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Friday, July 13, 2007

eNewsletter: July 13, 2007

The Recovery Community Organization: Toward A Working Definition and Description
“The Recovery Community Organization: Toward A Working Definition and Description,” is an article by Phillip Valentine, Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR); Bill White; and Pat Taylor. The authors would appreciate your comments and feedback.

New advocacy buttons from Faces & Voices of Recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery is releasing new buttons that you and others in the recovery community can wear to get out the message of long-term recovery and recovery advocacy. Click here to view and purchase our new “End Insurance Discrimination Now” button.

Help us decide on our new “I’m in Recovery and I Vote” button. Click here to view four versions of an “I’m in Recovery and I Vote” button and email us with your favorite by Friday, July 20th! Thanks.

Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
The House Committee on Education and Labor’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 1424, "The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 on July 10th. Learn more…

Key federal appropriations bills moving through Congress
Bills that set the levels of funding for the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism continue to move through Congress. Learn more…

Marylanders get democracy!
On July 2nd, the Voter Registration Protection Act of 2007 went into effect in Maryland, re-enfranchising more than 50,000 Maryland residents who have completed their felony sentences of prison, parole and probation. Previously, only nonviolent ex-offenders could vote after a three-year waiting period, all others faced a lifetime voting ban. For a downloadable flyer and more information on this important victory, click here.

Faces & Voices' new Administrative Assistant
Faces & Voices welcomes Jared Hess to our staff as our new Administrative Assistant. Jared grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Political Science. He has previous experience doing public policy work in the public and private sectors. He has a deep passion for recovery advocacy as he is a person in long-term recovery, which means that he has not used drugs or alcohol since January 2003. Welcome!

The ABC’s of Effective Advocacy, is a CADCA satellite broadcast/webcast for advocates wanting to learn more about how to connect with elected officials and become a valuable resource of credible information to them. July 26, 2007 from 1-2 pm EDT. Learn more…
The Case Foundation’s “Make It Your Own Awards” 2007 program is looking for individuals or small organizations that are using collaborative, community-driven solutions to solve a problem. Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded. Learn more…