From the Homelessness Ministry Team and the Mass Coalition for the Homeless
Today is the final day before legislators make a decision on whether House Bill 135 is moved from the House Ways and Means, to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, or if the bill dies. Please consider making a call to your legislator TODAY to voice your support!
Find your legislator's name and contact info here.
House Bill 135 "An Act Providing Housing and Support Services to Unaccompanied Homeless Youth" calls on the state to fund a continuum of housing and support services for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. Help us turn this around, and achieve the passage of HB 135! You can make a difference in the lives of more than 6,000 youth - including LGBTQ youth- who are experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts by signing the electronic petition in the link below and by sharing it with your friends, family, colleagues and other networks.
Youth experiencing homelessness, can't wait for another winter, another filing of the bill, or for another chance. Join us and take action- this is our last chance! To sign the petition click on this link and fill out the form. Your letter of support will be sent to your Representative and Senator automatically. Don't forget to share the link, and thank you for helping us achieve change!
Exa Méndez, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless/MACUCC Homelessness Ministry Team
Here is a sample script to help you with your calls:"Hi, my name is ______________________. * I am calling to strongly urge Chairman Dempsey and the House Ways and Means Committee to give a favorable report in the week ahead to House Bill 135, An Act providing housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth.
"It is vital for the Legislature to pass House Bill 135 so as to increase housing options and holistic support services for the thousands of unaccompanied youth and young adults ages 14-24 who are experiencing homelessness across Massachusetts."