Northam, Herring, Fairfax to Trump: Declare opioid crisis national emergency
Democratic Party statewide candidates Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Justin Fairfax penned a letter to President Trump asking for the fulfillment of his promise made over a month ago to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.
“We want to work with you on this issue, Mr. President. We care deeply about ensuring that fewer Virginians have to undergo the devastation that opioid addiction wreaks on a family. We know this epidemic doesn’t lend itself to simple solutions like more arrests, or simple messages like ‘just stop using.’ We know it’s a complex problem that calls for a multifaceted solution. That is why we ask today for the fulfillment of your promise to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.”
Read the full letter here.