About Washington State House Bill (H.B.) 2671
Did you know that, according to a 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control, farmers and farm workers commit suicide at higher rates than in any other occupation in the United States?
Washington State House Bill (H.B.) 2671 is addressing this issue by providing resources to improve “the behavioral health of people in the agriculture industry.”
What can you do?
- Show up – A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Committee on Health Care & Wellness in House Hearing room A.
- Write – If you cannot make the hearing but want your voice heard, you can submit written testimony about the importance of accessible mental health services for farmers and farm workers to Representative Wilcox at http://jtwilcox.houserepublicans.wa.gov/contact/
- Call – You can also call your representative to share your thoughts on the bill. Find your representatives’ contact information at http://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Pages/hotline.aspx