For Immediate Release - January 13, 2016

AG Healey's Statement on President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

“President Obama’s final address touched upon some of the most crucial issues that Massachusetts and this country face today. I stand with him committed to tackling many of the priorities that we collectively share. Since day one, combatting the opioid epidemic has been a top priority for my office as we continue to see this crisis devastating families across our state. Our mission is to protect people of all backgrounds and from all communities, and I am proud to have his support for smart and fair criminal justice reform to help individuals rebuild their lives. On the issue of gun violence, the President is moving us in the right direction toward keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. This is a public health crisis and we must address it as a moral imperative. We are not going to stop until we change the culture we live in today. The time to act is now.”