Each and every human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are called upon to practice kindness, compassion, and forgiveness toward one another — regardless of our circumstances, skin color, chronic medical conditions, or the substances we use.
North Carolina has a Good Samaritan law that is supposed to encourage people to call 911 in the event of an overdose, although this law is one of the most limited in the country, and it does not provide adequate protection for the law to be effective.
Here are some ways you can get involved to Expand the Good Samaritan Law:
Educate yourself and your community
Take a look at this flyer on the Good Samaritan Law and how expanding this law will save more lives.
Write an op-ed for your local paper
Op-Ed articles and letters to the editor appear in a newspaper’s Editorial Section. Letters are usually about 200 words or less; Op-Eds no more than 750 words.
Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor can be very useful tools for advocates to get the message out.
Share information on your social media channels and tag with #ExpandGoodSamNC and Save Lives
Contact legislators and let them know why this is important to you
Take a look at this letter to legislators for examples of what to say.