What you can do in the next month to help pass workplace abuse legislation

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In the last couple of weeks, these 23 state legislators committed to co-sponsoring the workplace anti-abuse Healthy Workplace Bill, to be championed by Senator Paul Feeney (D-Bristol Norfolk) next session starting in January. (Compare this number to the 49 sponsors we had last session, and we still have another month before the next session begins.) Some of them have never supported the bill before even though they’ve been in the State Legislature for years:

Senator Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth and Barnstable)
Senator Anne Gobi (D-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex)
Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Shrewsbury)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge)
Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)
Rep. Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)
Rep. Jim Hawkins (D-Attleboro)
Rep. Stephan Hay (D-Fitchburg)
Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster)
Rep. Russell E. Holmes (D-Boston)
Rep. John J. Lawn (D-Watertown)
Rep. David Leboeuf (D-Worcester)
Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D-Ashland)
Rep. Paul Mark (D-Peru)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleborough)
Rep. Alan Silvia (D-Fall River)
Rep. Steven Ultrino (D-Malden)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Rep. Jonathan D. Zlotnik (D-Gardner)

Check back for an updated list of supporters on our Facebook page »

Let’s keep the momentum going
These new legislators need an extra push since they’re brand new. Since they don’t have state email addresses yet, write them through Facebook, especially if you live in their districts. If you live in their districts, schedule an appointment with them, share your story, and bring this flyer with you.

Senator Jo Comerford (Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester replacing Stan Rosenberg)
Senator Barry Finegold (2nd Essex and Middlesex replacing Barbara L’Italien)
Senator Becca Rausch (Norfolk, Bristol, Middlesex replacing Richard Ross)

Rep. Dan Carey (2nd Hampshire serving Easthampton, Granby, Hadley, and South Hadley replacing John Scibak)
Rep. Nika Elugardo (15th Suffolk serving parts of Boston replacing Jeff Sánchez)
Rep. Tami Gouveia (14th Middlesex serving Acton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, and Concord replacing Cory Atkins)
Rep. Richard Haggerty (30th Middlesex serving Reading and Woburn replacing James Dwyer)
Rep. Patrick Kearney (4th Plymouth serving Marshfield and Scituate replacing James Cantwell)
Rep. Kathleen LaNatra (12th Plymouth serving Kingston, Plymouth, Halifax, Duxbury, Middleboro, and Plympton filling a vacancy)
Rep. David Leboeuf (17th Worcester serving Leicester and Worcester replacing Kate Campanale)
Rep. Christina Minicucci (14th Essex serving Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover and replacing Diana DiZoglio, longtime supporter who became State Senator replacing Kathleen O’Connor Ives)
Rep. Normal Orrall (12th Bristol serving Berkley, Taunton, Lakeville, and Middleborough and replacing Keiko Orrall)
Rep. Dave Robertson (19th Middlesex serving Tewksbury and Wilmington filling a vacancy)
Rep. Jon Santiago (9th Suffolk serving parts of Boston replacing Byron Rushing)
Rep. Mike Soter (8th Worcester serving Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge, and Bellingham and replacing Kevin Kuros)
Rep. Alyson Sullivan (7th Plymouth serving Abington, East Bridgewater, and Whitman and replacing Geoff Diehl)

If we’re missing any new state legislators on this list, email us at info@mahealthyworkplace.com.

Now that it’s quiet, contact your legislators
Schedule a meeting with your state legislators in the next month or so — even if you’ve contacted them before — or call or write them and share with them your story and why you want protections for workplace abuse targets. We’ll contact our legislators again in January when the new legislative session begins and we get new co-sponsors.

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If you want to do more or you’re in another state
Email these legislators telling them in your own words why you want workplace bullying legislation to pass and ask them if they’ll commit to co-sponsoring the Healthy Workplace Bill next session:

Past supporters who haven’t committed yet:
Michael.Brady@masenate.gov, William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov, Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov, Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov, brendan.crighton@masenate.gov, julian.cyr@masenate.gov, Sal.DiDomenico@masenate.gov, James.Eldridge@masenate.gov, Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov, Cindy.Friedman@masenate.gov, Donald.Humason@masenate.gov, Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov, Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov, Patrick.OConnor@masenate.gov, Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov, dean.tran@masenate.gov, James.Welch@masenate.gov, James.Arciero@mahouse.gov, Brian.Ashe@mahouse.gov, Bruce.Ayers@mahouse.gov, Christine.Barber@mahouse.gov, Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov, Tackey.Chan@mahouse.gov, Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov, Daniel.Donahue@mahouse.gov, Lori.Ehrlich@mahouse.gov, Dylan.Fernandes@mahouse.gov, Ann-Margaret.Ferrante@mahouse.gov, William.Galvin@mahouse.gov, Solomon.Goldstein-Rose@mahouse.gov, Jonathan.Hecht@mahouse.gov, Kevin.Honan@mahouse.gov, Louis.Kafka@mahouse.gov, Jay.Kaufman@mahouse.gov, Mary.Keefe@mahouse.gov, Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, John.Mahoney@mahouse.gov, James.O’Day@mahouse.gov, Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov, Denise.Provost@mahouse.gov, Angelo.Puppolo@mahouse.gov, Frank.Smizik@mahouse.gov, john.velis@mahouse.gov, David.Vieira@mahouse.gov, RoseLee.Vincent@mahouse.gov, Donald.Wong@mahouse.gov

