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You went above and beyond

On Friday, we gained 13 more co-sponsors — for a total of 37 co-sponsors and two lead sponsors — for a grand total of 39 petitioners. THIS NUMBER IS TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF SPONSORS WE HAD LAST SESSION AND ALMOST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE. We can’t thank you enough for your tireless work in spreading the word and calling, e-mailing, and meeting with your legislators. You are moving the needle on workplace abuse and employee rights. You are a part of changing workplace cultures.

Stay tuned for next steps regarding the bill and an official bill number. In the meantime, if your legislator(s) is on this list, we encourage you to send him or her a thank you note for his or her support of the Healthy Workplace Bill.

The list:
Rep. Ellen Story (lead, D-Amherst)
Senator Katherine Clark (lead, D-Melrose)
Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange)
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams)
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston)
Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield)
Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)
Rep. John Fresolo (D-Worcester)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester)
Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston)
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Senator John Keenan (D-Quincy)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Senator Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)
Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester)
Rep. Brian Mannal (D-Barnstable)
Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)
Rep. James O’Day (D-West Boylston)
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr. (D-Medford)
Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Theodore Speliotis (D-Danvers)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Senator James Welch (D-West Springfield)

The number of co-sponsors we now have

THIS JUST IN: We now have ELEVEN legislators signed on to sponsor the Healthy Workplace Bill:

Rep. Ellen Story (lead, D-Amherst)

Senator Katherine Clark (lead, D-Melrose)

Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)

Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)

Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)

Rep. Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton)

Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)

Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)

Senator Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)

Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr. (D-Medford)

Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)

If you don’t see your rep or senator on this list, please call or e-mail them by TOMORROW, JANUARY 31. Ask them to co-sponsor House Docket 517. Ask reps to ask Rep. Ellen Story to add them as a co-sponsor, and ask senators to ask Senator Katherine Clark to add them as a co-sponsor.

Find your legislator:

http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Search

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Contact your legislators by Friday, January 25, 2013

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Call or e-mail both your rep and senator and ask him or her to support House Docket 517, the Healthy Workplace Bill, by THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25. Spread the word: we are in the process of signing on co-sponsors and need as many people as possible to contact your legislators: http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Search