Friday 11/15: Advocates Rally to Call on State for Urgent Action During Final Tour Stop of NYS Senate Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention Joint-Task Force

MEDIA ADVISORY

Thursday, November 14, 2019

 

Contact:

Keith Brown keith@katalcenter.org | (518) 527-6263

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Friday 11/15: Advocates Rally to Call on State for Urgent Action During Final Tour Stop of NYS Senate Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention Joint-Task Force

 

The Joint-Task Force’s Leadership Signals the Senate’s Commitment to Prioritizing Evidence-Based Legislation to Address the Overdose Crisis

 

Albany, NY: On Friday, November 15th, Capital Region advocates and allies from across New York State will hold a rally in the Capitol LOB prior to the final stop on the state-wide tour of the Senate Task Force. Speakers will urge the Task Force to move away from the criminalization-focused previous Republican Heroin Task Force, and to use the statewide tour to recognize the evidence-based, lifesaving interventions yet to be implemented in New York State. These interventions include rapidly increased funding for harm reduction services across the State; universal access to medication-assisted treatment; increased supportive housing; implementation of safer consumption spaces, and the decriminalization of public health tools. Speakers also will call out the Governor’s inaction on implementing these lifesaving interventions--including his pending signature on the bipartisan bill S5935/A7246.

  • WHAT: Community Press Conference at Albany Senate Overdose Task Force Stop
  • WHEN: Friday November 15th 9:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Well staircase, Legislative Office Building (LOB)
  • WHO: Capital Region residents and NY State allies impacted by overdose and the war on drugs, organizations working for reform, regional task forces, local treatment and recovery organizations, and members of the End Overdose NY Coalition

 

To find out more about End Overdose NY, visit www.endoverdoseny.com

 

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