In schools across Massachusetts, a student with diabetes may be denied lifesaving medication during a medical emergency because no one is trained and available to provide care.
Last session, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed critical Safe at School legislation that would provide safety for children with diabetes when they face a low blood glucose emergency. But the legislation was not considered by the full Senate. Fortunately, the bills were refiled for the 2017-2018 legislative session so you have another chance to help kids with diabetes.
There’s no time to waste! Ask the members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee to report out the bill!
Personalizing your letter is extremely important! Stories always make a better case than statistics, and personalized e-mails will have an even greater impact than form e-mails.
Dear [Decision Maker],
No child should be unsafe at school. As someone concerned about the health and safety of our students with diabetes, I'm joining with the American Diabetes Association to urge you, as a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, to support and favorably report out Senate Bill 214 (filed by Senator Brownsburger). This bill allows school staff members to be trained to administer life-saving glucagon.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]