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WATCH: Baldwin, Waukesha Police Chief Call for Action on Fentanyl Crisis Ahead of State of the Union

Video of the press conference can be downloaded here


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson hosted a press conference to call attention to the fentanyl crisis in Wisconsin and highlight their work to combat it ahead of the State of the Union. Chief Thompson will be Senator Baldwin’s guest at the State of the Union address this evening. 

“Wisconsin’s law enforcement is on the front lines of this epidemic every day – they are seeing lives cut short, families devastated – and they understand we need to be doing more to stop this crisis,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am honored to have Chief Thompson join me at this year’s State of the Union to represent the law enforcement, advocates, and health care professionals working to make a difference in their communities. We are representing the millions of Americans who want something done about this epidemic. We are representing all of those who lost their lives to this epidemic and their loved ones. And, we are standing together to say ‘enough.’”

A joint op-ed from Senator Baldwin and Chief Thompson can be found here.