Join Me for My Tele-Town Hall on the PA Heroin/Opioid Crisis
Please join me for my second special Telephone Town Hall meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17th from the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
We will be focusing on Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic and will bring together senators from across Southwestern Pennsylvania and experts from across the Commonwealth to answer questions about heroin and opioid addiction and what the Legislature is doing to curb the use of these dangerous drugs.
Nearly 3,400 drug-related overdose deaths were reported in Pennsylvania in 2015, an increase of more than 23 percent over 2014. In approximately four out of five of those deaths, the presence of heroin or at least one opioid was reported. This event is part of a statewide effort to gather information on how the growing epidemic is affecting Pennsylvania and what can be done to save lives and battle addiction.
Those interested in taking part in the call can participate by:
Once signed up, you will receive a phone call a few moments before the town hall meeting begins. Audio streaming for the tele-town hall will also be available online.
Working together, we need to find ways to battle this growing public health crisis. This tele-Town hall offers residents in my district a chance to join in the conversation about this crisis facing our Commonwealth.
Event to Honor Vietnam Era Veterans
I am hosting an event to honor veterans who served during the Vietnam era at two special ceremonies to be held during the month of November in Somerset and Uniontown.
The first ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, at the Somerset Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, 645 South Columbia Avenue, Somerset PA.
The second will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 19, at the Laurel Highlands High School Auditorium, 304 Bailey Avenue. Uniontown, PA.
The commemorative event will be held in conjunction with the Department of Defense as part of a nationwide tribute to Vietnam era veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war.
A special Vietnam veteran’s lapel pin has been produced as part of the program and will be distributed to attending veterans and widows of Vietnam era veterans.
The heroes who served during Vietnam faced incredible dangers and made incredible sacrifices. In many cases, returning veterans were not given the respect they deserved following their service. I am hopeful that these events will serve as a reminder that their efforts are deeply appreciated.
In order to be recognized at the event and receive the commemorative pin, a recipient must be a United States military veteran who served on active duty at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location.
Registration is required for this event: www.senatorstefano.com/vietnam-veterans-50th.
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