Mr. President SIGN THE DECLARATION declaring the opioid crisis is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY
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Mr. President, recently you announced that the opioid crisis is a national emergency. You also stated that "we're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis", none of which can begin until you sign the declaration.
Time is of the essence here!! 142 people are dying every day!! Since you announced this national emergency two weeks ago 1,988 people have died here in America. I don't have to tell you more people have died in this epidemic than in the Vietnam war. Or more people are dying now more than from guns or car accidents. Or every 3 weeks people are dying equivalent to 9/11. I don't have to tell you this. You already know.
What I can tell you is I am one of those parents who've lost a child in this epidemic and sadly have many friends who have lost a child as well. We can no longer fight for our child, but we can fight for others so that they may get the opportunity to recovery in which our child did not have. So I beg you Mr. President, choose!! Sign this national emergency declaration under either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. Or both!! But please choose and sign that declaration. We need you Mr. President to save our children, now.
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