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Monday, January 26, 2015
ACTION NEEDED: URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO CO-SPONSOR MTA-BACKED LEGISLATION
MTA submitted its legislative proposals on January 16 and is now seeking co-sponsors to support these bills. Each state senator and state representative has been provided with a list of MTA bills and has received a phone call and a visit from our lobbyists. I have called each of the state representatives in our two senate districts (Straus, Gifford, O'Connell, D'Emilia; Howitt, Calter, Koczera, Markey. Orrall, and Haddad) and Senators Pacheco and Montigny asking for their support and co-sponsorship.
What we need now is for our member-constituents to follow up our work with emails asking for your state representative and state senator to support our MTA legislation. I have attached two documents which provide specific information about the MTA bills. You can use the link below to send an email via MTA's website or you can compose your own. You can adapt the MTA email to fit your concerns about the legislation. I have also included the email addresses of the legislators in this email.
As the session begins, the MTA plans to do intensive statewide organizing around the issues of charter schools and high-stakes testing.
These key issues — and the issues reflected in MTA’s other sponsored legislation — address member-defined goals in critical areas: providing the public schools and colleges that all students deserve, amplifying and protecting educators’ voices and safeguarding the well-being of educators, families and communities.
The vision for our current legislative agenda springs from the conviction that in order to provide the best for our students and their future, we must not only fully and equitably fund public education, but also support the social and economic conditions that allow families and communities to thrive.
Thank you for your help and for all that you do.
In solidarity and as President Madeloni says...."in anticipation of great things to come",
Kathi Rogers Senate District Coordinator First Plymouth Bristol - Senator Marc Pacheco
Second Bristol Plymouth- Senator Mark Montigny
EMAIL ADDRESSES OF STATE LEGISLATORS IN PACHECO AND MONTIGNY DISTRICTS