#LoveJustice: A Statewide Call-in Day

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Step 1: Find Your State Representative

Go to https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator and find your State Representative.

Step 2: Call your Representative and ask to speak to a legislative aid

Sample script:

Hi, my name is __________. I am a constituent of Representative ________ and I live in (city).  

I am calling to ask the Representative to contact the criminal justice conference committee and ask them to:

  • Adopt the Senate’s proposal authorizing judges to offer pre-arraignment juvenile diversion opportunities so that young people may avoid formal processing in the court system and avoid a juvenile record (in section 136 of the Senate bill).  

  • And to adopt the Senate’s proposal reducing school-based arrests by ensuring schools and police set guidelines on school discipline and arrest (Senate bill). Too many Massachusetts students – disproportionately students of color and those with disabilities. – are being handcuffed, booked, and sent to court for minor misbehavior that was once handled by schools and parents.

Do you think the Representative would support these bills?

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about these bills.  

Step 3: Follow up

You can download fact sheets for the Diversion and School Based Arrests campaigns to share with your legislator.

Please contact CfJJ if you need help answering any questions legislative staff may have.