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Monday, October 19, 2009

Faces And Voices of Recovery

the following is reprinted from the FAVOR October 1 newsletter. we highly recommend you visit their website at they do amazing and important advocacy on the local, state, and federal levels.

Rally for Recovery! and Recovery Month

Help us spread the word about all of the incredible events that took place during this year’s Rally for Recovery! and 20 th anniversary of Recovery Month. In some communities, people came together for the first time ever for picnics and walks. In others, well-established annual events attracted thousands of people. Help us raise the national profile of the incredible work that you are doing in your community.

Please send us your photographs, news articles and video clips so that we can spread the word about the history that you made! And share your success with the Recovery Month Planning partners by going to the Recovery Month web site and posting your event, even if it’s already happened. We’ve been hearing about some great new organizing strategies that groups used and look forward to sharing them with you next year.

Recovery Advocacy in Action – Walter Ginter

Faces & Voices Profiles of Recovery Advocacy in Action series continues with Bill White’s June 2009 interview with Walter Ginter on advocacy for medication-assisted recovery. Learn more...

Wellstone-Domenici parity law

It’s almost one year since the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act was signed into law. Right now three federal agencies are developing regulations for its implementation. Seventy two members of Congress signed on to a letter circulated by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) asking the Departments of Labor; Health and Human Services; and Treasury to issue strong and timely regulations to carry out the Act. Thanks to everyone who called their US Representative. If your Representative signed on, please take a minute to thank him or her! We’ll keep you posted on further developments.

National Health Reform

Members of Congress are continuing their deliberations on national health reform. So far, the Senate and the House proposals would cover addiction and mental illness treatment and recovery support on a par with other health conditions. Learn more…

2009 Recovery Advocacy Teleconference Series now on mp3

Thanks to all of the speakers and participants in this year’s teleconference series: Young People in Recovery; The Recovery Bill of Rights; National Health Care Reform; and Building Bridges to Long-Term Recovery. All are available online for listening and following along with the PowerPoint presentation. Click here!


Job Openings:

Washington, DC-based Policy Associate at the Legal Action Center to work on federal policy for people with criminal records. Learn more…

Washington, DC-based Research Analyst at the Sentencing Project to work on the organization's varied public education and advocacy activities. Learn more…

“Innovative Strategies in Reentry – the Emerging Role of Correctional Industries” is a free satellite/internet broadcast from the National Institute of Corrections on October 7. Correctional industries prepare individuals who are released from incarceration for employment and the broadcast will focus on strategies including skills certification, collaboration with businesses and the community. To find out more, click here.

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