[Drug addicts lobby for treatment programs]
Original Airdate: 5/17/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that drug addicts and community leaders held a demonstration in front of the Massachusetts State House. Jones notes that the demonstrators were lobbying for more funding for drug treatment centers in Massachusetts. Jones reports that there are not enough publicly funded treatment programs to meet demand. Jones'report includes footage of the demonstration. Demonstrators hold signs and chant. Reverend Graylan Ellis-Hagler addresses the demonstrators. Ellis-Hagler says that access to drug treatment is a class issue. Gloria Fox (State Representative) tells demonstrators to let state legislators know that drug treatment centers are needed. Jones interviews a recovering drug addict who says that she intends to register to vote. Jones also interviews David Watson (recovering drug addict) about the need for treatment centers. Jones reports that the demonstrators went into the State House to register to vote after the rally. Jones notes that the demonstrators intend to vote against legislators who do not support their cause.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American religious leaders
Drug abuse - Prevention and treatment
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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