Please locate and contact your State legislators and tell them to co-sponsor and pass SB 524!  A sample letter is provided below that you can copy, paste, and edit.

FIND AND CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS: (Directions: Enter your zip code in box below and click "GO".  If you live in a split district, enter your full 9 digit zip code or address in the fields provided on new action page that opens in a new window.  If you do not live in a split district, simply click on "State" under "Write Your Elected Officials" where it says "Write to your "Federal" or "State" elected officials".  For "subject" enter "Please Co-Sponsor and Vote Yes on S. 524".  For "Issue Area" drop down menu, select "Children and Families".  Copy/paste/edit the sample letter below into the "Editable Text" field.  Complete your contact information and click "send message".)


Copy, paste, and edit this sample letter to write your legislators to demand action on this issue:

"Dear [Legislator/Official's Name Here--(i.e. Sen. Lara)],

I am writing you today to ask that you co-sponsor and vote yes on SB 524 introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara to better regulate residential programs for youth and help put an end to institutional abuse.


[Your Name Here]

[Your Address and/or City, State, and Zip]"