TAKE ACTION NOW
This has been a very important month for our priority bills. On June 8, MDSC assembled a panel to go before the Joint Judiciary Committee to testify on behalf of HB523 - An Act to Require National Background Checks.
The compelling written and oral testimony presented by the MDSC and our advocacy partners (Disabled Persons Protection Commission, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and the Arc of MA) along with Honorary Board member, Rep. Tom Sannicandro, was the first step in the process of advocating for the bill this legislative session.
With your support and the dedication of our Legislative Task Force, we can make a significant impact on the prevention of abuse by individuals with a prior criminal background who can now slip through the cracks if they have a criminal record outside of Massachusetts.
We encourage all members to make calls now to members of the Judiciary Committee to express support of the bill.
Below, please find the names of those individuals on the Committee you can call. Personal stories are always powerful. If you click on any of the names below it will provide you with their contact information.
For more questions about how to advocate for this bill or other MDSC advocacy efforts email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To review the MDSC Testimony, click here.
To review bill HB523 - An Act to Require National Background Checks, click here.
Members of the Joint Judiciary Committee:
Cynthia Stone Creem
Senate Vice Chair
Gale D. Candaras
Eugene L. O'Flaherty
House Vice Chair
Christopher N. Speranzo
Patricia D. Jehlen
Thomas M. McGee
John F. Keenan
Richard J. Ross
Colleen M. Garry
Kevin J. Murphy
John V. Fernandes
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.
Christopher M. Markey
Daniel B. Winslow
Shelia C. Harrington
Your advocacy outreach is critical at this time and it will have a big impact on helping to move this bill forward. Thanks for taking action now!
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