ACTION ALERT: Extreme Risk Protection Order Advocacy Day 2/15

February 6, 2018

We are at a critical point in the effort to pass H3081, the Extreme Risk Protective Order bill, which is pending before the Judiciary Committee. We need action NOW to move this bill. We are asking Coalition advocates to take two actions in support of this life-saving legislation:

1) Call your State Representative; and 2) join us at the State House on Feb 15 for an Advocacy Day.

1. Call your State Representative to urge them to support H3081. (You will almost certainly be speaking with an aide).  A suggested script for those calls is below.

“I am calling as your constituent to ask you to support H3081, the Extreme Risk Protective Order Bill, filed by State Representative David Linsky.  This important bill would give loved ones, law enforcement and health care providers the ability to have guns removed from the home of someone at extreme risk of harming themselves or others. Can I count on you to support this legislation when it reaches the floor of the House? (record answer for report-back).  (If yes, then ask:)  Will you contact Speaker DeLeo and Rep. Claire Cronin, House Chair of the Judiciary Committee, to urge them to get this bill out of Committee and on the House floor? (record answer for report-back).”

And please use this link to report back on what you hear!

The main number for the House of Representative is (617) 722-2000.  If you need to determine who your State Representative is, you can plug your address into here.

2. Join us for an advocacy day at the State House Grand Staircase (2nd floor) on February 15th, starting at 10:30 a.m. Please RSVP for the advocacy day through our Facebook event invitation or e-mailing programs@stophandgunviolence.com. We need everyone that can possibly be there to attend. We will gather, hear from gun violence prevention leaders and survivors about the importance of passing H3081, and we will then go office-to-office seeking commitments of support for the bill.

By raising our collective voices we can once again prompt action on important gun violence prevention legislation. Please help us spread the word by sharing this action alert with your friends on social media.

 


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