1. This is the legislation we are supporting in Massachusetts:

Nuclear Weapons Commission Bill:

S.1555 (Senate)/H.3688 (House)

This bill would create a citizens commission to investigate the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and what should be done about it.

2. Please write to your state legislators urging them to support this bill.

State legislators, and especially the leadership and those on the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, need to know that people of Massachusetts care about the threat posed by nuclear weapons and that we want them to do something about it. They want to hear, above all, from their own constituents. You are free to write to any legislator you want, but they are likely to read it only if you live in their District, so we need you to write to your own state legislators and to encourage your friends and colleagues in other parts of the state to write to their own legislators.

3. Who are your state legislators?

If you don’t know, use this link to find your State Rep and State Senator and their email addresses: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

4. Just click on their name if they are on this list!

Senators:

Mike Barrett, 3rd Middlesex

Michael Brady, Second Plymouth and Bristol

William Brownsberger, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex

Jo Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Cynthia Creem, First Middlesex and Norfolk

Julian Cyr, Cape and Islands

Sal DiDomenico, Middlesex and Suffolk

Jamie Eldridge, Middlesex and Worcester

Ryan Fattman, Worcester and Norfolk

Paul Feeney, Bristol and Norfolk

Cindy Friedman, Fourth Middlesex

Adam Hinds, Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hamden

Jason Lewis, Fifth Middlesex

Joan Lovely, Second Essex

Michael Moore, Second Worcester

Susan Moran, Plymouth and Barnstable

Michael Rodrigues, First Bristol and Plymouth

Karen Spilka, Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Representatives:

David Biele, 4th Suffolk

Natalie Blais, 1st Franklin

Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex

Josh Cutler, 6th Plymouth

Marcos Devers, 16th Essex

Mindy Domb, 3rd Hampshire

Paul Donato, 35th Middlesex

Nika Elugardo, 15th Suffolk

Dylan Fernandes, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Anne-Margaret Ferrante, 5th Essex

Carmine Gentile, 13th Middlesex

Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester

Kate Hogan. 3rd Middlesex

Meghan Kilcoyne, 12th Worcester

Kay Khan, 11th Middlesex

Jack Patrick Lewis, 7th Middlesex

Elizabeth Malia, 11th Suffolk

Paul Mark, 2nd Berkshire

Ronald Mariano, 3rd Norfolk

Aaron Michlewitz, 3rd Suffolk

Christina Minicucci, 14th Essex

Brian Murray, 10th Worcester

David Rogers, 24th Middlesex

Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire

Jon Santiago, 9th Suffolk

Chynah Tyler, 7th Suffolk

Erika Uyterhoeven, 27th Middlesex

Andres Vargas, 3rd Essex

Tommy Vitolo, 15th Norfolk

 

5. If they are NOT on the above list –

  • Write to your Rep and/or Senator at the email address you can find by clicking on the name you found from this link: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ (or use this basic formula: FirstName.LastName@mahouse.gov or FirstName.LastName@masenate.gov)
  • Copy and paste this Generic Letter into the body of your email.
  • Edit and personalize the letter by adding something personal at the beginning or the end to make it your letter!
  • ADD A SUBJECT LINE. Suggestion: “Please support S.1555/H.3688”
  • Send a copy of your letter to the Senate President and Speaker of the House, by copying to the Cc: line:
    • ronald.mariano@mahouse.gov
    • karen.spilka@masenate.gov
  • BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER.
  • Send.

6. Great! You’ve just helped move the world one small step closer to eliminating nuclear weapons!

Thank you.

7. AND If you have already contacted your state rep and your state senator, or you prefer to write to other people you know, think about who else you know in Massachusetts that might be willing to write their own letters. Extra points if they happen to live in the district of someone on one of the above PRIORITY lists, especially Speaker of the House, Rep. Ronald Mariano, or another member of either Ways and Means Committee. Please direct them to the nuclearban.us/mass page and offer to help them write letters if needed.