We’ve done Massachusetts Days in the past, and we revived the tradition this year, planning on many more to come.
The event featured discussions with some of the most recognizable names in politics including Senator Kerry, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and members of the MA Congressional Delegation.
Here’s what Senator Kerry said about the event:
Massachusetts Day on Capitol Hill was an opportunity for folks to come to Washington and hear from and talk to some of the leaders who are driving the agenda on health care, banking, education, climate change and a host of other issues. There was some great back and forth between the audience and the speaker and it was a real treat, even for me, to get the chance to hear from such a impressive group of speakers.
It was held in the beautiful Senate Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building, just above our offices, and the room was filled with a cross-section of people from Massachusetts. There was a lot of fantastic discussion, and I think people on both sides of the podium learned a lot.
And then after the discussion, many of the attendees went to see the Red Sox beat up on the hapless Nationals bullpen, the Sox chalking up another of their way to 100+ wins this season (you heard it here first … 100 wins for the Sox in 2009).
It was a great day, very successful, and we hope to do many more of them. Which is one reason why I’m posting it here. We’ll announce the next one a few weeks in advance, so watch out for that.
Now … for the pictures:
Heard from our state’s House delegation, here’s a few pics:
As I said above, “some of the biggest names in politics” … Speaker Pelosi:
Some major members of the media were there … George Stephapolous:
All in all, a great time was had by all: