With a short break between now and the next time the House meets to discuss and vote on bills, we have time to be proactive about spreading the word about the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill and to encourage folks to keep the pressure on our State Reps to support the bill.
Advocates across the Commonwealth are figuring out clever ways to draw attention to and educate employees about workplace bullying:
- One advocate is planning a “Face Workplace Bullying” art display, including large posters of targets and their stories, in Boston.
- Another advocate is starting to make connections for a workplace bullying workshop in Worcester.
- Another advocate is planning flyering events in western Massachusetts.
Want to initiate a creative project of your own?
- Start a flash mob at a busy location (train station, festival, etc.).
- Hand out flyers at a holiday event.
- Start a viral social media campaign using infographics, a video, or clever photos.
- Create an art display using symbolic images for workplace bullying and coordinate a place to display your artwork.
- Have a house party for educating people about workplace bullying.
If you have an idea you’d like to execute and either want to spread the word about it or recruit help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll help get you some attention, help, or both.
Traditional awareness-building tools
We encourage you to also use our traditional methods for spreading the word:
- Share on social media.
- Ask for endorsement from organizations.
- Pass out fact sheets.
- Write to your local paper.
Our ultimate goal
Our main goal in spreading the word through both creative and traditional methods is to get people to contact their State Reps in the next few weeks:
- Choose from one of two template letters to email to your rep and modify it or write your own letter asking your rep to support the Healthy Workplace Bill, H. 1771.
- Use this link to find your State Rep’s email address (listed as the “House” legislator).
We’re so close to getting the Healthy Workplace Bill passed in Massachusetts. Help us reach the tipping point in awareness so we can get the bill passed before the end of session in July 2016.