#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 creating a parent-child privilege to ensure children can talk freely to their parents ( in section 202 in the Senate bill).  Children cannot be forced to testify against their parents, but parents can testify against their children.  This undermines the parent-child relationship, and parents’ critical role at all stages of the juvenile justice process.  

  • And 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).

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 Parent-Child Privilege and Diversion campaigns to share with your legislator.

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