PLEASE CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR RIGHT NOW AND URGE THEM TO PUT OUR BILL TO A VOTE
Our anti-tip theft bill (N. 7566 Sub A), sponsored by Rep. Chris Blazejewski, passed in the House this Tuesday by a wide margin, with 64 in favor, 5 opposed, and 6 abstaining. But the bill still needs to pass the Senate to become law. If we can get the bill to a vote on the Senate floor, it will almost certainly pass. The problem is getting the legislation out of the Senate Labor Committee and onto the floor. We need to convince our Senators to push this along by showing them how important it is to Rhode Islanders.
Read more about the bill here.
PLEASE CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR IMMEDIATELY AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 2843, THE ANTI-TIP THEFT BILL.
Call your State Senator from your district. Their phone numbers are listed by city and zip code at the bottom of this post. You can also look up your State Senator here then match them to a phone number below. If you get an answering machine or a secretary, please still leave a message. You can say this or add your own thoughts:
"Hello my name is ____. I live in your district on ____ street. I’m calling to urge you to support Senate Bill 2843, the bill to end tip theft in Rhode Island. The bill has passed the house and is currently in the Senate Labor Committee. The act will protect both workers and customers. It’s common sense that low-wage working Rhode Islanders should keep their hard-earned tip money. It’s also common sense that customers shouldn’t be scammed into giving tip money to managers when they intend it to go to workers. Thank you”
If you have another minute, please also call Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed at 401-222-6655, Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio at 401-222-3310, and Senate Labor Committee Chairperson Paul W Fogarty at 401-949-0895 and give them the same message.
With your help we can end tip-theft in Rhode Island! We’re very close—we just need this one final push!
Note: Districts are not precisely arranged by zip code. What we’ve listed here are approximations. To be sure who your Senator is, look it up here.