We did it! There were so many people who didn’t think it was possible. There were so many people who never thought they would see the day. But it was possible. And we did see the day. That day was Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, and drug policy will never be the same.
The final results for Colorado’s Amendment 64 (source):
Talking to young voters on college campuses in Denver
note: Coloradans cast more votes for marijuana than they did for President Obama (info courtesy of Marijuana Majority, a new organization founded in part by SSDP Alum)
It’s important to mention that none of this would have been possible without the fantastic work of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
, so we at SSDP would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the campaign for all of their hard work!
The campaign was also able to do more than just lead though; they brought people and organizations together to work on a common goal. The Amendment 64 effort could easily be a case study on how so many people and organizations came together to form something bigger than any one organization could do on its own. SAFER, Sensible Colorado, SSDP, NORML, MPP, DPA, and countless others worked together to make this happen, and it’s important to remember that when we work together, we truly are greater than the sum of our parts. What was Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s role in all of this?
SSDP getting out the vote at the University of Colorado Boulder
SSDP did not merely sit on the sidelines and watch history happen; we were a part of it! Our students and volunteers made more than 17,000 phone calls
to Colorado voters (check out our phonebank winners here
). Thank you so much for all your time and hard working making those phone calls! Our team on the ground engaged with more than 10,000 students and young voters on 6 different Colorado college campuses. We’re proud and honored to have played a part in making history this year, and we will continue to be involved in other historic campaigns in the years to come. This is not the end, folks; this is the beginning.
And the world will never be the same.
PS: We apologize that it’s taken a few days for us to get this message out to you. It’s been a crazy week, as you can imagine, and we wanted to take the time to make sure we get this important announcement right. PPS: Keep an eye out for another post from us soon about other notable election news.