Call Script

Hi Representative/Senator [THEIR NAME]

My name is ________, and I am a constituent living in [YOUR CITY/NEIGHBORHOOD]. I am calling today to urge [YOUR REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR] to co-sponsor [HB 119/SB 516], the Illinois Drug Reuse Opportunity Program Act. 

 

In Illinois, unused prescription medication in sealed, tamper-evident packaging that is no longer needed by a patient cannot legally be donated to a needy patient. 


Each year, over $5B of unused medicine is destroyed in the US, while at the same time, 1-in-4 patients cannot afford the prescriptions they need to stay healthy. 


Every pound of medicine redistributed prevents up to 30,000 pounds of waste from redistributed medicine.


Here in Illinois, we can do better. Thirty-eight states have laws establishing drug redistribution programs and 21 states currently have operational repository programs. 


Help Illinois' water quality, air quality, and patients in need. Please co-sponsor [HB119/SB 516].


Thank you. 

 

Email Script

Dear Representative/Senator [THEIR NAME],

 

I’m ________, and I’m a constituent living in [YOUR CITY/NEIGHBORHOOD]. I’m writing to urge you to co-sponsor [HB 119/SB 516] the Illinois Drug Reuse Opportunity Program Act.

In Illinois, unused prescription medication in sealed, tamper-evident packaging that is no longer needed by a patient cannot legally be donated to a needy patient. 

Each year, over $5B of unused medicine is destroyed in the US, while at the same time, 1-in-4 patients cannot afford the prescriptions they need to stay healthy. 

Every pound of medicine redistributed prevents up to 30,000 pounds of waste from redistributed medicine.

Here in Illinois, we can do better. Thirty-eight states have laws establishing drug redistribution programs and 21 states currently have operational repository programs. 

Help Illinois' water quality, air quality, and patients in need. Please co-sponsor [HB119/SB 516].

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]