Today, we are asking you to create a fundraising page for your upcoming Sober Anniversary and ask your friends and family to contribute—in your honor—to Oregon Recovers efforts to turn the tide on our state’s addiction crisis and get more people into long-term recovery.
As you know, Oregon Recovers is an advocacy campaign working to transform Oregon’s fractured and incomplete addiction recovery system into a world-class system of care for Oregonians impacted by substance use disorders. Since launching our campaign six months ago we’ve made incredible strides:
- On September 30th, 2017 we brought over 1,000 recovering people and their allies together under the Oregon Recovers banner at the Rally for Recovery, the largest recovery event in Oregon history.
- On January 13th over 200 Oregon Recovers advocates walked the halls of the capitol in Salem, demanding the state address its addiction crisis.
- On March 3rd, the Oregon legislature unanimously passed our bill, HB 4137, requiring the state to develop a strategic plan to combat addiction and increase the rate of addiction recovery in Oregon.
- On March 27th, at our request, Governor Kate Brown signed our legislation AND issued an Executive Order declaring addiction has become a public health crisis in Oregon.
As much as we’ve accomplished in 8 short months, we have so much more to do to hold the state’s feet to the fire and make sure the new strategic plan is comprehensive and fully funded. One thing is for sure: We can’t succeed without your help!
Here’s the good news: creating a page and supporting our work couldn’t’ be any quicker and easier. To help make it as simple as possible, our star intern, Ryan, has made a “how to” video on how to create and launch a fundraising page. For a detailed instructional video Click HERE. This is a step-by-step guide explaining how to create, edit, and share your Sober Anniversary fundraising page.
At the Governor’s recent bill signing ceremony, one state leader called Oregon Recovers “the most exciting development on the political landscape in Oregon” while another referred to us as a “new political powerhouse.” Give yourself a pat on the back – this praise is only possible because of your hard work and efforts. Now, it’s time to take the next steps to transform Oregon into the Recovery State, and we can’t do it without the support of all our allies in recovery.
To get started on your personal Sober Anniversary campaign to help move more people into recovery click HERE! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org