Introduce legislation in your state.

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If you don’t see an active bill in your state, and you’ve messaged the Facebook page in your state, take the following steps to introduce the bill in your state:
  1. Call your own state legislators and ask aides if the legislator will introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill addressing workplace bullying without regard to protected class status. Use this bill language as a template: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD1355.
  2. If your legislators won’t introduce it, call other state legislators, starting first with state senators in liberal districts, women or minority legislators who might be more likely to have a personal connection to workplace abuse, and/or legislators who have a track record of introducing pro-labor bills.
  3. Once you have a lead sponsor to introduce the bill and you’re waiting for a bill number, you can setup your communication tools: a website, social media accounts, an email account in a program like Mailchimp, and an optional online petition that will allow you to collect supporter data and email everyone at once). See MAHealthyWorkplace.com for examples.

Email us at info@endworkplaceabuse.com when you’ve setup any of these tools, have a bill number in your state, and/or have questions.

Legislature websites

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts (has an active bill)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York (has an active bill)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island (has an active bill)
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia (has an active bill)
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Resources

Consider using these resources to collect supporter data so you can reach out them again in the legislative process:

Social media. Using a Facebook page (rather than a group), Twitter, and LinkedIn, you can broadcast information out to supporters and find contacts who will help spread the word.

Email program. Using a program like Mailchimp, you can blast alerts out to supporters.

Petition. The benefit of petitions is encouraging a simple action, and you can blast messages out to petition signers.

Blog. A blog allows you to explain situations in a more in-depth manner than other options provide. You can also link the blog directly to Facebook and Twitter so your posts automatically appear on them.

Website. It’s where you put it all together. Allow supporters to understand more about workplace abuse, your state’s efforts, and where to find these communication tools.

 

 

Collaborate

Once you get going, you can join our network of people who’ve introduced the bill as well as mental health professionals, speakers, and others who fight to end workplace abuse. We’ll share strategies and resources so we can make severe workplace abuse illegal once and for all.

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