Final push to pass mascot bill in MA legislature

By | September 28, 2020
Those who disrespect Native Americans also make asses of themselves.

I am passing along this message from the Mass Mascot Coalition

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Subject: Re: Request for Action (that will not take you long)
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:26:39 -0400
From: Mass Mascot Coalition <massmascotcoalition@gmail.com>

Hello those working to eliminate Native mascots in MA,

We are writing on behalf of the Massachusetts Mascot Coalition. Our coalition has been working to inspire the MA state legislature to pass the mascot bill S.247/H.443/S.2593 (with the original proposed language).

We request that you please share the following message with others who have been working to eliminate Native American mascots.

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The MA Mascot Coalition is seeking MA residents who support the elimination of Native American mascots to make two telephone calls. These calls are to the resident’s two MA state legislators (i.e., the resident’s state senator and state representative).

Please use this link to find the telephone numbers for your state legislators.

When someone answers the phone, please ask to speak to the senator/representative. If the senator/representative is not present, please speak to the legislator’s aide. If no one is there, please leave a message, telling them: your name, you are a constituent, your mailing address, and a phone number they can use to call you back (and request that they return your call).

Once you have someone on the phone, please:

  • Tell them that you support the MA state legislative bill to eliminate Native mascots (S.247/H.443/S.2593) in its original proposed language, and that it is extremely important that the legislature pass this bill.
  • Tell them why you support this bill. [Here is a link to a flyer on the bill you can use to develop your argument: here].
  • Ask the legislator/aide if they plan to vote for or against this bill.

After you have made both phone calls, please email the MA Mascot Coalition (at massmascotcoalition@gmail.com ) to let us know how each of your legislators plan to vote.

We really appreciate your assistance!

If you have any questions, please email the MA Mascot Coalition.

Sincerely,

The Massachusetts Mascot Coalition Steering Committee