February 15, 2019

Senator Hassan Recognizes Heather McGlauflin of New Boston as February 2019 Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Heather McGlauflin of New Boston as the February 2019 Granite Stater of the Month for her dedicated efforts to help prevent substance misuse among young people in New Hampshire and across the country.

Heather McGlauflin, a high school senior, has worked with a variety of organizations since she was a sophomore to help prevent substance misuse among young people and to advocate for young people to have a seat at the table in efforts to combat the deadly fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. After participating in a Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) training, Heather was included in a panel of students who proposed solutions to government officials on how to combat the substance misuse crisis. Since then, she has gotten involved in a variety of initiatives such as training younger students on over-the-counter medication safety, presenting on the importance of youth advocacy to DEA agents from across New England and the country, and participating in a public service announcement (PSA) training with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. As a result of her work with the Mark Wahlberg foundation, Heather created several PSA’s, which were selected for further production and participated in an Emmy-winning PSA with WMUR. Heather also helped found Empower Youth 603 – a youth coalition focused on substance misuse in New Hampshire.

 

Senator Hassan met Heather at CADCA’s national conference last month, where she heard more about her work to bolster the response to the substance misuse crisis.

 

Senator Hassan launched the “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative in 2017 to recognize outstanding New Hampshire citizens who go above and beyond to help their neighbors and make their communities stronger. To nominate a New Hampshire citizen to be a “Granite Stater of the Month,” constituents can complete the nomination form here.

 

Click here and see below for a statement that Senator Hassan submitted into the Congressional record recognizing Heather McGlauflin:

 

GSOM Statement 1

GSOM Statement 2

 

 

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