We have a couple days left to speak to our legislators about bills we would like them to cosponsor. You can find your State Representative and State Senator here. Once you find their email addresses, please send the following email to each of them. Feel free to add additional thoughts within the body of your email. Then, tweet us to let us know you emailed!
Dear [Name of Senator / Representative],
As your constituent, I am asking you to please cosponsor the following bills, which I believe will help protect and improve the lives of people across Massachusetts.
HD 1221 An Act to protect little lungs – This bill would ban smoking in the car when a child is in a car seat.
HD 1584 An Act prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings – This bill would make it so that a judge cannot use disability as a factor in determining parental custody.
HD.2519 An Act Creating a Special Commission to Study the Effects of Coastal and Ocean Acidification on the Commonwealth’s Fishing Industry and Ocean Environment – This bill creates a commission to study how OA has affected or potentially will affect commercially harvested and grown species along the coast of the Commonwealth and makes recommendations to the State on how to mitigate ocean acidification and protect our fishing industries.
HD – 2386 An Act Establishing a Special Commission on Substance Misuse Treatment – This bill creates a commission to review long-term treatment options for heroin and opioid addiction and make recommendations that prove, through data, to lead to long-term recovery.
HD.1963 An Act Requiring Implicit Bias Training for Law Enforcement Officers – This bill requires law enforcement to take training already in place during their existing annual training on understanding, recognizing and combating the effects of implicit bias.
HD.74 (filed by Speaker Pro Tempore Haddad) An Act for community empowerment – This bill empowers local communities, municipalities or municipal aggregators, to decide which particular renewable energy projects they want to support
HD.3580 An Act protecting workers’ wages from arbitrary recoupment of overpayments – In the event that an employer mistakenly overpays its employees, this bill provides protections for workers and sets a framework for how employers can fairly recoup their payments.
HD.3089 An Act Relative to Massachusetts Participation in the Paris Climate Agreement’s Green House Gas Emission Standards
– This bill ensures that Massachusetts stands in solidarity with the global community to combat climate change.
HD.2387 An Act Relative to Fair Worker Representation on Joint Purchasing Group Committees – This bill provides a basis for labor representation when the government decides to enter into a trust or joint purchasing agreement
HD.3417 – An Act limiting the use of prison labor – This bill would ensure no inmate or prisoner of any facility governed by this title shall labor outside the boundaries of this Commonwealth.
SD.1904 – An Act protecting inmate safety and the expenditure of state funds