Thursday, August 17, 2006

JUST SAY KNOW: You're invited to SSDP's Conference!

Register for SSDP's conference today

It is with excitement and much anticipation that I announce Students for Sensible Drug Policy's 8th annual conference: "Just Say Know!” This historic event, which will take place at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC on the weekend of November 17-19, promises to be the biggest and best SSDP conference to date, and we hope that you will decide to be a part of it.

To find out more details about the conference, including information regarding travel, lodging, events, financial assistance, and tabling, visit

For too long, our government has had a strict "Just Say No" policy regarding drugs. They have just said "No" to scientific research; "No" to public health; "No" to privacy rights; "No" to common sense; and a great big "No" to a better future. Over the past eight years, a chorus of young voices has swelled in opposition to the government's disastrous War on Drugs. Our counter-message has been simple but powerful:


-On Friday, November 17th, our DARE Generation Lobby Day will give hundreds of young people from across the U.S. the opportunity to bring our demands for sensible drug policies to Congress’s doorstep.

-On Saturday, November 18th, our Drug War Education Day will refresh and enhance these students' knowledge of failed Drug War policies, and will encourage them to discuss sensible alternatives.

-On Sunday, November 19th, our Activist Training Day will prepare a generation of activists to return to their campuses with the skills and know-how necessary to change destructive drug policies.

To register for the conference today, please visit

If you are a poor college or high school student - as most of our activists are - don't let the costs of registration, travel, and lodging deter you from deciding to attend! We will work with you to secure funding from your school, and help with your fundraising efforts. We will also be offering registration discounts and scholarships to offset the cost of travel and lodging for students. In short; if you want to come, you are coming!

More info on financial assistance can be found at

If you support the work that SSDP is doing, and are not a poor student, please consider giving to our Conference Scholarship Fund. Because “Just Say Know” will provide a generation of new activists with valuable knowledge, training, and lobbying experience, sponsoring a student is one of the best ways you can support the drug policy reform movement. And best of all, your generosity will be doubled, since every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a good friend of SSDP!

To contribute to the Scholarship Fund, visit

As you likely know, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is one of very few national organizations that focus solely on student empowerment and campus activism. We believe in the power of young people, for no social cause has ever been successful without the foundation of a powerful student movement.

We know that you believe in that power too. And you’ll have the opportunity to see it in full force on November 17 – 19.

So what are you waiting for? Go to and start making your plans today!

I look forward to seeing you in November!

Micah Daigle, Field Director
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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