Please join us for a VIRTUAL joint legislative reception of The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10-11:00 am. The theme for our 43rd annual Legislative Reception is “Equity in the Face of Uncertainty: Moving Forward Together.”
MDDC will be honoring Representative Josh S. Cutler and The Arc will be honoring Senator Michael J. Rodrigues, the Chair of Senate Ways and Means, as Legislators of the Year. Lauren Beckham Falcone of WROR radio, and parent of a child with Down syndrome, will be serving as the emcee.
Our community has faced enormous challenges this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 3, we want to reflect on what our community has overcome during this difficult time and how the legislature has responded to our needs. We will also look ahead to how we move forward together serving all members of our community. In addition, The Arc will publicly announce its priority bills and a call to action for this legislative session.
We anticipate several hundred citizens, family members, and staff in the field will attend virtually, as well as numerous elected and appointed officials. ASL will be provided, as well as CART in Spanish. We hope you will join us in honoring our community’s champions!