How will poor pay for internet service?
Schools are handing out computers so students can take remote classes. But do they pay for the internet service fees, which can be over $500 a year?
Likewise, the Democrats are demanding money to extend the lines to unserved rural districts.
Certainly, a generous idea, but how will the poor pay for the service, especially if they have to pay for telephones which cost over $800 a year?
Pass suicide hotline number legislation
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it’s important that we’re there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives.
From learning the warning signs for suicide and what to do if you are worried someone is struggling, to bringing education programs to your community, we can all learn new ways to help each other save lives.
I’m urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention and mental health.
When someone is in acute crisis, it’s hard for them to think clearly, and even reaching out for help can be a struggle.
For this reason, it’s vital that Congress pass the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (H.R.4194/S.2661) to make a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline a reality.
This legislation will provide the funding and resources needed by crisis centers across the country that support those struggling with their mental health and thoughts of suicide.
My husband died by suicide four years ago, and I know with my whole being that if a simple three-digit number was available when he needed help that he would have called it and gotten the help he needed in that moment of desperation.
Please urge your member of Congress to support this life-saving legislation.
In this time of uncertainty, we all need to find new ways to connect and support each other.
Together, we #KeepGoing.
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