Dear Wayward Bill & Others
The 2010 fall semester brings with it SSDP’s largest chapter network to date. SSDP now has chapters on 135 college campuses throughout the U.S., and we expect to reach nearly 200 chapters by early 2011! We’re also holding five regional conferences across the country and will be hosting our first training conference at the University of Maryland in March.
Back to School Fundraising Drive
A donation of $100, $50, $25 or $10 to SSDP will help us provide materials and resources to our chapters so that they can wage successful campaigns on and off their campuses. Please consider making a one-time donation or signing up as a monthly sustainer and donating as little as $10 per month to SSDP.
If you can’t support us financially right now, you can help us grow by spreading the word and telling a friend about our Action Alert list, becoming a fan of us on Facebook, joining our Facebook Cause, and by following us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
Just Say Now!
We have officially launched our "Just Say Now" campaign with Firedoglake.com, one of the world’s biggest political blogs, to combine their online presence with our grassroots organizing strength. Together we will be working to identify supporters of marijuana reform across the country to get them engaged in the battle, while simultaneously attracting the attention of the nation and the world. Sign the petition and make a $10 donation to get your awesome Just Say Now sticker! Through the Just Say Now Campus Challenge our chapters are competing to see which school can gather the most signatures.
New Student Organizing Manual!
SSDP’s outreach staff has launched a revamped student organizing manual, arming every SSDP chapter and activist with guides on lobbying, working with the media, running productive meetings, organizing successful events and much more. Your donation of $20 will pay for 10 manuals to be printed and shipped to chapters!
SSDP Regional Conferences
Northeast Regional – October 16-17
University of Connecticut
Mid-Atlantic Regional – October 9-10
Virgina Commonwealth University
West Coast Regional – October 16
San Francisco State University
Mountain Plains Regional – November 6
University of Colorado Boulder
Midwest Regional – Date TBD
Kent State University
Help Us Reach 10,000 Fans on Facebook!
Are you a fan of SSDP on Facebook? We are currently at almost 10,000 fans and we hope that after this message is sent out, we will reach 15,000. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page and click "like". Then update your status with "I like SSDP! Can you do the same?" and attach this link: facebook.com/schoolsnotprisons
SSDP Training Conference and Lobby Day
SSDP is excited to be holding our first three-track training conference aimed at delivering chapter members with intensive participatory workshops and trainings on campaign management, running a chapter and lobbying.
Location: University of Maryland College Park
Date: March 17-19, 2011
Donate to our conference scholarship fund