To Our Legislators on Beacon Hill

Our Attorney General has proclaimed that "All Tenants Have a Right to Be Free From Harassment and Intimidation." We of the Stop Bullying Coalition, on behalf of the more than 92,000 tenants of multifamily public and subsidized housing for elderly and people with disability, seek to assure that freedom. And to that end, we ask you to join your colleagues, Senator Joan B. Lovely and Representative Bradford Hill, and to sponsor our bill prior to filing.

For Peaceful Community, We Can Prevent Bullying

Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill
Do you want to stop bullying in public and subsidized housing? The Stop Bullying Coalition has submitted a petition to create an agency to take complaints, investigate, protect victims of bullying; and where needed, propose legal action to hold the landlord to account. You can help! Your elected legislators on Beacon Hill are waiting to hear from you. (see below for how to contact them). Ask them to sponsor the bill.

Legislators Meet with Coalition

Senator Lovely and Representative Walsh meet with Coalition
The Stop Bullying Coalition recently had the honor to meet with our elected representatives, Senator Joan Lovely (2nd Essex) and Representative Thomas Walsh (Peabody), to advocate for consideration of our proposed legislation designed to address two critical needs of tenants who are elderly or living with disability, and reside in public or subsidized housing, and are victims of bullying.

Progress Report of the Stop Bullying Coalition

Couple on bench under tree at sunset. "And none shall make them afraid."
We have a vision and plan for a home that is safe, secure, and peaceful, protecting us from bullying and harassing. The storms of mobbing and hostile environment harassment are the worst threats. When a community harasses and bullies a victim, and the landlord initiates, condones, or ignores these attacks, that is mobbing. When victims are unable to have the peaceful enjoyment of their residency, that is hostile environment harassment. We need to create protection for victims and hold landlords to account for their illegal behavior.

To Stop Bullying, Organize and Advocate for Your Rights

On October 19, 2017, Jerry Halberstadt, Coordinator of the Stop Bullying Coalition and a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission on Bullying, spoke on the role of advocacy and legislation on bullying at the online conference of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition in the context of National Bullying Awareness Month.

Meeting July 17, 2017: Conditions and Prevalence

The committee to assess the prevalence and scale of bullying will meet on July 17 from 10:30am-12pm

Purpose

Agenda 1) Introductions (10 min) 2) Goals of the survey (20 min) 3) Practical considerations and outreach strategy (35 min) 4) Next steps/ Subcommittees and their tasks (10 min) 5) Continued conversation on the project (15 min)

Where

100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. Second Floor Conference Room B