Engage Wallingford's community resources to produce healthy, caring, and responsible citizens by raising awareness and reducing substance abuse among our youth...
The Coalition for a Better Wallingford is a grassroots organization established in 2012 in response to the drug and alcohol addiction/abuse among teens and young adults in the community. From 2010 to 2013 there were 53 documented drug abuse deaths and hundreds of overdoses in Wallingford. The statistics are unfortunately common and very familiar in all communities through Connecticut and the United States.
Our main goal is to bring awareness that Substance and Alcohol addiction/abuse is happening in our community. The best way to help parents, young adults and kids is to education them on the harms of these substances and alcohol to prevent more overdoses and deaths.
We want to engage Wallingford’s community resources to produce healthy, caring and responsible citizens by raising awareness and reducing substance abuse among our youth.
Submit Written Testimony
- There are two legislative committee hearings for marijuana legalization bills on Friday, March 22, with different Bill numbers for each. Please send your written testimony to both.
- For testimony to be included in the record, you must email it in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. It’s preferable to email your testimony on or before the day of the hearing (March 22, 2019), but it can be submitted anytime during the day of the hearing as well. The email subject line should be: “Testimony opposed to SB-1085.” (SB means Senate Bill)
- Next: send the same Word or PDF document with the following changes to the firstname.lastname@example.org “Dear Members of the General Law Committee” and “Opposed to HB 7371” (HB means House Bill).
- In your cover email include your full name and town, and state the bill number for which you are offering testimony, and whether you support or oppose to the bill. Include your name and town in the Word document or PDF too (don’t include any other personal contact information as the document will become part of the public record and posted online).
- IMPORTANT: Send same testimony via separate emails to both your state Senator and Representative asking them to oppose the bills. Look them up
Capitol News Briefing on the Issue of Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use in Connecticut
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