The Arc of Massachusetts and MDDC 42nd Annual Legislative Reception is just around the corner on March 4!
The event is from 10:30AM – 11:30AM (with registration starting at 10 AM) at the Great Hall in the State House. Our theme is Breaking through Bias: Advancing Opportunities, Raising Expectations.
It recognizes the importance of ending the biases and stigmas against people with I/DD that are barriers to their employment, independence, and equality, and the ways in which these biases are also reflected in the treatment of their direct support providers.
We encourage you to set up visits with your legislators after the reception to talk about issues important to you and your family and pass on The Arc and MDDC’s legislative priorities (included in our packets found at the legislative reception).
Also be sure to download our new guide on Visiting the State House: Tips for Productive Advocacy Before, During, and After! This guide will provide you all the tips you need to make your visit to the State House successful. This also includes a custom-tailored section to prepare you for attending the Annual Legislative Reception.