End Overdose NOW!
Tell Your Reps to End Overdose and Expand Access to Treatment
Sample Letter to Reps
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Subject: End Overdose & Expand Access to Treatment NOW
The overdose crisis is alive and well in New Jersey. The raw truth is that over the course of 2020, throughout the pandemic, overdose deaths in NJ increased from 3,021 in 2019 to 3,046 in 2020, and 540 people died in the short time span from January 1, 2021 until February 28, 2021.
In order to effectively end preventable overdose deaths we must pass policy solutions that meet people who use drugs where they are at and make access to lifesaving services and treatments – such as Naloxone and Medication Assisted Treatments – more widely available and affordable. That is why we are calling on you to support four key pieces of legislation that will expand access to these resources. These bills include S3800/A5703, S3802/A5595, S3491/A5457 and S3803/A5495.
Please support these bills by voting YES so that we can ensure our communities have what we need to prevent overdose deaths, recover from addiction, and shape our lives into what we imagine they can be.
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