A brief history: MPVR has worked to gain the support of Representative Sam Mims (house health committee chairman) on this issue since the fall of 2011. Mr. Mims has refused to budge. Last year, he told one of his constituents and MPVR CoDirector, Lindey Magee that he would not be allowing our bill to be heard by his committee, recognizing the support our bill had in both his committee and the house floor...Sam admited the bill would likely pass if allowed to be voted on, but that, "Mississippi is just not ready.”
MISSISSIPPI IS READY!
The ONLY way to keep Sam Mims from killing our bill again this year is if we collectively make our voice heard!
Please leave the same message for Representative Toby Barker at 601.359.3362. Toby is the house health committee vice chair.
Also, Speaker Gunn told us he would be impressed if he received phone calls stating that it would show him that the people of Mississippi want this. Call Speaker Gunn at 601.359.3300
...you will just be leaving a message when you make these calls, so PLEASE do this!
If we fill their voice mail, please make yourself a note to try again later and again the next day until you are able to leave a message. This lets them know this is important to you!
with the subject line: Support Vaccine Options for MS Parents
You can just send one email to all these addresses. Remember subject: Support Vaccine Options for MS Parents. Don't forget to ask spouse and other family to also send an email & call!