Beth Rutledge, The Arc of Massachusetts
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CART and ASL interpreters will be available. If you require other accommodations, please contact: by Thursday February 13, 2014.
Making Our Future Happen: Feeling Safe, Included & Free
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Great Hall, The State House
You are invited to attend our annual Legislative Reception on March 5th. This is an ideal opportunity for persons with disabilities, family members, advocates, state agency heads and their staff, and legislators to meet and catch up on legislative priorities and other important issues.
Invited guests include Governor Deval Patrick, Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Therese Murray, State Senators and Representatives, State Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Commissioners. Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray will attend and recognize award registrants.
Please set up an appointment ahead of time to meet with your legislators, and encourage them to attend the Legislative Reception.
10:30am - 11:00am: Registration and Refreshments - Great Hall - Exhibitors - Grand Staircase Hall
11:00am - 12:00pm: Program and Presentations - Great Hall
Welcome - Brian Leary, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
National Anthem - Sergeant Timothy F.X. Grant, Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Opening Remarks - Frank Sally, President, The Arc of Massachusetts
Greetings and Proclamation - Honorable Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts(invited)
Speaking About the Issues - Evelyn Hausslein: Parent, Educator, Advocate
Legislators of the Year Awards: The Arc of Massachusetts Award - Representative Brian Dempsey, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Award - Senator Jennifer Flanagan
Call to Action - Julie Fitzpatrick, Chairperson, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Visits to Legislators
Before or after the event, meet with your legislators to discuss legislative priorities and issues of importance to persons with disabilities. Team leaders will be available to escort small groups requesting assistance.
Please call your legislators to encourage them to attend the event and to make an appointment to visit their office. To identify your legislators and for a link to their contact information, go to this website: http://wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx