Author, Advocate for Safehouse
Why are you here at the rally today?
I’m here because of my daughter, Giana Natali. She died in January of 2014 of an overdose. I would like to see Safehouse open. I believe that we need to do whatever we can to save peoples’ lives until they’re able to find treatment that works for them. I don’t see this as a legal issue, I see it as a humanitarian issue.
What would you like to see moving forward in regards to Safehouse?
The argument is about whether or not the “crack house” statute applies to Safehouse. I would like to see [the federal court] say that it does not. I would like our new Justice Department in January to stand down from trying to prevent safe consumption sites from opening. I would like to see safe consumption sites across the country offering safety as well as pathways to treatment.
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