You went above and beyond

On Friday, we gained 13 more co-sponsors — for a total of 37 co-sponsors and two lead sponsors — for a grand total of 39 petitioners. THIS NUMBER IS TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF SPONSORS WE HAD LAST SESSION AND ALMOST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE. We can’t thank you enough for your tireless work in spreading the word and calling, e-mailing, and meeting with your legislators. You are moving the needle on workplace abuse and employee rights. You are a part of changing workplace cultures.

Stay tuned for next steps regarding the bill and an official bill number. In the meantime, if your legislator(s) is on this list, we encourage you to send him or her a thank you note for his or her support of the Healthy Workplace Bill.

The list:
Rep. Ellen Story (lead, D-Amherst)
Senator Katherine Clark (lead, D-Melrose)
Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange)
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams)
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston)
Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield)
Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)
Rep. John Fresolo (D-Worcester)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester)
Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston)
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Senator John Keenan (D-Quincy)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Senator Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)
Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester)
Rep. Brian Mannal (D-Barnstable)
Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)
Rep. James O’Day (D-West Boylston)
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr. (D-Medford)
Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Theodore Speliotis (D-Danvers)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Senator James Welch (D-West Springfield)



  1. Heather

    I work for a Burlington company-
    Multiple sarcastic comments have been
    made to me in my work environment –
    Which is healthcare / something should be done about this
    I do not see the rep from Burlington Ma
    On this list

    • Deb Falzoi

      Heather, we passed the time this session to add co-sponsors to this bill. But we urge you to contact your rep and senator for Burlington and ask them to support HB 1766, the Healthy Workplace Bill. You can find your legislators here:

      Legislators listen most to their own constituents since their constituents keep them employed by voting for them, so if you can contact them and get others in Burlington to contact them, that would be a huge help for this bill.

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