We just a broke record for workplace abuse legislation co-sponsors in Massachusetts — and we’re not done

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The most legislators we’ve ever signed on in one session is 58. We’re now at 69. And the cosponsor deadline is today at 5pm.

We can’t thank you enough. 


Your calls, emails, and visits are making a difference and creating a buzz around the State House. That’s no ordinary accomplishment. And this level of support is a powerful message going into this two-year legislative session that we want protections for targets of workplace abuse — and we won’t back down until we get them.

Here’s who signed onto SD 1355, an act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status:

Senator Paul Feeney (D-Walpole) Lead Sponsor
Senator Jo Comerford (D-Northampton)
Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) 
Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Anne Gobi (D-Spencer)
Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) 
Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth)
Senator Rebecca Rausch (D-Needham)
Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport)
Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) 
Senator James T. Welch (D-W. Springfield)
Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford) 
Rep. Daniel Carey (D-Easthampton)
Rep. Tackey Chan (D-Quincy) 
Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) 
Rep. Edward Coppinger (D-Boston)
Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge) 
Rep. Daniel Donahue (D-Worcester)
Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston)
Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester)
Rep. Carole Fiola (D-Fall River)
Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington) 
Rep. Carmine Gentile (D-Watertown)
Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-Acton)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Northborough)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster)
Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow)
Rep. Russell E. Holmes (D-Boston) 
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Dan Hunt (D-Dorchester)
Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton) 
Rep. Patrick Kearney (D-Scituate)
Rep. James Kelcourse (R-Amesbury)
Rep. John J. Lawn (D-Newton)
Rep. David Leboeuf (D-Worcester)
Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D-Framingham)
Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) 
Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester) 
Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain)
Rep. Paul Mark (D-Hancock)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) 
Rep. Christina Minicucci (D-Andover) 
Rep. Liz Miranda (D-Dorchester) 
Rep. Mathew Muratore (R-Plymouth)
Rep. Tram Nguyen (D-Andover)
Rep. James O’Day (D-West Boylston) 
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. Angelo Puppolo, Jr. (D-Springfield)
Rep. David Robertson (D-Tewksbury)
Rep. Maria Robinson (D-Framingham)
Rep. Dave Rogers (D-Belmont) 
Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa (D-Northampton)
Rep. Alan Silvia (D-Fall River)
Rep. Todd Smola (R-Palmer)
Rep. Thomas Stanley (D-Waltham)
Rep. Steven Ultrino (D-Malden)
Rep. Andy Vargas (D-Haverhill)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Rep. John C. Velis (D-Westfield) 
Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) 
Rep. Tommy Vitolo (D-Brookline) 
Rep. Bud Williams (D-Springfield)
Rep. Jonathan D. Zlotnik (D-Worcester)

We have until the end of the day to call and email again to put the pressure on legislators to make this bill a priority.

Call and email your state legislators — even if you’ve already done so
Legislators care most about what their own constituents want so they can get re-elected, so we ask you to:
Call your own State Rep AND State Senator. Tell whoever answers the phone “I’m calling to ask _____ to sign onto Senate Docket Number 1355, an act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status. The lead sponsor is Senator Paul Feeney.” They may ask you your name and address.
Followup with an email. Tell your legislators why you want them to sign onto Senate Docket Number 1355 and why you want the bill to pass. Include links to these flyers to explain the bill and the full text of the bill:
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/MAWorkplaceBullyingFactSheet.pdf
http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/MAWorkplaceBullyingFactSheet3.pdf
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD1355

Ideas for angles to take in your email to make it different than your previous emails:
Addressing workplace bullying will address sexual harassment and #MeToo. Read this article from the LA Times to understand the connection so you can write about it in an email to legislators.
Remind legislators of some of the most severe workplace abuse stories affecting Massachusetts residents:
https://www.facebook.com/mahealthyworkplace/videos/719345008426550/
https://www.facebook.com/mahealthyworkplace/videos/357907344985573/
https://www.facebook.com/mahealthyworkplace/videos/376359419574389/
Focus on abusers and their behavior. Stress the fact that this issue is a bully problem, not due to a flaw in targets. It’s about holding abusers accountable.
 
Ask others to do the same.
 
Find out who your State Rep and State Senator are


If you want to do more or are out of state
Send emails to these three different groups (either individually or all at once) with three different messages:

Email #1: Committed this session but haven’t signed on yet
Thank these legislators for committing to co-sponsoring workplace abuse legislation, tell them why you want protections for all employees from severe abuse at work, let them know the docket number is SD 1355, and ask them to co-sponsor the bill.

Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro), julian.cyr@masenate.gov, 617-722-1570
Senator Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth), Vinny.deMacedo@masenate.gov, 617-722-1330
Senator Walter Timilty (D-Milton), Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov, 617-722-1643
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose), Paul.Brodeur@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2013
Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth), Dylan.Fernandes@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2430
Rep. Jim Hawkins (D-Attleboro), james.hawkins@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2090
Rep. Stephan Hay (D-Fitchburg), Stephan.Hay@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2637
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleboro), Elizabeth.Poirier@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2100

Email all at once:
julian.cyr@masenate.gov, Vinny.deMacedo@masenate.gov, Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov, Paul.Brodeur@mahouse.gov, Dylan.Fernandes@mahouse.gov, james.hawkins@mahouse.gov, Stephan.Hay@mahouse.gov, Elizabeth.Poirier@mahouse.gov

Email #2: Co-sponsored last session or supported through Budget Amendment but haven’t signed on yet (and not on previous list)
Thank these legislators for their past support workplace abuse legislation, tell them why you want the legislation to pass, let them know the docket number is SD 1355, and ask them to co-sponsor the bill.

Senator Michael Brady (D-Brockton), Michael.Brady@masenate.gov, 617-722-1200
Senator William N. Brownsberger (D-Belmont), William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov, 617-722-1280
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston), Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov, 617-722-1673
Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn), brendan.crighton@masenate.gov, 617-722-1350
Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton), Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov, 617-722-1420
Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield), Donald.Humason@masenate.gov, 617-722-1415
Senator Joan B. Lovely (D-Salem), Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov, 617-722-1410
Rep. James Arciero (D-Westford), James.Arciero@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2019
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow), Brian.Ashe@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2430
Rep. Christine Barber (D-Medford), Christine.Barber@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2210
Rep. Claire D. Cronin (D-Easton), Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2396
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton), Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2011
Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley), Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2070
Rep. David Vieira (R-Falmouth), David.Vieira@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2230

Email all at once:
Michael.Brady@masenate.gov, William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov, Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov, brendan.crighton@masenate.gov, Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov, Donald.Humason@masenate.gov, Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov, James.Arciero@mahouse.gov, Brian.Ashe@mahouse.gov, Christine.Barber@mahouse.gov, Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov, Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov, David.Vieira@mahouse.gov

Email #3: New, didn’t commit to co-sponsoring this session, and/or didn’t co-sponsor last session and haven’t signed on
Tell them about workplace abuse legislation, tell them why you want the legislation to pass, let them know the docket number is SD 1355, and ask them to co-sponsor the bill.

Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington), Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov, 617-722-1572
Senator Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), Joseph.Boncore@masenate.gov, 617-722-1634
Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester), Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov, 617-722-1544
Senator Nick Collins (D-Boston), Nick.Collins@masenate.gov, 617-722-1150
Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton), Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov, 617-722-1639
Senator Barry Finegold (D-Andover), Barry.Finegold@masenate.gov, 617-722-1612
Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), Cindy.Friedman@masenate.gov, 617-722-1432
Senator Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield), adam.hinds@masenate.gov, 617-722-1625
Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, 617-722-1578
Senator John Keenan (D-Quincy), John.Keenan@masenate.gov, 617-722-1494
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Lowell), edward.kennedy@masenate.gov, 617-722-1630
Senator Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow), eric.lesser@masenate.gov, 617-722-1291
Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov, 617-722-1206
Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford), Mark.Montigny@masenate.gov, 617-722-1440
Senator Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov, 617-722-1551
Senator Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury), Mike.Rush@masenate.gov, 617-722-1348
Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov, 617-722-1500
Senator Dean Tran (R-Fitchburg), dean.tran@masenate.gov, 617-722-1230
Rep. John Barrett (D-N. Adams), john.barrett@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2400
Rep. Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield), F.JayBarrows@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2488
Rep. Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2140
Rep. Donald Berthiaume (R-Worcester), Donald.Berthiaume@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2090
Rep. David Biele (D-Boston), David.Biele@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Natalie Blais (D-Sunderland), Natalie.Blais@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga (R-Southwick), Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2810
Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn), Daniel.Cahill@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2020
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen), Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2380
Rep. Peter Capano (D-Lynn), peter.capano@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Gerard Cassidy (D-Brockton), Gerard.Cassidy@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2396
Rep. Michelle Ciccolo (D-Lexington), michelle.ciccolo@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Will Crocker (R-Centerville), William.Crocker@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2014
Rep. Daniel Cullinane (D-Boston), Daniel.Cullinane@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2020
Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Boston), Mark.Cusack@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2637
Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), Josh.Cutler@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2080
Rep. Angelo D’Emilia (R-Bridgewater), Angelo.D’Emilia@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2488
Rep. Michael Day (D-Stoneham), Michael.Day@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2210
Rep. David DeCoste (R-Plymouth), David.DeCoste@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2430
Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop), Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2500
Rep. Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence), marcos.devers@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Mindy Domb (D-Amherst), mindy.domb@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford), Paul.Donato@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2180
Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Medfield), Shawn.Dooley@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2810
Rep. William Driscoll (D-Milton), William.Driscoll@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2400
Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton), michelle.dubois@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2011
Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer), Peter.Durant@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2060
Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain), nika.elugardo@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield), Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2240
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden), Kimberly.Ferguson@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2263
Rep. Michael Finn (D-W. Springfield), Michael.Finn@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2220
Rep. Paul Frost (R-Auburn), Paul.Frost@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2489
Rep. William Galvin (D-Canton), William.Galvin@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2692
Rep. Denise Garlick (D-Needham), Denise.Garlick@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2060
Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut), Colleen.Garry@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2380
Rep. Susan Gifford (R-Wareham), Susan.Gifford@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2100
Rep. Thomas Golden (D-Lowell), Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2263
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfield), Carlos.Gonzalez@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2080
Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), Ken.Gordon@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2575
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset), Patricia.Haddad@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2600
Rep. Richard Haggerty (D-Woburn), richard.haggerty@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Sheila Harrington (R-Groton), Sheila.Harrington@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2305
Rep. Christopher Hendricks (D-New Bedford), christopher.hendricks@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich), Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2100
Rep. Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk), Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2305
Rep. Randy Hunt (E-East Sandwich), Randy.Hunt@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2396
Rep. Bradley Jones (R-N. Reading), Bradley.Jones@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2100
Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury), Hannah.Kane@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2430
Rep. Mary Keefe (D-Worcester), Mary.Keefe@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2210
Rep. Kevin Kuros (R-Worcester), Kevin.Kuros@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2460
Rep. Kathleen LaNatra (D-Kingston), kathleen.lanatra@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), David.Linsky@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2575
Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), Marc.Lombardo@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2460
Rep. Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy), Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2300
Rep. Christopher Markey (D-Dartmouth), Christopher.Markey@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2020
Rep. Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett), Joseph.McGonagle@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2017
Rep. Joseph McKenna (R-Worcester), joseph.mckenna@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2060
Rep. Joan Meschino (D-Hull), Joan.Meschino@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2320
Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston), Aaron.M.Michlewitz@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2220
Rep. Leonard Mirra (R-Newbury), Leonard.Mirra@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2488
Rep. Rady Mom (D-Lowell), Rady.Mom@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2030
Rep. Frank Moran (D-Lawrence), Frank.Moran@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2400
Rep. Michael Moran (D-Brighton), Michael.Moran@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2014
Rep. David Muradian (R-Worcester), David.Muradian@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2240
Rep. James Murphy (D-Weymouth), James.Murphy@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2575
Rep. Brian Murray (D-Milford), Brian.Murray@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2460
Rep. David Nangle (D-Lowell), David.Nangle@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2520
Rep. Harold Naughton (D-Clinton), Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2230
Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), Shaunna.O’Connell@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2305
Rep. Norman Orrall (R-Lakeville), norman.orrall@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Jerald Parisella (D-Beverly), Jerald.Parisella@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2240
Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), Sarah.Peake@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2040
Rep. Thomas Petrolati (D-Ludlow), Thomas.Petrolati@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2255
Rep. Will (Smitty) Pignatelli (D-Lenox), rep.smitty@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2210
Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood), John.Rogers@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2092
Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin), Jeffrey.Roy@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2430
Rep. Dan Ryan (D-Charlestown), Dan.Ryan@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2060
Rep. Jon Santiago (D-Boston), jon.santiago@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-Readville), Angelo.Scaccia@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2230
Rep. Paul Schmid (D-Westport), Paul.Schmid@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2017
Rep. Michael Soter (R-Bellingham), michael.soter@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Theodore Speliotis (D-Danvers), Theodore.Speliotis@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2410
Rep. William Straus (D-Mattapoisett), William.Straus@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2400
Rep. Alyson Sullivan (R-Abington), alyson.sullivan@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2425 
Rep. Jose Tosado (D-Springfield), Jose.Tosado@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2460
Rep. Paul Tucker (D-Salem), Paul.Tucker@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2396
Rep. Chynah Tyler (D-Boston), Chynah.Tyler@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2130
Rep. Joseph Wagner (D-Chicopee), Joseph.Wagner@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2370
Rep. Thomas Walsh (D-Peabody), Thomas.Walsh@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2676
Rep. Timothy Whelan (R-Barnstable), Timothy.Whelan@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2014
Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (I-Athol), Susannah.Whipps@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2090
Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus), Donald.Wong@mahouse.gov, 617-722-2488

