Since legislators want to hear directly from their constituents, the single most effective action you can take is to meet with your own legislators, tell them your story if you have one, and ask them to support the bill. If you meet with your legislators, bring these two flyers with you to give to them:
Overview of the bill flyer
Myths vs. realities
The second most effective action you can take is to call your legislators.
Simply call your state legislators and say to whoever answers the phone:
"My name is ____. I'm calling to see if _____
will co-sponsor S 1072, an act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment without regard to protected class introduced by Senator Paul Feeney. The purpose of this bill is to provide workers with a legal claim for severe malicious bullying behavior that has caused physical or psychological harm without regard to protected class status. Right now, only those who can prove
discrimination have legal recourse. So the rest of workers have no legal protections, even if they're discriminated against. It's a huge gap in the law. Since it's a Senate bill, legislators can still sign onto the bill after the House bill co-sponsor deadline."
There is no House Bill number for the bill.
If the search doesn't work for your address, use a nearby address or search for your legislators on the Massachusetts Legislature website
(We also recommend you like your State Rep and State Senator on Facebook
and post on their wall and/or page "What is your stance on workplace anti-bullying legislation? Will you support legislation to make severe cases of workplace bulling illegal in Massachusetts? The purpose of this bill is to provide workers with a legal claim for malicious bullying behavior that has caused physical or psychological harm without regard to protected class status." The public nature of the question encourages a response from your legislators. Report back their response, if any.