Souder, who created the Aid Elimination Penalty in 1998, seeks to keep the law unchanged with his amendment, which would deny aid to any college student convicted of a drug crime - even first-time marijuana possession.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy generated thousands of calls to Capitol Hill yesterday and this morning after sending out an Action Alert.
If you think this law should be reformed or left unchanged, take action today. You can email your Congressional reps about any issue you like through a page on the HeadCount website or call your representative directly. Check out this little video from SDSP (starring me!) explaining how easy it is to do.
(Editor's Note: The HeadCount organization does not support or oppose this legislation, nor does it have a stance on drug policy. Our mantra is "Make Your Voice Heard" and we are proud to give Jon and the rest of our bloggers a platform through this forum).