LAST CALL FOR POLITICAL ACTION


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Dear Social Workers,

Please take a few minutes to help our fellow Kentuckians by making calls to support these three bills.  With your support and diligence, Tim’s Law was passed yesterday.  Let’s end 2017 Social Work Month in the best possible way and help these remaining bills!

Thank you,

NASW-KY

WE DID IT!! DEMOCRACY IN ACTION…THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE WERE HEARD!!

TIM’S LAW – SB 91 – WAS PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY (AGAIN) BY BOTH SENATE AND HOUSE YESTERDAY, OVERRIDING THE GOVERNOR’S VETO OF THE BILL.

IN 90 DAYS, TIM’S LAW WILL BE THE LAW IN KENTUCKY…MAKING OUTPATIENT TREATMENT UNDER COURT ORDER AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.

THANKS!  THANKS!  THANKS!  THANKS! TO ALL OF YOU WHO RAISED YOUR VOICES IN SUPPORT, WHO CALLED THE MESSAGE LINE IN HUGE NUMBERS, WHO WROTE AND EMAILED YOUR LEGISLATORS, WHO CAME TO FRANKFORT YESTERDAY TO LINE THE STEPS OF THE SENATE…REMINDING THE SENATORS HOW IMPORTANT THIS BILL IS AND THAT IF AFFECTS REAL PEOPLE EVERY DAY!  WE WERE SO GLAD THAT FAYE MORTON, TIM’S MOM, AND JOY MORTON HENDERSON, TIM’S SISTER, COULD BE THERE TO SPEAK TO SENATORS AND TO THE MEDIA AND TO SEE THE HISTORIC VOTE TAKEN IN THE SENATE!

NOW, ON THIS FINAL DAY OF THE SESSION, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO EXERCISE YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO RAISE YOUR VOICE

TO SUPPORT THREE BILLS THAT ARE A PRIORITY FOR KMHC

AND FOR ALL OF US.  THEY COULD HAVE THEIR FINAL

PASSAGE IF THERE IS ACTION TAKEN TODAY:

HB 253 –Tucker Act – to provide greater protection from harm for children known to need protective services.

ACTION:  ASK ALL HOUSE MEMBERS TO CONCUR WITH SENATE CHANGES.

HB 305 – Casey’s Law – to strengthen inpatient commitment for those with substance use disorders.

ACTION:  ASK SENATE LEADERSHIP TO CALL THE BILL FOR A VOTE.  THEN ASK ALL HOUSE MEMBERS TO CONCUR WITH SENATE CHANGES.

HB 309 – to provide protections for victims of domestic violence in their rental and lease agreements.  It has SB 86 amended to it – to improve protection for victims of domestic abuse and dating violence.

ACTION:  ASK ALL HOUSE MEMBERS TO CONCUR WITH THE SENATE CHANGES.

PLEASE CALL THE LEGISLATIVE MESSAGE LINE ONE MORE TIME
ON THIS LAST DAY OF THE SESSION – 1-800-372-7181
AND GIVE THE BILL NUMBERS ABOVE WITH YOUR MESSAGE ON EACH!!

Thanks for your incredible advocacy!

Sheila