Legislators who’ve never supported the bill:
Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov, Joseph.Boncore@masenate.gov, Nick.Collins@masenate.gov, Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov, adam.hinds@masenate.gov, Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, John.Keenan@masenate.gov, eric.lesser@masenate.gov, Mark.Montigny@masenate.gov, Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov, Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov, Mike.Rush@masenate.gov, Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov, Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov, F.JayBarrows@mahouse.gov, Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov, Donald.Berthiaume@mahouse.gov, Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov, Antonio.Cabral@mahouse.gov, Daniel.Cahill@mahouse.gov, Evandro.Carvalho@mahouse.gov, Gerard.Cassidy@mahouse.gov, Edward.Coppinger@mahouse.gov, William.Crocker@mahouse.gov, Daniel.Cullinane@mahouse.gov, Mark.Cusack@mahouse.gov, Josh.Cutler@mahouse.gov, Angelo.D’Emilia@mahouse.gov, Michael.Day@mahouse.gov, Marjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov, David.DeCoste@mahouse.gov, Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov, Paul.Donato@mahouse.gov, Shawn.Dooley@mahouse.gov, William.Driscoll@mahouse.gov, michelle.dubois@mahouse.gov, Peter.Durant@mahouse.gov, Carolyn.Dykema@mahouse.gov, Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov, Kimberly.Ferguson@mahouse.gov, Michael.Finn@mahouse.gov, Carole.Fiola@mahouse.gov, Paul.Frost@mahouse.gov, Denise.Garlick@mahouse.gov, Colleen.Garry@mahouse.gov, Susan.Gifford@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov, Carlos.Gonzalez@mahouse.gov, Ken.Gordon@mahouse.gov, Patricia.Haddad@mahouse.gov, Sheila.Harrington@mahouse.gov, Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov, Kate.Hogan@mahouse.gov, Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov, Daniel.Hunt@mahouse.gov, Randy.Hunt@mahouse.gov, Bradley.Jones@mahouse.gov, Hannah.Kane@mahouse.gov, james.kelcourse@mahouse.gov, Robert.Koczera@mahouse.gov, Stephen.Kulik@mahouse.gov, David.Linsky@mahouse.gov, Jay.Livingstone@mahouse.gov, Marc.Lombardo@mahouse.gov, James.Lyons@mahouse.gov, Adrian.Madaro@mahouse.gov, John.Mahoney@mahouse.gov, Liz.Malia@mahouse.gov, Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov, Christopher.Markey@mahouse.gov, Joseph.McGonagle@mahouse.gov, joseph.mckenna@mahouse.gov, Joan.Meschino@mahouse.gov, Aaron.M.Michlewitz@mahouse.gov, Leonard.Mirra@mahouse.gov, Rady.Mom@mahouse.gov, Frank.Moran@mahouse.gov, Michael.Moran@mahouse.gov, David.Muradian@mahouse.gov, Mathew.Muratore@mahouse.gov, James.Murphy@mahouse.gov, Brian.Murray@mahouse.gov, David.Nangle@mahouse.gov, Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov, Shaunna.O’Connell@mahouse.gov, Jerald.Parisella@mahouse.gov, Sarah.Peake@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Petrolati@mahouse.gov, rep.smitty@mahouse.gov, Dave.Rogers@mahouse.gov, John.Rogers@mahouse.gov, Jeffrey.Roy@mahouse.gov, Dan.Ryan@mahouse.gov, Angelo.Scaccia@mahouse.gov, Paul.Schmid@mahouse.gov, Todd.Smola@mahouse.gov, Theodore.Speliotis@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Stanley@mahouse.gov, William.Straus@mahouse.gov, Jose.Tosado@mahouse.gov, Paul.Tucker@mahouse.gov, Chynah.Tyler@mahouse.gov, andy.vargas@mahouse.gov, Joseph.Wagner@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Walsh@mahouse.gov, Timothy.Whelan@mahouse.gov, Susannah.Whipps@mahouse.gov, Bud.Williams@mahouse.gov

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