Attend the El Paso County Board of Health Meeting on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 7:30 am and sign up to speak in opposition to the needle exchange program. It is imperative that people attend and speak out against this proposal. It is an early morning meeting.
El Paso County Board of Health
Citizen Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Assessor's Training Room on the main floor
December 4th, 7:30 am
We already have a serious enough drug abuse problem in El Paso County. Handing out needles to drug users will increase drug use and make our streets even more unsafe. In Pueblo, where they already have a needle exchange program, there has been no significant, positive public health improvement yet the city is awash in discarded needles as reported by the Pueblo Chieftain. Increased drug use also means increased crime - as users try to find new ways to finance their habit. This is why El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder strongly opposes this needle exchange.
Please also email the following members of the El Paso County Board of Health and politely ask them to vote no on any needle exchange program which comes before them:
Doris Ralston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. James Terbush, email@example.com
Dr. Robert Bux, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Skorman, email@example.com
You can also call the Health Department at (719)578-3199.