Please call your legislators by Tuesday, November 12th
A phone call will multiply the impact of your email 10-fold. Please pick up the phone and call your state senator and representative this week. You can look up your state senator and representative, here: https://openstates.org/When you call, you’ll be talking with a staffer (or be referred to a voicemail) and it will be easy, we promise! (It’s worth then looking at the list of members of the committee hearing these bills. If one of them is yours, lucky you! Your call is has an even greater impact, as your legislator directly help pass the bill. You can tailor your message as below.)
I’m calling to urge [Representative/Senator Lastname] to support the pesticide bills being heard by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on November 12.
When they pick up the phone, ask to speak with someone in the office of [Representative/Senator Lastname]. You can then say something simple like: Hi My name is [NAME] and I live in [TOWN].
The pesticides addressed, glyphosate and neonics, are very toxic to both people and pollinators like bees. All of these bills would help us keep people and the environment safe from toxic chemicals.
At the very least, I hope that they will support H.763 to protect pollinators, H.791 to ban toxic pesticides from playgrounds, and S.447/H.776 to restore power to local municipalities to restrict pesticides. Please support action on pesticides this session and submit testimony to the ENRA committee in support of these bills.[If your legislator is on the committee, you could close with this ask: “Please pass these bills from your committee as soon as possible.”]
Want to join us in Boston?
Interested in joining us at the hearing on November 12th? We’d love to have you there to help us fill the hearing room with supporters (no need to speak publicly). You can find all the details and register to receive final updates and reminders on Monday, by visiting our website: nofamass.org/policy#hearings
Thank you for reading, taking action, and passing this notice along to your networks.
With hope for a less toxic Commonwealth,
Policy Director, NOFA/Mass