It is time for all of us to act on the Murphy Bill. Now!!

By Larry Drain, Hopeworks Community

The Murphy Bill will be marked up in subcommittee in a couple of days. What happens in that meeting will substantially affect whether or not the Murphy Bill will become the Murphy Law. Your voice matters. Those supporting the Murphy Bill are well organized and verbal. Either our voices will be heard or our silence will be heard. It is on us.

Below is a list of all the contact information you will need to make it easier for you to be effective.

Consider the following guidelines:

  1. Share this post with everyone you know and ask them to do the same. Numbers do matter.
  2. If your legislator is on the list below, contact them.
  3. Contact the Energy and Commerce Committee, especially the chairs, Rep. Pallone and Rep. Upton if at all possible. Contact information is at the bottom of this boast.
  1. If you can contact one Democratic member, please do so. Many of them signed the letter opposing the bill in its current form. Voice your support and encouragement. Contact information is below.
  2. Use whatever means of communication you feel most comfortable with — but communicate.
  3. If you have friends, consider having an email or phone party with them. Group efforts will matter.
  4. Tell your story. Explain how one or two items of the Murphy Bill will affect you. Personal stories matter. Keep it to one or two items. You need to be able to say it in 3 or 4 minutes tops.
  5. Make sure you tell them what you want them to do. “My name is ____ and I am calling to ask Rep.____ to oppose the AOT provisions of the Murphy Bill. I have concerns with other provisions also….. I (your story)….
  6. If you call, keep it to 3-4 minutes tops. Be organized and prepared. They will be polite to you.
  7. If you post on Facebook, try to keep it to 3-4 paragraphs tops. Do not be belligerent or accusatory. Try to share your personal stake in the bill.
  1. If you use Twitter, make one point per Tweet. Share links to more in depth points.
  1. If you email staff, be clear and personal. Thank them for their time. Again, be brief and focused. Share links to other material if you like.

IF YOU CONTACT THEM AND ASK 5 OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME, AND ASK EACH OF THOSE 5 TO GET 5 PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME AND SO ON AND SO ON, WE WILL UNLEASH A STORM.

PLEASE ACT NOW.

Doris Matsui – CA6(D) – 202-225-7163
twitter@dorismatsui
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/doris.matsui
Chief of staff: julie.eddy@mail.house.gov

David Loebsack – IA2(D) 202-225-6576
twitter@daveloebsack
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/DaveLoebsack
CS staff: eric.witte@mail.house.gov

Paul Tonko – NY20(D) – 202-225-5076
twitter@reppaultonko
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/reppaultonko
CS staff: clinton.britt@mail.house.gov

Joseph P. Kennedy – MA4(D) – 202-225-5931
twitter@RepJoeKennedy
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/CongressmanJoeKennedylll
CS staff: gregory.mecher@mail.house.gov

Bobby Rush – IL1(D) – 202-225-4372
twitter@RepBobbyRush
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/Congressmanbobbyrush
CS staff: stanley.watkins@mail.house.gov

Diana DeGette – CO1(D) – 202-225-4431
twitter@RepDianaDeGette
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/DianaDeGette
CS staff: lisa.cohen@mail.house.gov

Janice Schakowsky – IL9(D) – 202-225-2111
twitter@janschakowsky
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/janschakowsky
CS staff: cathy.hurwit@mail.house.gov

Kathy Castor – FL14(D) – 202-225-3376
twitter@USRepKCastor
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/USRepKathyCastor
CS staff: thomas.phillips@mail.house.gov

Jerry McNerney – CA9(D) – 202-225-1947
twitter@RepMcNerney
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/jerrymcnerney
CS staff: nicole.alioto@mail.house.gov

Ben Ray Lujan – NM3(D) – 202-225-6190
twitter@repbenraylujan
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/RepBenRayLujan
CS staff: angela.ramirez@mail.house.gov

Yvette D. Clarke NY9(D) – 202-225-6231
twitter@Yvetteclarke
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/repyvetterdclarke
CS staff: shelley.davis@mail.house.gov

Eliot Engel NY16(D) -202-225-2464
twitter@RepEliotEngel
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/RepEliotEngel
CS staff: william.weitz@mail.house.gov

