Received this e-mail from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign:
Across the country, we're facing a public health crisis.
Thousands of Americans — including many in Iowa — are battling opioid addiction, with estimates of over 60,000 people dying from drug overdoses last year alone.
But instead of focusing on how we can help people suffering from addiction, Republicans like Joni Ernst and Mitch McConnell are working tirelessly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strip services for people battling addiction.
I'm running for U.S. Senate because it's time we take significant action toward ending the opioid crisis in America. Please add your name today to join me in urging Congress to address the opioid crisis head-on.
Addiction is a disease.
This month, as we observe National Recovery Month, we're given the chance to recognize those who have overcome addiction and those who are still fighting this disease. We should be working to expand affordable treatment options, instead of trying to dismantle our health care system and leave thousands of Americans without access to affordable care.
But instead of standing with Iowans who are affected by addiction, Ernst is failing to take on the big pharmaceutical companies who make highly addictive medications, and who are profiting from this crisis. This year, pharmaceutical PACs began pouring money into our race to help Ernst win her reelection because they know she'll continue to put their interests over Iowans.