S.1143

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> Friends ~
>
> We just got this message from Michael Carr, Senate sponsor of the
> anti-torture bill, saying that it’s just been moved up to another level.
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> Hi Andrea, yes very good news! It would be helpful to send letters to
> the chairs of the Health Care Financing Committee asking them to
> please move S.1143 favorably out of Committee. If the letters could
> get sent in the next week or so that would be great. Thanks! M.
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> https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Joint/J24
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> Title of bill S.1143: A bill to prohibit the participation of
> healthcare providers in the torture and abuse of prisoners.
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> We need letters of support! Especially important: support from
> psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists , clerics, Quakers ~
> support from constituents ~ support from people who know the house or
> senate chairs.

Here are the two committee chairs of the Health Care Financing Committee:
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> Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, the House Chair, is from the Brookline-Jamaica Plain
> area. Jeffrey.sanchez@mahouse.gov
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> Senator James T. Welch is the Senate Chair, James.Welch@masenate.gov

(More contact information and information about the committee below.)

Here is the message:

> The American Psychological Association has taken an
> official stand against the participation of psychologists in
> torture. But enforcement lies at the state level. Passage of this
> bill would make Massachusetts the first state to stand behind the
> ethical principle of its health care license to First, Do No Harm.
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> Your support greatly appreciated! Please pass this on!
>
> Andrea Cousins, PsyD
> Carolyn Hicks, EdD
> Frank Marotta, PhD
> Bruce Miller, JD

> Massachusetts Campaign Against Torture
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> Begin forwarded message:
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