- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com when you’ve setup any of these tools, have a bill number in your state, and/or have questions.
Massachusetts (has an active bill)
New York (has an active bill)
Rhode Island (has an active bill)
West Virginia (has an active bill)