Sample letter to legislator requesting Family Friendly Jury Duty legislation
Dear Representative (or Senator) ___________________
I am writing
to ask for your support for 'Family Friendly Jury Duty legislation' that
will be filed for the 2007-2008 session of Ohio's General Assembly.
legislation would allow at-home caregivers of babies and young children,
those who care for an elderly or disabled relative, and those who home
school their children to defer jury service until their children are older
or their care giving responsibilities have ceased. I think this legislation
is important to the well-being of many families in the State of Ohio.
When such a
parent or family caregiver is called for jury duty, safe, reliable, all-day
substitute care is rarely available on short notice and for an indeterminate
period of time.
Friendly Jury Duty' legislation is passed, Ohio will join the
of U.S. states that have, or are considering, some form of family-friendly
jury duty legislation. This legislation would ensure the well-being of our
most vulnerable citizens -- our children, the disabled, and the elderly.
These are citizens who need to be cared for, not inconveniences that need to
be dealt with, and as citizens of this country, they are supposed to be
protected under our Constitution.
Last updated Friday March 23, 2007