Save the Office of National Drug Control Policy!

The White House proposed budget for FY2018 will reportedly cut spending for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by 95%. Resources to address the opioid epidemic are needed now more than ever. ONDCP provides critical coordination of the federal response to the drug issue and essential programs such as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program and Drug Free Communities program. 

We urge you to send the below email to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the White House to express your disagreement with this proposed budget and to save the Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

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Save the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Dear [Decision Maker],

I write to urge you to oppose any cuts to federal funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Every day in the United States, 144 people die from a drug overdose - more than car accidents and gun violence. Families and communities are in desperate need of resources to combat the current opioid epidemic.

Now is not the time to eliminate resources, such as the High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area program and the Drug-Free Communities program, which provide the largest coordinated response to the heroin epidemic and empower communities across the country. ONDCP is the only agency accountable for prioritizing the drug issue and coordinating the national response, including prevention, intervention, treatment, law enforcement and recovery support systems. Without adequate resources and support of ONDCP, the opioid epidemic will only get worse.

We urge you to oppose any cuts to ONDCP in the FY2018 budget. Furthermore, we urge you to support efforts to reverse the current opioid epidemic and provide additional resources to those suffering from addiction.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Recipients

  • President Donald J. Trump
  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative
  • Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn III
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin
  • Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan
  • House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
  • Director Mick Mulvaney
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
  • Targeted recipients based on your address