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When

Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Where

Great Hall, The State House 
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133  

 
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Contact

Beth Rutledge, The Arc of Massachusetts 
781-891-6270 x101 | rutledge@arcmass.org 

CART and ASL interpreters will be available.  If you require other accommodations, please contact: Beth Rutledge by Thursday February 13, 2014.

 

The 36th Annual Legislative Reception

Please join The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council for our 36th Annual Legislative Reception. This is an 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.

Making Our Future Happen: Feeling Safe, Included & Free

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

10:30am-12:00pm

Great Hall, The State House

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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.

AGENDA

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