Tuesday, October 11, 2005

MASSACHUSETTS ACTION ALERT: URGE THE MASSACHUSETTS JOINT COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN & FAMILIES TO VOTE YES ON SB959

BASTARD NATION: THE ADOPTEE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION fully supports (as written) the Senate bill that is being heard in Massachusetts - SB959. We urge all Bastard Nation members to contact Massachusettes Senators and Representatives and ask them to vote YES to SB959.


LET THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES KNOW THAT YOU FAVOR SB959 WHICH WILL RESTORE ADULT ADOPTEES ACCESS TO THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

ON OCTOBER 27, 2005, SB959 WILL BE HEARD IN THE JOINT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMITTEE. THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILL, AS WRITTEN, WILL ALLOW ADULT ADOPTEES TO ACCESS THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL NON-ADOPTED ADULTS. THERE IS A CONTACT PREFERENCE FORM INCLUDED. HELP MASSACHUSETTS BECOME THE 6TH STATE TO RESTORE UNCONDITIONAL ACCESS TO ADULT ADOPTEES ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES!

Please call and e-mail your letter of support urging a yes vote on SB959 to all Senators and Representatives of the Massachusetts joint Committee on Children and Families.

Read the full text of SB959:

http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/st00/st00959.htm


If you are out-of-state, be sure to mention any Massachusetts connection you may have.
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL the Representatives of the Massachusetts joint Committee on Children and Families and ask them to vote YES on SB959.



* * * CONTACT INFORMATION MASSACHUSETTS SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES* * *
Senator Karen Spilka - Karen.E.Spilka@state.ma.us
Senator Thomas McGee - Thomas.McGee@state.ma.us
Senator Frederick Berry - Frederick.Berry@state.ma.us
Senator Pamela Resor - Pamela.Resor@state.ma.us
Senator Steven Baddour - Steven.Baddour@state.ma.us
Senator Bruce Tarr - Bruce.Tarr@state.ma.us
Representative Shirley Owens-Hicks - no listed email
Representative Stephen LeDuc - Rep.StephenLeDuc@hou.state.ma.us
Representative Anne Paulsen - Rep.AnnePaulsen@hou.state.ma.us
Representative Cory Atkins - Rep.CoryAtkins@hou.state.ma.us
Representative Deborah Blumer - Deborah.Blumer@state.ma.us
Representative Barbara L'Italien - Rep.BarbaraL'Italien@hou.state.ma.us
Representative John Scibak - Rep.JohnScibak@hou.state.ma.us
Representative Patrick Natale - Rep.PatrickNatale@Hou.State.MA.US
Representative Tom Sannicandro - Rep.TomSannicandro@Hou.State.MA.US
Representative John Lepper - Rep.JohnLepper@hou.state.ma.us
Representative Vinny Demacedo - Rep.VinnyDemacedo@hou.state.ma.us

If you wish to write just one letter to the Senators and another to the Representatives:

SENATORS;
Karen.E.Spilka@state.ma.us,Thomas.McGee@state.ma.us,Frederick.Berry@state.ma.us,Frederick.Berry@state.ma.us,Pamela.Resor@state.ma.us,Steven.Baddour@state.ma.us,Bruce.Tarr@state.ma.us
REPRESENTATIVES;
Rep.StephenLeDuc@hou.state.ma.us,Rep.AnnePaulsen@hou.state.ma.us,Rep.CoryAtkins@hou.state.ma.us,Deborah.Blumer@state.ma.us,Rep.BarbaraL'Italien@hou.state.ma.us,Rep.JohnScibak@hou.state.ma.us,Rep.PatrickNatale@Hou.State.MA.US,Rep.TomSannicandro@Hou.State.MA.US,Rep.JohnLepper@hou.state.ma.us,Rep.VinnyDemacedo@hou.state.ma.us



***CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN & FAMILIES***
Committee on Children & Families
Rep. Shirley Owens-Hicks
State House, Rm. 167
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 722-2011

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 @ 10:30 am. in room A2 of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA.



Bastard Nation thanks you for your committment to adult adoptee access rights!

Write today! Your letters and phone calls do make a difference!!

c. 2005 Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization

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