Clinton Advisers Developing Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment Agenda
Campaign advisers are consulting advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign stances on these issues. Opiate addiction is taking a heavy toll in New Hampshire and becoming a larger problem in Iowa.
The Washington Post:
Clinton’s Campaign Will Make Substance Abuse, Mental Health Key Issues
Clinton senior policy advisers Ann O'Leary and Maya Harris participated in Google hangouts Friday with treatment providers, law enforcement officers, local politicians and others in Iowa and New Hampshire, a Clinton aide said. The groups discussed the scourge of opiate addiction, which is decimating New Hampshire and is a growing problem in Iowa, and the use of methamphetamines in Iowa. (Zezima, 5/31)
The Associated Press:
Clinton Advisers Begin Developing Substance Abuse Policies
Top advisers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign are speaking with substance abuse prevention advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign policies around drug addiction and treatment. Ann O'Leary and Maya Harris, two top policy advisers to the campaign, held video conferences last week with leading advocates in both early voting states, campaign officials said. Clinton said in April she would make mental health and substance abuse treatment a "big part" of her campaign after hearing about it on the trail in both states. (5/31)