When I was the
governor of Massachusetts, I witnessed the damage
wreaked by an epidemic of drug and alcohol use. I
saw the great costs, both personal and financial,
and I saw that it was up to me to do something about
That's why I
know that state governments are on the front lines
in this battle. And it's why I know that the
Blueprint for the States report has the power to
create groundbreaking change in the way our nation
deals with drug and alcohol problems.
write today to ask you to remind your state
legislators and governor that this Blueprint that
will save lives is in the mail. Join
Together is sending copies of this report to state
legislators and governors in all 50 states, with the
help of many Join Together subscribers who donated
to the effort. Now we need you to get them to read
it and take action by holding hearings based on its recommendations.
Click here to send a message to your
lawmakers, along with a link to the Blueprint that
will save lives - so they can download it for a
Why do I
believe so strongly in the Blueprint report's
recommendations? As a former governor, I know how
difficult it can be to enact real, long-term change.
I would have welcomed a clear set of recommendations
like the ones set forth
And yet it's
possible that this Blueprint to save lives wouldn't
have made it to my desk. Like most governors, I was
often so busy keeping up with the problems
associated with drug and alcohol use - the very
problems that this important set of recommendations
addresses! - that it was hard to make time for
Don't let your elected leaders and
candidates miss out on the Blueprint for the States
report. Click here now to send a message.
the November elections are just weeks away,
so your candidates are listening to you.
After you've sent your message, print out a
Blueprint that will save lives and take it with you
to candidate forums. Ask candidates to commit to
hold hearings on the recommendations.
Click here to find all the resources
you'll need to get the Blueprint to candidates. The more attention we can bring to this
important set of recommendations, the better - for
our states, and for our people.
Thank you for
all that you do. Remember to vote on November
7th. You can make a difference.