Activism in New Paltz

Name

Students for Sensible Drug Policy 

What They Do

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) was founded in 1998 and is an international non-profit organization. Their mission is to educate, advocate for and discuss reforming drug policy in the United States. New Paltz SSDP is a group of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs. You may have seen SSDP members at their table at Thursday’s farmers market, where they take the opportunity to inform the SUNY New Paltz student population about sensible drug policy.

How to Get Involved

The SUNY New Paltz SSDP meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in SUB 402. Additionally, you may visit their table at the farmers market on Thursdays. Research SSDP and its history to learn more about sensible drug policy and what it means to you. 

Who to Contact

Follow and contact SSDP through their instagram         @newpaltzssdp or through their Facebook facebook.com/newpaltzssdp.

Name

New Paltz Updates 

What They Do

New Paltz Updates is an Instagram account that posts about upcoming events, meetings and incidents in New Paltz and the surrounding area with a focus on activism and politics. The account was created because the founder believes that updates on police brutality, climate change strikes and community events like Food Not Bombs are highly imperative. Additionally, New Paltz Updates sets out to support the campus and town community and they are in the process of creating an activist network or coalition to bring together local clubs and organizations.   

How to Get Involved

New Paltz Updates uses the Close Friends feature and the Highlights feature on Instagram to let people know about upcoming protests and other actions in advance. Direct Message the account if you would like to get added to the Close Friends list or if you want something posted. 

Who to Contact

To get involved with the events New Paltz Updates broadcasts about, reach out through Instagram @np_updates.


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