Now that the new two-year legislative session is here, we’re packing up our flyers and taking them around the Commonwealth to educate people on what workplace abuse is and how they can help make severe workplace abuse illegal.
Since this group is all-volunteer, you can help to keep the road show moving:
- Organizers. Email organizations in your area (or anywhere in Massachusetts if you have contacts) to ask if we can speak to their groups: Democratic and Republican Town Committees, churches, progressives groups, unions, labor groups, women’s organizations, etc. — whoever you’re able to reach out to.
- Speakers. Speak about what workplace abuse is in your area. We’ll train you online and setup appointments that work for you.
Email email@example.com to sign up for either volunteer position.
Other ways to help
Share your story anonymously for a hearing packet, our blog, social media videos, and a packet for all legislators. A suggested outline for your 1-2 page story includes:
Where did you work and what did you do?
How did the bullying begin? What tactics were used?
How did you feel?
How did it escalate?
How did your employer react (or not react)?
What was the impact on you?
What was the impact on the organization?
Why do you want workplace bullying legislation to pass?
What advice do you have for others going through bullying at work?
Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call potential supporters. We have the scripts, names, and phone numbers. We just need you. It’s easy, rewarding, and completely based on your schedule. Email us at email@example.com for more information.
Write blog posts. If you’re a writer, share your skills on our blog that reaches thousands of supporters. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Plan a Lobby Day. Decide that you’d like to visit the State House to meet with your legislators, schedule a meeting time with their schedulers, and ask others in your district to join you by letting us know when you’ll be there. We’ll get the word out to see who else is interested, and you’ll get support and a chance to meet other advocates.
Lend your expertise and connections. Have an idea that you can execute, such as creating an art exhibit, producing videos, or writing an op-ed? Have connections you can make for the cause or know reporters or pro-labor organizers? If you’d like to discuss other ways to get involved in efforts, email us at email@example.com.