Advocacy

State House Call-In Day on Legislation to Promote Dignity for People Experiencing Homelessness and Poverty: House Bills 529 + 1129

Take Action Today to Help Pass House BIlls 529 and 1129!

State House Call-In Day on Legislation to Promote Dignity for People Experiencing Homelessness and Poverty: House Bills 529 + 1129
July 17, 2016

Thank you for helping to promote last week's legislative briefing on the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children program and the campaign to establish a bill of rights for people experiencing homelessness. The event focused on House Bill 529, An Act relative to assisting elders in the Commonwealth (fact sheet), and House Bill 1129, An Act providing a homeless bill of rights (fact sheet). Both bills are awaiting action by House Ways and Means. This week we need your help to make our State House call-in day on these two bills a success. 

Please make two calls today or tomorrow: One to House Speaker Robert DeLeo and one to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey. Let them know that you stand with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and you would like to see them take action to pass House Bills 529 and 1129.
  • Speaker DeLeo can be reached at 617-722-2500. You also can tweet him a message: @SpeakerDeLeo
  • Chairman Dempsey can be reached at 617-722-2990.
Need some inspriation before making your calls? Read moving testimonies from Cochise W. of Rosie's Place (on the Coalition's blog) and Christine Ciulla, whose poetry recently was featured on the Coalition's blog and whose personal story was featured in Spare Change News. Here is the Coalition's press release on the call-in day and briefing.
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For more details or to share feedback from your outreach, please contact Kelly Turley: kelly (at) mahomeless.org or 781-595-7570 x17. 

Thank you!

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