Pictured: W-BAD Connecticut representative Pam Pinto presents her state’s public recognition of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2018 at Act Natural’s Walk/Run For Your Life event
PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WORLD BENZODIAZEPINE AWARENESS DAY
State Recognition in the United States
We’re off to a good start, but we need your help to spread the word about the dangers of benzodiazepines. The purpose of obtaining resolutions in each U.S. State is for official public acknowledgment and awareness of the day, and to put benzodiazepines on the radar of state legislators in hopes that, perhaps, other bills — like the one in Massachusetts — will materialize.
Look for your state’s politicians using any of the following resources:
- OpenStates.org – Find your legislator tool.
- USA.gov’s lists of Elected Officials – Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders.
Or, you can Google who your politicians are.
Next, please send the following two items to your state representative:
- The W-BAD resolution that was filed in Massachusetts
- One of the two sample letterswe have created for you (follow the instructions atop each sample letter to personalize them). Click on the images below to go to the sample letters:
Existing resolution proclamations A-Z (click the photo for full size):
Massachusetts: GovernorSonja, MA's W-BAD state rep, says of the 2018 MA Governor's resolution: "Both the MA senate AND the Governors' office officially recognize W-BAD 2018! To you MA. Res, Gov. Charlie Baker says that he "urges all citizens of The Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance"
W-BAD Representatives who are trying to contact their legislators in an effort to recognize World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day can be found on the W-BAD team page.