UPDATE: PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED-Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:00 PM, Room 438 State House
CALL TO ACTION!!!
A bill will be heard by the Judiciary Committee this session that will have an impact on many of us in regards to our civil rights. LD 1738 “An Act To Improve Maine’s Involuntary Commitment Processes” is NOT a good thing for consumer/survivor/ex-patients living in Maine. There are many problems with this bill which has been submitted by the Maine Hospital Association through Rep. Malaby and co-sponsored by Rep. Sanderson and Rep Sirocki.
WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND OPPOSE THIS BILL!
OUR LIVES COULD VERY WELL DEPEND ON US DEFEATING IT!
You can read the bill at this link:
Please email me if you are willing to help. We need people to make calls, write testimony and present testimony at the Public Hearing. The Disability Rights Center (DRC) will be assisting in providing education about the bill and their Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council will be helping individuals write testimony. We need numbers and we need to be organized to show strong opposition.
Please share with others that would be interested!