Our hearing in front of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development at the State House today went incredibly well. Supporting testimony came from:
- Our panel comprised of co-coordinator Greg Sorozan, president of NAGE Local 282 whose lobbyists push the bill at the State House for us, bill author and Suffolk law professor David Yamada, and advocate Susan.
- Lead sponsors Rep. Ellen Story and Sen. Katherine Clark and other legislators.
- Roughly 12 advocates who bravely told their stories and provided insight into why we need a law.
Special thanks to Greg Sorozan and NAGE for leading the hearing efforts and for compiling written testimony for the committee.
We thank you for your hard work in getting us to this point. We’re grown tremendously since the last session thanks to your efforts in spreading the word.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION: Send an e-mail to the committee members from today (even if you were unable to attend) thanking them for listening to our testimony, referring them to our website http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com for more information, and sending them to this link for myths on the bill: http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/MAWorkplaceBullyingFactSheet3.pdf
Committee members by district (let them know if you live in one of their districts):
Sen. Daniel Wolf (D), Chair, Harwich, Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov
Rep. Thomas Conroy (D), Chair, Wayland, Thomas.Conroy@mahouse.gov
Sen. Michael Barrett (D), Lexington, Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov
Sen. Barry Finegold (D), Andover, Barry.Finegold@MASenate.gov
Sen. Robert Hedlund (R), Weymouth, Robert.Hedlund@masenate.gov
Sen. Michael Moore (D), Millbury, Michael.Moore@masenate.gov
Sen. Michael Rush (D), West Roxbury, Mike.Rush@masenate.gov
Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D), Marblehead, Lori.Ehrlich@mahouse.gov
Rep. Denise Andrew (D), Orange, Denise.Andrews@mahouse.gov
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga (R), Southwick, Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov
Rep. Ken Gordon (D), Bedford, Ken.Gordon@mahouse.gov
Rep. Mary Keefe, (D), Worcester, Mary.Keefe@mahouse.gov
Rep. Wayne Matewsky (D), Everett, Wayne.Matewsky@mahouse.gov
Rep. Keiko Orrall (R), Lakeville, Keiko.Orrall@mahouse.gov
Rep. Angelo Puppolo Jr. (D), Springfield, Angelo.Puppolo@mahouse.gov
Rep. John Rogers (D), Norwood, John.Rogers@mahouse.gov
E-mail addresses only to copy and paste:
Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov, Thomas.Conroy@mahouse.gov, Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov, Barry.Finegold@MASenate.gov, Robert.Hedlund@masenate.gov, Michael.Moore@masenate.gov, Mike.Rush@masenate.gov, Lori.Ehrlich@mahouse.gov, Denise.Andrews@mahouse.gov, Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov, Ken.Gordon@mahouse.gov, Mary.Keefe@mahouse.gov, Wayne.Matewsky@mahouse.gov, Keiko.Orrall@mahouse.gov, Angelo.Puppolo@mahouse.gov, John.Rogers@mahouse.gov