27 June 2018

AAN Continues Ad Campaign Encouraging Congress To Keep Fighting Back Against Opioid Crisis

$2 million campaign supports Congress’ efforts following House passage of more than 50 bills to curb deadly opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON – On the heels of the House’s work to curb the opioid epidemic, American Action Network (@AAN) is continuing a $2 million digital and mail campaign encouraging the House to keep tackling this crisis and urging the Senate to act quickly and pass legislation. According to reports, “drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.” The bipartisan district-specific ad campaign features a mother detailing the impact opioids have had on her family and thanking members of Congress for their efforts to curb this deadly crisis. View a complete list of the 28 districts targeted here.

“In the course of the last two weeks, the House has passed more than 50 bills in the bipartisan effort to prevent opioid addiction, promote treatment and recovery for addiction, and protect communities from this deadly crisis,” said Corry Bliss, AAN Executive Director. “While this is a great start, there is more work to be done and AAN encourages Republicans and Democrats in Congress to keep up their efforts to combat this epidemic that is affecting so many families across the country.”

Watch the ad here.

SCRIPT

KELLY: Our son began his journey to addiction in ninth grade.

After Joel tore his ACL, they gave him OxyContin.

This March, Joel died from a heroin overdose.

With all the arguing in Washington, the opioid epidemic hasn’t gotten enough attention.

But [member of Congress] is working with Republicans and Democrats to make a difference.

Call [member of Congress].

Thank [him/her] for fighting against opioid addiction.

This campaign brings AAN’s recent advocacy push supporting Congress’ efforts to combat the opioid epidemic to $2 million in spending to date. More information on the previous ad campaign can be found here.


Courtney Alexander

Communications Director