Email all at once:
Mike.Barrett@masenate.gov, Joseph.Boncore@masenate.gov, Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov, Nick.Collins@masenate.gov, Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov, Barry.Finegold@masenate.gov, Cindy.Friedman@masenate.gov, adam.hinds@masenate.gov, Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, John.Keenan@masenate.gov, edward.kennedy@masenate.gov, eric.lesser@masenate.gov, Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov, Mark.Montigny@masenate.gov, Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov, Mike.Rush@masenate.gov, Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov, dean.tran@masenate.gov, john.barrett@mahouse.gov, F.JayBarrows@mahouse.gov, Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov, Donald.Berthiaume@mahouse.gov, David.Biele@mahouse.gov, Natalie.Blais@mahouse.gov, Nicholas.Boldyga@mahouse.gov, Daniel.Cahill@mahouse.gov, Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov, peter.capano@mahouse.gov, Gerard.Cassidy@mahouse.gov, michelle.ciccolo@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, David.DeCoste@mahouse.gov, Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov, marcos.devers@mahouse.gov, mindy.domb@mahouse.gov, Paul.Donato@mahouse.gov, Shawn.Dooley@mahouse.gov, William.Driscoll@mahouse.gov, michelle.dubois@mahouse.gov, Peter.Durant@mahouse.gov, nika.elugardo@mahouse.gov, Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov, Kimberly.Ferguson@mahouse.gov, Michael.Finn@mahouse.gov, Paul.Frost@mahouse.gov, William.Galvin@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, richard.haggerty@mahouse.gov, Sheila.Harrington@mahouse.gov, christopher.hendricks@mahouse.gov, Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov, Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov, Randy.Hunt@mahouse.gov, Bradley.Jones@mahouse.gov, Hannah.Kane@mahouse.gov, Mary.Keefe@mahouse.gov, Kevin.Kuros@mahouse.gov, kathleen.lanatra@mahouse.gov, David.Linsky@mahouse.gov, Marc.Lombardo@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, James.Murphy@mahouse.gov, Brian.Murray@mahouse.gov, David.Nangle@mahouse.gov, Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov, Shaunna.O’Connell@mahouse.gov, norman.orrall@mahouse.gov, Jerald.Parisella@mahouse.gov, Sarah.Peake@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Petrolati@mahouse.gov, rep.smitty@mahouse.gov, John.Rogers@mahouse.gov, Jeffrey.Roy@mahouse.gov, Dan.Ryan@mahouse.gov, jon.santiago@mahouse.gov, Angelo.Scaccia@mahouse.gov, Paul.Schmid@mahouse.gov, michael.soter@mahouse.gov, Theodore.Speliotis@mahouse.gov, William.Straus@mahouse.gov, alyson.sullivan@mahouse.gov, Jose.Tosado@mahouse.gov, Paul.Tucker@mahouse.gov, Chynah.Tyler@mahouse.gov, Joseph.Wagner@mahouse.gov, Thomas.Walsh@mahouse.gov, Timothy.Whelan@mahouse.gov, Susannah.Whipps@mahouse.gov, Donald.Wong@mahouse.gov 


Phone calls
Aside from your own legislators, you can call these two offices in support of the bill, even if you’re out of state. Tell whoever answers the phone “I’m calling to ask ___ to sign onto SD 1355, an act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status. The lead sponsor is Senator Paul Feeney.”

Here are the two numbers:
Senate President Karen Spilka, 617-722-1500
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, 617-722-2500


Related bills
Consider asking your legislators to sign onto these bills also:

SD 1771, An Act concerning sexual harassment policies in the commonwealth sponsored by Senator Diana DiZoglio. If passed, this bill will prevent the Commonwealth from asking a complainant to not disclose factual information related to claims of a settlement agreement while still protecting the complainant. In other words, the Commonwealth will no longer be able to have employees sign non-disclosure agreements to protect the Commonwealth.

SD 1412, An Act promoting equality and respect in the legislature sponsored by Senator Rebecca Rausch. If passed, this bill will require independent investigations regarding workplace harassment and sexual assault in the Legislature. This change would prevent leaders from protecting their friends during investigations.

SD 1709, Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis. Raise Up Massachusetts, the group that pushed for and won $15 minimum wage and paid FMLA, is pushing for more revenue through an additional tax on income over $1 million.

We thank you again for your persistence on this bill, knowing that bills most often take years to pass.
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