Lois Capps CA24(D) – 202-225-3601
twitter@RepLoisCapps
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/loiscapps
CS staff: sarah.ethington@mail.house.gov

G.K. Butterfield NC1(D) – 202-225-3101
twitter@gkbutterfield
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/congressmangkbutterfield
CS staff: troy.clair@mail.house.gov

John Sarbanes MD3(D) – 202-225-4016
twitter@RepSarbanes
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/RepSarbanes
CS staff: jason.gleason@mail.house.gov

Peter Welch VT(D) – 202-225-4115
twitter@PeterWelch
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/PeterWelch
CS staff: bob.rogan@mail.house.gov

John Yarmuth KY3(D) – 202-225-5401
twitter@repjohnyarmuth
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/congressman-John-Yarmuth-KY-3/214258646163
CS staff: julie.carr@mail.house.gov

Kurt Schrader OR5(D) – 202-225-5711
twitter@repschrader
facebook: http//www.facebook.com/repschrader
CS staff: paul.gage@mail.house.gov

Tony Cardenas CA29(D) – 202-225-6131
Twitter@repcardenas
Facebook: http//www.facebook.com/repcardenas
CS staff: virginia.zigras@mail.house.gov
Joseph Pitts (Chair Health Subcommittee) PA16 (R)
202-225-2411
Twitter: @RepJoePitts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanJoePitts/
CS staff monica.volante@mail.house.gov

Gene Green (Ranking Democrat) TX29 (D)
202-225-1688
Twitter: @RepGeneGreen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepGeneGreen/?fref=ts
CS staff rhonda.jackson@mail.house.gov

Joe Barton TX (R) – 202-225-2002
Twitter: @RepJoeBarton
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepJoeBarton/?fref=ts
CS staff: ryan.thompson@mail.house.gov

John Shimkus IL(R) – 202-225-5271
Twitter: @RepShimkus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/repshimkus/?fref=ts
CS Staff: craig.roberts@mail.house.gov
LD staff: greta.joynes@mail.house.gov
Michael C. Burgess TX(R) – 202-225-7772
Twitter: @michaelcburgess
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcburgess/?fref=ts
CS Staff: kelle.strickland@mail.house.gov
Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA(R) – 202-225-2006
Twitter: @cathymcmorris
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcmorrisrodgers/?fref=ts
CS staff: david.peluso@mail.house.gov
Morgan Griffith VA(R) – 202-225-3861
Twitter: @RepMGriffith
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepMorganGriffith/?fref=ts
CS staff: kelly.lungren@mail.house.gov
Frank Pallone NJ(D) Ranking Democrat on subcommittee
Twitter: @FrankPallone
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepFrankPallone/?fref=ts
CS staff: jeff.carroll@mail.house.gov

 

Larry Drain is author of Hopeworks Community, a blog about mental health, advocacy and social justice. He is a long time advocate in Tennessee.

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3 thoughts on “It is time for all of us to act on the Murphy Bill. Now!!

  1. I have not been this frightened for myself in over 50 years. I want to crawl under the sheets and cry. From what I have read about the Murphey Bill, it is a sickness, an illness all it’s own. I am 64 years old, when I was 9 years old someone, a stranger, tried to kill me. I survived. I have severe and chronic PTSD. I have been through the mill of mental healthcare system in America. I have been ground down and made smooth by it. Being on my own and medication free I do quite well. I fear using my voice on this should this bill become law. They’ll just lock me up and drug me into submission.

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  2. This bill makes me want to crawl under the covers and cry and cry and cry. I am frightened. I am 64, when I was 9 years old someone tried to kill me, a stranger. I survived but I have severe and chronic PTSD. I have been through the mill of the mental healthcare system in America. No drugs have helped and I’ve taken most of them. I am stable when I am on my own and not medicated to the point of being a zombie. This bill and what I’ve read of it scares me, you have no idea as to how much it does. Since I am at the margins and looking in, it appears to me that this bill is a sickness, an illness all it’s own. I allow anyone to know my details, if they so choose. My web site is https://gilbertwsatchell.com. I have nothing to hide but I hide from this bill. Please say it ain’t so. Please don’t make it a law. Please.

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  3. Forced psychiatric treatment is absolutely from hell. Every last man woman and child on planet earth is
    insane in their own way so none of us are safe.

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