Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 4th, 9:30am Room 4203 in the Capitol Bldg. This the day of the first hearing of Matt's Law, this day is crucial to us. We need to show the Committee that we are taking this law very seriously by showing up in force wearing our RED. I know that it is difficult for a lot of you to get off work or out of school but if there is anyway that you can schedule this day off in order to be there it would make the most incredible difference. To have the Committee look into the audience and see the overwhelming support for this law would be amazing. It would be hard for them to dispute the importance when the room is full of supporters that have taken the time out of their busy schedules to be there. I would hope that it would also make it difficult for them to vote no having to see all of our facing and our Matt Badges with his picture on it.
We finally got some media coverage, Woo Hoo! KTVU Channel 2 ran an almost 3 minute story on Matt's Law in the first 5 to 7 minutes of their broadcast last night, if you missed it you can view it by clicking on the link below. Then send it to everyone you know. This is great news and exactly what we needed but we can't stop there we have got to keep working harder than ever. Unfortunately, as obvious as it is to us that Matt's Bill should be LAW, it is not going to pass itself. We have to keep it in the news, the Legislature has to see how important it is to everyone.
They need to hear about it all the time, they need to see it every time they turn around, they need to realize that we are not going to go away because this is just too important. We need to let them know that they are the ones that can make a difference, they are the ones that can finally say ENOUGH is ENOUGH we are not going to read another story in the paper or see another segment on the news where another innocent young person has been maimed or killed due to hazing acts while those that perform them receive a slap on the wrist and are sent on their merry way after 30 days of road work and no one learns the VERY IMPORTANT lesson that HAZING is WRONG!
If you have connections with the press please do your best to persuade them to do a story on Matt's Law. Newspaper, Radio, Television, Magazines whatever or whoever you know if they could just mention it and send the listeners, readers or viewers to Matt's site where they can find all the essential information to make their own informed decision whether or not they would like to support Matt's Law and how to go about it. I believe that once people understand what Matt's Law is all about they will not hesitate to want to get involved.
Here's the clip...
PLEASANT HILL: Amber Lee Reports On Debbie Smith's Crusade For Tougher Hazing Laws - Click Play on the Pleasant Hill story in the Play list.
You have all been awesome! Thank you for all your hard work and support, the letters are coming in beautifully, keep them coming we can never have too many! Be sure to pass this email on so that others can help too.
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