Intro to SSDP - West Virginia University Chapter

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Introduction to SSDP slideshow made by Drew Stromberg, president of WVU Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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Intro to SSDP - West Virginia University Chapter

  1. 1. What isStudents for Sensible Drug Policy?<br />SSDP: a sensible overview<br />
  2. 2. SSDP is…<br />an international grassroots network of students who are working to end the failed “War on Drugs”<br /> Why?<br />We believe that drug use and abuse is a public health issue, not a criminal justice issue.<br />Drug prohibition is expensive, ineffective, and causes more harm than the drugs themselves.<br />
  3. 3. “Did You Know?”War on Drugs edition<br />
  4. 4. SSDP’s role in theDrug Policy Reform movement<br />DPR orgs:<br /><ul><li>NORML
  5. 5. MPP
  6. 6. ASA
  7. 7. DPA
  8. 8. IFDPI
  9. 9. LEAP
  10. 10. SAFER</li></ul>Student-led orgs:<br /><ul><li>SSDP</li></li></ul><li>Our chapter’s role inreforming drug policy<br />Raising awareness<br />Promoting sensible policies (state & campus)<br />Acting as a voice for WVU students<br />
  11. 11. YOUR role in reforming drug policy<br />Go around the room, ask everyone what their role is; why they want to get involved, what pisses them off about the war on drugs<br />
  12. 12. But how will this look on my resume?!<br />Being active in any extracurricular organization (even a controversial one) is good experience<br />SSDP has active and respected chapters at some of the best schools in the country, including Brown University, Penn State, American, and NYU<br />Many SSDPers go on to…<br />Lots of orgs recruit from SSDP (if you are looking for a job in drug policy or any nonprofit advocacy)<br />

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