Revving up for 2013

Though we need to wait until January for a new bill number, we’re going to be the most proactive in building awareness over the next few months that we’ve ever been. We need your help. We’re looking for volunteers interested in speaking in front of groups from civil rights organizations we select to both build awareness and sign on the organization as an official sponsor of the bill. If you’re interested in educating others about the bill in this manner, as part of our street team, come to our training on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm at Suffolk Law in downtown Boston (exact location to be announced). For those coming from western and central MA, we will be able to Skype. RSVP is required by emailing

If you have a contact or recommendation for any of these groups or areas, let us know. We’ll reach out to them this fall. E-mail

Disability groups:
Disability Law Center of Massachusetts

Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (affiliated with UMASS Lowell)
Massachusetts Association of School Committees (Glenn Koocher)

Employment groups:
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

General civil rights groups:
City of Quincy Human Rights Commission

GLBTQ groups:
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (Lee Swislow)
Join the Impact Massachusetts
Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition
Rainbow Law

Legal groups:
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MASSNELA)
Women’s Bar Association

Mental health groups:
Dorchester House
Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (Elizabeth K. Englander and Theresa Enos – Bridgewater State)
Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (Diana & Paul Lewis – East Longmeadow)
Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association
Massachusetts Psychological Association
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of The Berkshires (Peggy Morse)
National Association of Social Workers
Riverside Trauma Center (Larry Berkowitz – Needham)

Nurses groups:
Massachusetts Nurses Association

Women’s groups:
Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC)

Civil rights groups
Colleges and universities
Employment lawyers
GLBTQ groups
K-12 schools
Law schools
Legal groups
Mental health groups
Nurses organizations
Small business associations

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