Earlier this year, we asked you to urge your legislators to co-sponsor the three priorities on our legislative agenda, and you delivered!
Caring Force members sent over 1,000 letters to more than 180 legislators, asking them to sign on as co-sponsors! So here are a few updates on co-sponsors and committee assignments for each bill:
- S.540 | H.1408 | An act relative to access to health insurance for human service providers & employees was filed by Senator John Keenan and Representative Kay Khan and co-sponsored by more than 40 additional state legislators. The house bill was recently assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Service, while the senate version was assigned to the Joint Committee on Financial Services.
- S.42 | H.116 | An act establishing an education loan repayment program for human services workers was filed by Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Representative Jeffrey Roy and co-sponsored by more than 50 additional state legislators. The bill was recently assigned to the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
- S.47 | H.TBD | An act relative to fair pay for comparable work was filed by Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Representative Kay Khan and co-sponsored by 20 additional state legislators. The bill was recently assigned to the Joint Committee on Children Families and Person with Disabilities.
To learn more about each of these bills or to read the bill text in full, visit the Providers’ Council website.
The bills being assigned to legislative committees is only the first step. Now we need to get the word out on why these bills are so critical to our workforce, and the best way to do that is by sharing your story and advocating for these initiatives!
Join us at our Sixth Annual Caring Force Rally on Tuesday, April 25th to share your story and get information about these pro-workforce initiatives to your state legislators.
Thank you very much for your support on these important issue, and we hope to see you at the rally on Tuesday, April 25th.Back to All Blog Posts