Action Alert

Keep Needle Exchange Bill Moving in Texas
May 9, 2007

DPA members have truly made history!

Your actions led to the passage of SB 308 by the Texas Senate. This life-saving legislation will allow Texas health care professionals to use needle exchange as part of their HIV prevention efforts. Now we need your continued support to get SB 308/HB 856-HB 1846 passed by the Texas House! SB 308/HB 856-HB 1846 will soon be heard by the House Public Health Committee. Please take a minute to tell committee members to support this critically important legislation.

Make Your Voice Heard. Take Action Now

Your persistence and support were major factors in the successful passage of needle exchange through the Senate, and we need to demonstrate just as much, if not more, support to the members of the House, where resistance is stronger. Please take the time to send a fax to members of the Public Health Committee and urge them to listen to the testimony, carefully consider the facts and vote in favor of SB 308/HB 856-HB 1846.

If you would like to take an extra step, call or write your own Representative and ask that they co-sponsor HB 856/HB 1846- the House companions to SB 308. Find your representative’s contact information.

We want to thank you sincerely for your participation, and encourage you to see this victory as evidence that your voice has been heard and represented! We are proud of our members who are contributing to this success and urge you to keep up the good work!

Together we can make a difference!

For more information on how you can support SB 308/HB 856-HB 1846, contact our wonderful allies at the Texas ACLU who are leading the fight against injection-related HIV and hepatitis C in Texas.

Chris Bernard
Access Project

Thank you for all of your support!

Roseanne Scotti
Drug Policy Alliance

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