Subject: Your support urgently needed
Date: November 25, 2013 2:23:36 PM EST
We are writing to you as colleagues and, we believe, kindred spirits in our effort to halt the participation of health providers in the torture of prisoners. We need your support of a bill which will soon be heard in the Massachusetts Legislature, possibly in December. It is crucial for our representatives to hear from their constituents.
Here are the House and Senate versions of the bill:
House Bill No. 2017: An Act Prohibiting the participation of healthcare professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners.
Jason Lewis (sponsor); Co-sponsors: Timothy Toomey, Jr., Ruth Balser, Cory Atkins, Stephen Kulik, Ellen Story, Patricia Jehlen, Elizabeth Malia, Carl Sciortino, Jr., Byron Rushing, Benjamin Swan, Paul Mark
Senate Bill No. 1011: An Act prohibiting the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners.
James Eldridge (sponsor); Co-sponsors: Benjamin Swann, Gloria Fox, Patricia Jehlen, William Brownsberger, Carl Sciortino, Jr., Cory Atkins.
Your support is especially critical if your Representative or Senator is one of the sponsors or co-sponsors. You can find their phone numbers and addresses by Googling their names. It would be a great help if you could attend the hearing.
You are invited to the Public Hearing: Massachusetts State House will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 10 AM, Room A-1
Andrea Cousins, PhD, PsyD
Carolyn Hicks, EdD
Frank Marotta, PhD
Bruce Miller, JD
Massachusetts Campaign Against Torture