URGENT MESSAGE TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS:
The new 2017 Benzo Bill HD2918 "An Act Relative to Benzodiazepines and Non Benzodiazepine Hypnotics" has been filed and we only have SEVEN days to get co-sponsors to the bill. We need as many Massachusetts residents as possible to contact your Representative and Senator and ask them to support HD2918
I will put up the link to the bill as soon as it is on the State House website.
If you do not know who your Representative or Senator is, you can go to http://www.wheredoiv...ectionInfo.aspx. and type in your address and it will give you that information.
We had 47 co-sponsors last year which was really good. Let's try to get more co-sponsors this time. Don't put this off, make the call now or send an email if that is easier. Get as many Massachusetts people as possible to contact their Representative and Senators as possible!
If you have any specific questions about the bill or want to know if your Representative or Senator has signed on yet, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to share this announcement with as many groups and people as possible.
I'm putting below a sample of what we did last time of an email any Massachusetts residents can use to send to their State Representative and Senator. You can add more to it if you want, but we made it brief and to the point. We want them to support the bill. If you can try to get this done this weekend so we can see on Monday how many have supported the bill, that would be great.
Dear Representative or Senator (put last name and send individually)________________:
I am a resident of (Name of city or town) and am asking you to support Representative Paul McMurtry’s proposed bill HD2918 - An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics.
I feel this proposed bill will go a long way towards correcting the irresponsible prescribing practices of doctors when it comes to these powerful drugs. This will save our state money with healthcare costs for those who have been on them longer than two to four week or those who are on disability as a result of taking them long term when they were intended for short term use.
I urge you to please review Representative Paul McMurtry’s Bill HD2918 and consider co-sponsoring the bill.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.