Who: Anyone who wants better prevention, treatment and recovery services for those struggling with a substance use disorder
What: The Maryland legislature will convene on January 14th. We need representatives from around the state to meet with their elected officials prior to that, as well as during the session, to educate them on the issues and let them know why these issues are a top priority. We stand a better chance of being successful if we can get everyone on board with a single policy agenda, a good strategic plan, and a unified voice
When: Sunday, December 28th
10:30 — 11:00 Meet fellow advocates from around the state. Enjoy pastries, muffins and bagels with juice and coffee, compliments of Heroin Action Coalition.
11:00 — 12:30 Members of Heroin Action Coalition will present a unified policy agenda comprised of issues that advocates from around the state have been working on.
Jason DeLizio, a Maryland lobbyist, will present an overview of how the legislature works, and how we can best impact the process to achieve our goals in 2015.
Where: The State House Inn
25 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401-1904
Why: Overdose death is now the leading cause of unexpected death in the state –higher than car crash fatalities, homicides, or suicides.
Our children continue to die at an unprecedented rate, without an adequate response from our state leaders or a comprehensive strategy for solving the problem.
In order for better prevention, treatment and recovery services to become a reality, our voice must be heard by those committed to serving us –our elected officials!
–If they do not know our story, If we fail to ask for what we want –they cannot give us what we need!
R.S.V.P. to Lisa Lowe, Heroin Action Coalition