HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is inviting residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, as well as other interested individuals across the Commonwealth, to join him for a special telephone town hall discussion on heroin and opioid addiction.
The event will be held on Monday, June 13th, 2016, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, and will feature guests Barry Denk, Director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and Dr. Nancy Falvo, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board Member and Professor of Nursing at Clarion University.
The tele-town hall format allows community residents to participate in a discussion on the issues without the need to travel throughout the region. Participants may ask questions or simply remain on the line to listen to the discussion. Residents can sign up for the event in advance by visiting Sen. Yaw’s website at www.senatorgeneyaw.com.
The event will also feature a live audio stream page that allows smartphone, tablet and computer users to listen in and submit questions for the Senator online. A link to the live audio stream will be available on the Senator’s website immediately prior to the event.
On June 2nd, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative research agency of the General Assembly concluded its 10th public hearing on the heroin and opioid crisis in the state. Beginning in 2014, the hearings were chaired by Senator Yaw and sought to bring attention to the growing epidemic. The Center has issued two substantive reports detailing testimony and legislative recommendations in 2014 and 2015. A third report will be released later this year.
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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff