December 2: Attend our New Hampshire Presidential Town Hall, “A Healthier & Safer New Hampshire: Solving Our Alcohol and Drug Problem,” in Plaistow, NH. Thanks to all of the sponsoring organizations! Read NH planning committee member Susan McKeown’s story.
December 5: Deadline for applications for New England regional representative to Faces & Voices board of directors.
Recovery Advocacy Teleconference Series
January 30: Recovery Voices Count; February 27: Recovery Community Centers Part 1; March 26: Recovery Community Centers Part 2. Mark you calendar, details to follow.
Do you have 5 or more years of recovery? Participate in an online survey
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) invites individuals with 5 or more years of recovery to participate in a brief online survey...Learn more
Fall 2007 issue of Rising!
Read the latest issue of Rising! to find out about how over 30,000 recovery advocates came together at over 60 events around the country to participate in Rally for Recovery! and add an advocacy component to their Recovery Month celebrations.
Second Chance Act clears important hurdle
Thanks to the advocacy of a broad coalition of organizations and advocates around the country, the Second Chance Act, H.R. 1593, a bill to support individuals reentering communities after incarceration, passed the US House or Representatives by a vote of 347 to 62. The next step is a vote in the US Senate, where the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the bill, S. 1060. The Senate is expected to vote on it when Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess. Learn more...
Federal funding bill for SAMHSA, NIDA, NIAA
The bill that provides fiscal year (FY) 2008 funding for programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism was vetoed by President Bush and there were not enough votes in the House to override the veto. Learn more...
Recovery Solutions Magazine's latest issue features an interview with Dr. Westley Clark, Director of the federal government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Johnny Allem, president and CEO of the Johnson Institute and a Faces & Voices board member.
The "Total Recovery" program is a new Detroit, MI-based recovery radio show featuring Rev. Timothy Thompson Sr., Emmanuel House Recovery Program; Rev. Charles Christian Adams and Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; and Andre Johnson, President/CEO, Detroit Recovery Project. The program airs on Saturdays from 1:00-1:30 and is available online at www.wexl1340.com.
The Changemakers competition is seeking innovative advocacy and programs for helping young men ages 15 to 25 become successful adults. Learn more...
Camp Wellstone is offering a citizen activist training in Long Beach, CA on December 7-9 for people interested in citizen lobbying, issue advocacy and community organizing.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
If you are a member of the military or a federal employee, please support our recovery advocacy movement by designating Faces & Voices of Recovery through the CFC. Please enter our CFC code #12486 on your pledge card during this fall's fund drive.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!