We are inviting public officials from the Patrick administration and the Legislature to listen to the ideas community organizers heard at the doors, on the phone banks, through listserves, and in member meetings, as well as an analysis of the polls and focus groups performed in preparation for Question One.
Add your voice in our mission to advocate for a fair, adequate and stable revenue structure and budget for our Commonwealth.
And yes, we know that we will likely find ourselves competing with each other as we advocate that our programs are the most “sympathetic and compelling,” but at least we are working together to build a foundation of good information and smart strategies!
The tuition for the session is $20 and includes a light supper and take-home materials.
Besides the Budget Punch lists, we will have a freshly-printed second edition of the Real Clout Book and Real Clout Workbook available at cost.
Please contact Carmen Arce-Bowen at (617) 275-2833 or carmen [at] realclout.org to RSVP for this event, or with any questions! Seating is limited – RSVP ASAP!
Polling and Focus Group Organizers • Coalition for Our Communities – Jo Blum, Harris Gruman • ONE Massachusetts, Education Voters – Yawu Miller, Michael Fogelberg
Community Organizers • Coalition for Social Justice – Deb Fastino • Mass Affordable Housing Alliance – Cortina Vann • Massachusetts ACORN – Mimi Ramos • Massachusetts Senior Action Council – Carolyn Viller, Community Members • Chelsea Collaborative – Gladys Vega, Carmen Arce-Bowen
Networks and Membership Organizations • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network – David Magnani • Mass Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities – Dan Hunter
Public Officials • Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance – Ronald Marlow • Massachusetts House of Representatives – Denise Provost, Byron Rushing • Massachusetts Senate – Laura Booth, Office of Senator Anthony Gallucio, others unconfimed.