This drug war clock shows your tax
dollars at work!
Totals are 'up to the second' so far this year.
Can you afford prohibition?
Welcome to Students for Sensible
at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire!
SSDP at UWEC is committed to fighting injustices of the War on Drugs. The failed drug war has wasted billions of dollars of taxpayers money, and has torn apart families across the nation through the use of mandatory minimum sentencing. Recent laws were passed that take away educational opportunities from students caught with any amount of illegal substances. Most people agree-- we need to reform current drug laws.
Founded in 1995, this organization was originally called CHILI-- the Campus Hemp Information and Legalization Initiative. Although the name of the group has been officially changed, the name CHILI will not be forgotten. Due to the absurd nature of the polices that we are fighting to change, our members are very dedicated and highly motivated. We urge you to get active and join us in our efforts to bring justice back to the land of the free.
Drug Free Campaign
SSDP is looking for a drug free student!
$100 will be awarded to the first drug free UWEC student that applies. For purposes of this reward, the term “drug free” means that you have not used or had in your possession any drug in the year prior to your application and will not until after the award; the term “drug” is defined as articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; any medical or recreational substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and substances (other than food) which affect the structure or any function of the human body or mind.
If you are Drug Free and have been for the past year, use the email link below to request an application. You will be sent a qualifying application via email to determine your eligibility for this reward.
By applying, you authorize SSDP to use and publish your name and photograph.
Application Deadline: Applications will be taken from March 15th through April 15th 2006.
Request an application
SSDP and ACLU Sue Federal Government
Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project have
filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of denying financial aid to
college students because of past drug convictions. This is a class action
lawsuit, so if you know someone who has been denied aid because of the Higher
Education Act Drug Provision penalty, he or she might be eligible to be a plaintiff.
Please visit the SSDP website to find out what steps you can take.
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We ended the year with our n'th (8th? we lost count) annual Hemp Festival. It was a lot of work, but a good time was had by all. Great speakers, good people to hang with.
Autumn Groove should be even bigger & better!
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We ended "Just Say Know" week with a fun fundraising / awareness raising event called "The emperor wears no clothes."
Barton Black came to rally the troops with a rousing speech and heady poetry. Barton, you are welcome back any time. Thanks to the bands who donated time and awesome talent. The show started with Dinner With Greg, and Day Old Bread took it and passed it on to Chattahoochee Soul Food. A better time could not be found in Eau Claire that evening.
Thanks for coming out and supporting us. Let's do it again!
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During this years "Just Say Know" week, we asked the libertarian gubernatorial candidate Ed Thompson to come and speak at UW Eau Claire. Thompson, now mayor of Tomah, was happy to speak for UWEC's local SSDP chapter.
He addressed student concerns about tuition hikes without boosts in financial aid, citing waste such as the huge pay increases university administrators have given themselves this year. Mayor Thompson spoke about using industrial hemp as a way to save the family farm, and reduce environmental degradation in northern Wisconsin.
Thompson was quick to point out that he neither smokes nor drinks, and does not advocate the use of drugs, legal or illegal. Thompson went on to stress his strong support for personal liberty stating "as long as you are not hurting anyone else, you should be able to do what you like in your own home."
Thanks to all who helped make the Giveaway a success! We got excellent coverage on several Radio News Shows, Two TV Stations, the School Newspaper, the Local Paper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and AP carried it as far away as Dallas TX. Some news papers got it all wrong though. Check out the Pittsburgh rag.
Here are a few of the news stories we captured:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dallas - Fort Worth
TV News - TV News (small)
Last updated: March 8, 2006.