‘Save our Communities!’ Rep. Gina Mosbrucker holds drug crisis town hall meeting in Toppenish

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, has scheduled a town hall meeting on the statewide drug crisis, Tuesday, Sept. 5, on the Yakama Tribal Reservation in Toppenish.

Earlier this year, Mosbrucker was one of the lead negotiators of the so-called “Blake Fix” legislation, passed by the Legislature during a one-day special session on May 16, that provides a combination of accountability and treatment for those abusing drugs.

“Over the past two years since the state Supreme Court ruled against Washington’s felony drug possession law, we’ve seen an explosion of the use of hard drugs across our state. Thousands of people have died from overdoses of fentanyl, heroin, and other toxic drugs. This is impacting families in every community across Washington,” said Mosbrucker.

This will be the second “Save our Communities” town hall meeting Mosbrucker has held this year to give citizens the ability to discuss their concerns about the serious and growing problem of drug abuse, addiction, and deaths from overdoses of hard drugs, including fentanyl and heroin. The first one, on June 20 in Goldendale with Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer, had more than 150 people in attendance.

“We heard heartbreaking stories from families who have lost loved ones to deadly drugs,” said Mosbrucker. “This town hall meeting is an opportunity to listen to those affected and begin the process of saving our communities and healing our citizens from the scourge of this poison. We need to hear from everyone to help us come up with ideas and solutions as we draft legislation for the coming 2024 session.”

The town hall meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Toppenish Community Center, 600 N. Meyers Road in Toppenish. Local community, tribal and health officials will be in attendance and participating in panel discussions on the drug crisis.

WHAT: “Save our Communities” Drug Crisis Town Hall Meeting

WHO: Rep. Gina Mosbrucker 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept, 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Toppenish Community Center, 600 N. Meyers Road, Toppenish

For more information, contact Mosbrucker’s Olympia office: (360) 786-7856.


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