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Take Action Now to Save Taunton State Hospital!

07.09.2012

 

This past Sunday, Governor Deval Patrick vetoed a provision in the state budget that would have maintained 45 beds at Taunton State Hospital, abandoning the mentally ill in Southeastern Massachusetts and creating an even greater burden on our already distressed mental health system.
 
Take action TODAY and ask your State Legislators to override the Governor’s veto and keep Taunton State Hospital open!
 
Sample script for State Senator. You can reach your State Senator at 617-722-1455:
 
Hello, this is _________ and I am a resident of ___________. I am calling today to ask  Senator _________ to contact the Senate President and ask that an override vote be taken to save Taunton State Hospital and protect the mentally ill in Massachusetts. Thank you.
 
Sample script for State Representative. You can reach your State Representative at 617-722-2000:
 
Hello, this is _________ and I am a resident of ___________. I am calling today to ask  Representative _________ to contact the Speaker and ask that an override vote be taken to save Taunton State Hospital and protect the mentally ill in Massachusetts. Thank you.
 
To find out who your State Senator and State Representative are, go to http://capwiz.com/massnurses.