Send Your Legislators a Holiday Card

This is a great time of year to make a personal connection with state lawmakers and ensure that they understand the reality of Massachusetts families that they represent.

To help build support for the Massachusetts Parentage Act, please send a holiday card to your State Representative and State Senator this season. Share about your family, and ideally, include a photo! 

Find your legislators here, and use this template to ensure it gets straight to their office:

[Your legislator’s name]

State House

24 Beacon Street

Boston, MA


Here’s a sample to get you started – but of course please personalize your message because we know this diverse coalition has many different experiences and stories!

Because the Commonwealth’s parentage laws are outdated, I had to adopt my own child after they were born. It took months, and our family was vulnerable during this time. [Your legislator’s name], all I want for the holidays is your commitment to protect all Massachusetts children and families equally by passing the Massachusetts Parentage Act (MPA, H.1713/S.947) as soon as possible in the New Year!

Thank you, and happy holidays,

[Your name and address]

Thank you for making the time to build support for the MPA. Sending a card by mail before the end of 2023 will be the most impactful, but if you are unable to do this, please help out by emailing your legislators, which still makes a difference. And share our MPA social posts on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tagging your lawmakers!

Send a card to MPA Sponsors too!