Senators respond to a Granger mother’s advocacy against the Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Becky Savage advocated for change to the United States Senate, after losing two of her sons to the Opioid Crisis.
The Senators were captivated by Savage’s testimony and asked her questions on how they can reach out to their communities.
Savage and her family were invited to testify in front of the Senate on the deadly impact of the Opioid Crisis. The Savage’s story now can impact millions across the country.
"Families will continue to be destroyed until we move forward as a nation on all levels, community, state and federal to address this crisis. This epidemic is real and it can happen to anyone." Savage told the Senate.
Several members of the senate talked about the courage of the Savage family and the impact that she is making.
"If Becky Savage of Granger Indiana can make a very positive impactful difference in gathering awareness of opioid abuse, surely United States senators and the President of the Unites States all working together from a policy standpoint can make a difference as well." said Senator Todd Young.
"I will do whatever Becky asks because everything she has done.“ Indiana’s Senator Joe Donnelly told ABC 57.
Many of the Senators say they plan to reach out to Savage after the hearing about ideas they have for communities all over the United States.
ABC 57’s Andrea Alvarez and Jess Arnold traveled to the Nation’s capital to witness the testimony.