Sen. Brooks Invites Residents to Call in to a Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Heroin and Opioids March 21

HARRISBURG (March 6, 2017)  Residents are invited to learn more about combating Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis during a special Tele-Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

State Senator Michele Brooks urges residents to take part in this event, which is part of a statewide effort to gather information on how this growing epidemic is affecting Pennsylvania’s families and what can be done to battle addiction and save lives. 

If you are interested in participating, you can sign up before March 21 at www.acommonwealthcrisis.com, or by texting the keyword “talkheroin” to 828282. After registering, you will receive a phone call just minutes before the town hall starts to enable you to listen in, ask questions and hear responses.  

“We are losing a generation to these drugs.  To stop this deadly epidemic, legislators are working with teachers, doctors, police officers, prosecutors and more to try to reduce the availability of addictive drugs, improve drug treatment and promote drug education, but we need your help and feedback,” Brooks said. “This event provides a unique opportunity for residents to join the conversation about this Commonwealth crisis without having to travel to a set location.”

The event will be led by State Senator Gene Yaw, who chairs the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.  He will be joined by knowledgeable professionals to answer your questions about heroin and opioid addiction and what the Legislature is doing to curb the abuse and misuse of these dangerous drugs.

CONTACT:  Diane McNaughton

(717) 787-6725

dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov