As federal and state legislators, we have a solemn obligation and duty to serve all of our constituents, and to work to solve the big problems facing our communities.
One such problem is the opioid and fentanyl epidemic that has impacted families and residents of all backgrounds in our districts in Northern Westchester and Putnam County.
Too many of our residents have lost their lives or the lives of loved ones to fentanyl and other opioids, and it’s something we have to put a stop to.
Earlier this year, we held an opioid roundtable at Carmel Town Hall with recovery groups, addiction service agencies, local law enforcement, community advocates and elected officials.
We heard some truly gut-wrenching stories about the impacts of substance use disorder and the impacts it has had on families in Putnam County and Northern Westchester.
In fact, this issue has hit close to home for both of us, and gives us more motivation to tackle the opioid, fentanyl and substance use disorder crises head-on.
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