Campaign Launch Call: Save Lives and Pass LD 1975

Start: 2024-01-09 20:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

Join Representative Lydia Crafts and advocates on January 9th, 2024, at 7 PM for a the launch of the grassroots campaign to #SaveLives & #PassLD1975, which is aimed at addressing a pressing issue in our communities: the struggle of Mainers using substances to access the care they desperately need. This event will prepare advocates to testify at the public hearing on January 17th at 10AM in the Health and Human Services Committee.

Recent research indicates that around 17,000 Mainers actively seek treatment for substance use disorders but face insurmountable barriers. Only one 24/7 receiving center exists statewide, and the Maine Recovery Council is grappling with a financial shortfall hindering its efforts. Yes the Legislature currently spends $111 million annually on arrests, prosecutions, defense and incarceration.

It's time to reduce the harm and disruption this causes and give Mainers the care they deserve in the communities they live in. Join us to learn more about how you can get involved!
Partners for this call include the Maine Access Points, Church of Safe Injection, Maine Reentry Network, Maine Women's Lobby, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, Maine People's Alliance, Maine Drug Policy Lab, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, Maine Recovery Advocacy Project, Maine Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, Maine Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, American Nursing Association of Maine, Needle Point Sanctuary, commonspace, Behavioral Health Community Collaborative, and Maine Drug Policy Coalition.

If you would like to join the coalition let us know by filling out the form at