No Time To Remain Silent: Workplace Psychological Safety Act poised to become law in Rhode Island!

Rhode Island could easily become the first state in the country to pass workplace anti-abuse legislation! And it's not just up to the legislators, it's up to us!!! Last year in RI, the Workplace Psychological Safety Act passed the State Senate. This year, we want to make sure it passes the House, too, and sails onto the Governor's desk for signing.

Army of advocates, this is what we have been waiting for for years... MOMENTUM! We have momentum!! Last fall, a thousand advocates submitted testimony in support of WPSA to the MA legislature, and the legislation moved forward to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, unheard of for a first year bill! This week the stakes are even higher. Let's get our first win in Rhode Island!!

A One-Two Punch: The first of two RI public hearing for the Workplace Psychological Safety Act  is slated for this Wednesday, March 20th. Yes, notoriously short notice!  Dig out those testimonies! If you haven't testified yet, now is the time to tell YOUR story of workplace abuse. You DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN RHODE ISLAND to testify! Testimony can be given in person or written!

Written: Here's a template: RI Senate Labor Committee and some helpful hints Writing Worksheet. We suggest a 2-page limit. Email it to mailto:SLegislation@rilegislature.gov. Written testimony must be submitted prior to 3pmET on Wednesday, March 20 for it to be provided to the members of the committee at the hearing and to be included in the meeting records. Written testimony submitted to any committee is considered public and may be accessible on their website and via search engines. If you would like it submitted anonymously, email it to mailto:info@endworkplaceabuse.com by Wednesday, March 20 at 10amET so we can submit it for you.  

In Person: Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith St. Providence, RI. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 4:30pmET Room 212.   If you'd like to testify in-person with us, simply show up to the Rhode Island State House a little before 4:30pm (we suggest arriving by 4pm to allow time to park and find the room). Street parking may be available. If not, you can try Providence Place. Keep your testimony to 3 minutes.

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As soon as they post the next Public Hearing for the RI House for H8044 we will let you know!! We must ACT IN TANDEM to get this law passed!  Standing up to this injustice TOGETHER is what's made the difference!


Esta primavera habrá una audiencia pública en la Cámara de Representantes del Estado de Rhode Island sobre la Ley de Seguridad Psicológica en el Lugar de Trabajo.

No es necesario vivir en Rhode Island para presentar un testimonio por escrito.

La legislación se introdujo en la legislatura de Rhode Island (S2473), donde ya fue aprobada por el Senado, así como por la legislatura de Massachusetts (H1882). ¡Únase a nuestro cuerpo de defensores!

¡Estamos enfrentando esta injusticia juntos!
Aquí está la primicia: prepare un PDF de su testimonio de 1 o 2 páginas para el Comité Laboral del Senado. Si desea que su testimonio se mantenga privado (solo para el Comité Conjunto), asegúrese de solicitarlo.
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