at GWU Law. Since 2010, he has served as President of the GW Student Association for Drug Law Reform, which was re-chartered

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20
Mar

Conference Comments

SSDP’s 2011 Training Conference & Lobby Day was an inspiring weekend that really spoke volumes to SSDP’s pivotal role in the effort to bring common sense to drug policy. We saw 400 students from all over the country come together not just to learn about policy, but to gain the tools needed to become effective activists – prepared to take on the

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9
Mar

Jared Polis Speaks to SSDP

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) will be giving a keynote speech on the evening of March 17, as part of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Training Conference & Lobby Day. Representative Polis is an ally of SSDP and an advocate for sensible drug policies. We are delighted to have him speak at our event. Other speakers at the conference include:  

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27
Jan

2011 SSDP conference schedule posted

We’re excited to announce SSDP’s 2011 Training Conference and Lobby Day tentative schedule! You can view the full agenda below and speakers and panelists will be announced shortly – so sign up for SSDP’s email updates to stay tuned. As you can see, we have some exciting workshops planned for the weekend and our staff is incredibly excited to see all of our chapters

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23
Dec

Marijuana Legalization Reaches House Floor

Believe it or not, two weeks ago marked the first time in history that a member of Congress specifically called for taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol — from the floor of the House of Representatives! During debate over a terrible pro-drug war resolution that was cynically fast-tracked through the House by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the lone member to rise in opposition

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