LATEST LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
We at the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance are incredibly disappointed with the Healey administration’s decision to reduce the legislature’s budget for Children’s Advocacy Centers and MACA by $950,000. We were so troubled that our Executive Director issued a press release which you can see here.
Here’s how you can help!
Please contact both your state representative and state senator and ask them to override the Governor’s veto. It’s easy and here’s how to help with 3 simple steps:
We need YOUR help and it only takes 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Find your Senator using this link: https://malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator
Step 2: Contact them via email or phone
Step 3: Urge both your representative and senator to override Governor Healey’s veto to budget line 4510-0811 (Click here for an email script or a call script for either a CAC/MDT Service provider or a constituent.)
The Massachusetts Children’s Alliance and the state’s Children’s Advocacy Centers have worked tirelessly over the last several years to ensure that our work is properly funded. The legislature got it right, and we are so grateful for their support. We’re asking them to remedy the Governor’s cut to their budget recommendation.
And if you’d like, let us know you’ve contacted your legislators by posting a comment on our social media. We’d love to hear from you.
MACA works with our members and partner organizations to advocate for better resources and legislation in our state. We drive support for necessary funding and services for the most vulnerable population in our Commonwealth: child victims of sexual and physical abuse. We need your help, and it’s really easy to pitch in!
Here are some examples of how you can help:
State Funding and Legislation
Contacting your representative can be intimidating, but legislators are our partners and your words matter. By speaking out on behalf of the victims of child abuse, community members like you can give a voice to the voiceless and have a significant impact on the funding provided to MACA and CACs.
Federal Funding and Legislation
The Victims of Child Abuse Act and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund critical CAC services throughout the state, as well as nationwide. MACA works to make sure our Senators and Members of Congress preserve funding for these essential services.
To find your representatives on the state and federal level, click here.