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Monday, March 17, 2014

Legislative Alert! H 3528 – An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools

Please Email Your Representative Now!

March 17, 2014

An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools (H 3528) is currently before the House Committee on Ways and Means. We are writing to request that you email your State Representative right now and ask him or her to express support for the bill by submitting a letter to the Chair of Ways and Means, Representative Brian Dempsey.

MAC/TLPI has set up a website to make this as easy as possible. Click here to send an email. You will be prompted to enter your ZIP code and then your residential street address. Your Representative’s photo will then pop up, along with a pre-written email that you can customize to your liking.

Simply click submit, and the email will be on its way. It only takes a few seconds!

If you have time when you are done emailing, we would be grateful if you would take a moment to call Speaker DeLeo’s office and ask for his support to move the bill to the floor. A screen will pop up after you send your email with the phone number and instructions.

It only takes a few seconds to send an email. Please contact your representative now!

Thank you very much for your time and support!

Sincerely,

Mass. Advocates for Children, the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and the Safe and Supportive Schools Coalition

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Background on the Bill

H 3528 would support schools to create the whole-school safe and supportive culture that is the foundation for learning, for reducing suspensions and expulsions, for reducing truancy, reducing drop out, bullying, including students with disabilities, and making the environments safe for all students, including those who have been traumatized by exposure to violence.

The bill has been reported favorably from the Education Committee and is gaining support in the legislature. Currently, the bill has over 50 confirmed supporters in the House of Representatives. But we need your support and assistance to keep it moving forward!

For more information on the bill, just click here.

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