Monday, October 05, 2015

Hartzler launches anti-driug initiative for Fourth District

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) today announced the launch of an anti-drug initiative, “Take Back the District,” to raise awareness of the drug problem and spur action to combat substance abuse and addiction in Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District by bringing together law enforcement, parents, school officials, community leaders, and citizens.

“As a former teacher who was also a co-director of a program for at-risk teens, I have seen the devastation drugs can cause in the lives of our youth, their families, and our communities,”Hartzler asserted. “I am saddened to see that the scourge of drugs continues to devastate too many lives in our counties. This has got to stop. It’s time to unite and take action against this menace to set a new path for individuals and families in our district—one that is drug-free.”

“Creating an anti-drug initiative is a proactive attempt to stop the widespread drug problem so many of our communities are facing,” Hartzler continued. “Our communities are made strong by those living in them. By bringing everyone together to combat a common problem, I am sure we can make some real progress towards eradicating the looming and growing problem of substance abuse and addiction impacting so many families. This problem is not unique to Missouri’s Fourth. I am hopeful our progress can spread to other areas throughout the country.”

Congresswoman Hartzler is launching the “Take Back the District” anti-drug initiative with a conference, scheduled for October 19th, 2015 at Camp CUMCITO in Warsaw, Missouri. The public is invited and highly encouraged to come.

Panelists at the conference will share insights about the depth of Missouri’s drug problem as well as discuss ways forward in the fight to eradicate the problem. The conference will also highlight testimonies from people who have been freed from addiction, plans to establish drug courts in the district, and faith-based paths of rehabilitation.

For more information on Hartzler’s Anti-Drug Initiative visit the Congresswoman’s website at or contact the Congresswoman’s Harrisonville office by calling (816) 884-3411

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