Catholics at the Capitol: Emily Piper on advocacy for those affected by substance abuse

In today’s episode, we continue our Catholics at the Capitol segment. Today, we are featuring Emily Piper who has worked both within the Capitol and is now an advocate for individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse. Emily is the Executive Director of Government Relations & Contracting at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation which provides hope and healing for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

In our mailbag segment, we’re covering a question about financial assistance for Minnesota’s poorest families through the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) in this time of economic uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus.

In the bricklayer segment, we examine how to remain connected with your legislators in a time when in-person meetings cannot happen.

Additional Resources:

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Catholic Advocacy Network Action Center – find out who represents you and how to contact them