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You can make real change simply by telling your stories...and encouraging clients, staff, supporters, partners to do the same.
"We have seen low-income adults go decades without addressing their oral health because they don’t have insurance and Medicaid won’t cover their care. And when they finally do see a dentist, it’s because the pain has become unbearable. This is not a sustainable way to fund this most basic and essential form of health care."
HB 190: Good Samaritan Law Expansion
This bill expands the list of crimes for which "Good Samaritans" aiding a person experiencing an overdose cannot be charged to include all misdemeanors.
Stories can be in the form of an email, a phone call that’s transcribed, a pre-recorded video or a recorded Zoom meeting.
Joanna can include them in written testimony that will influence the hearings.
"No-one wants to hear from me - they want to hear from you! People sharing real experiences with legislators is the most impactful way to influence legislation. They need to know there is a problem to be solved.” - Joanna Diamond, Director of Public Policy