WASHINGTON– On Thursday, September 21 Representatives Kevin Kiley (R-CA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) will hold a press call following the introduction of their new legislation to save lives by educating students about the dangers of fentanyl poisoning. They will be joined by parent advocates and educators to make brief remarks and answer questions.
The Fentanyl Awareness for Children and Teens in Schools (FACTS) Act will be introduced Thursday, which is National Opioid Awareness Day. The legislation will work to reduce student deaths from synthetic opioid overdose and develop an interagency task force at the federal level to fight the synthetic opioid crisis through education and prevention.
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Questions can be directed to Natalie Crofts (Bonamici) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-225-0855 and Michael Rauber (Kiley) at email@example.com or 202-579-0852
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT)
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Congressman Kevin Kiley (R-CA)
Laura Didier, Song for Charlie Outreach Director and parent who lost her son Zach at 17 to a fake pill
Kristen Gustafson, Drug & Alcohol Intervention Program Educator with the Beaverton School District
Ed Ternan, Song for Charlie